Data Protection

While India copes with COVID-19, Aadhaar continues its function creep #SaveOurPrivacy

After the Aadhaar Amendment Act 2019 and the Aadhaar Good Governance Rules 2020, there remain virtually no limitations on the use of Aadhaar authentication, which had earlier been restricted by the SC to only government entities and only for receipt of benefits and subsidies.

Move fast, break things? Not when sensitive health data is at stake! #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the National Health Authority seeking enactment of general and sectoral data protection laws and meaningful public consultation prior to deployment of any national digital health ID programme.

Watch the Watchmen Series Part 2 : The Centralised Monitoring System

In the second part of our Watch the Watchmen series, we take a look at the Centralised Monitoring System (CMS) which aims to automate the process of lawful interception & monitoring of telecommunications.

National Digital Health Mission Data Policy Consultation: Not now, not like this, not without all of us! #SaveOurPrivacy

Post Delhi HC hearing, a follow up representation was sent by the petitioner highlighting continuing violation of statutory obligations and urging the government to re-calculate deadline for submission of feedback after implementing recommended changes.

Delhi HC directs govt to consider representation regarding national Health Data Management Policy #SaveOurPrivacy

The petition heard by the Delhi HC raised concerns about the unreasonably short deadline for submission of feedback at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlighted how the existing process excludes persons with disabilities, non-English speakers and people without internet access.

Watch the Watchmen Series Part 1 : The National Intelligence Grid

We take a closer look at the proposed National Intelligence Grid which aims to tackle terror threats in the country and is scheduled go live on December 31, 2020.