Data Protection

Banning 59 Apps sets a concerning precedent. A detailed statement and initial action. #WhatTheBlock

In this post, we, through our statement, indicate areas of concerns around the legality of the process and also indicate how, by filing Right to Information requests, we are hoping for greater public disclosure.

Bulk data sharing policy scrapped is an incremental victory that requires follow up action #SaveOurPrivacy

The MoRTH has scrapped its Bulk Data Sharing Policy. While this is a great step, there are a few critical privacy loopholes that still remain to be addressed. We wrote to the ministry identifying as well providing recommendations to tackle these loopholes.

The Committee on IT is meeting next week! #SaveOurPrivacy

The Committee on IT is meeting on June 10, 2020 to discuss the issue of, "Citizens data security and privacy". We are hopeful it puts questions on Aarogya Setu and Data Breaches to the Ministry of IT.

It's time to stop data breaches and security vulnerabilities. We write to the IT Ministry. #SaveOurPrivacy

Till we fix the regulatory and cyber security plumbing of our digital, public infrastructure the data leaks and cyber security vulnerabilities will continue

We wrote to the Kerala Government and the Expert Committee formed on the Sprinklr Inc. Data Protection issue in Kerala highlighting the need for preserving the ideal of Constitutional Federalism #SaveOurPrivacy

In our representation to the Government of Kerala and the Expert Committee formed on the issue, we have pointed out certain lacunae in the Kerala HC order addressing the issue and have made specific suggestions on how best to resolve them.

Kerala High Court hears challenges against mandatory imposition of Aarogya Setu

The Kerala High Court has directed MeitY to file a response to petitions challenging mandatory imposition of Aarogya Setu and to state on record that data collected by the app will not be misused.