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Data Protection

Har Ghar Privacy Violation? #SaveOurPrivacy

The Har Ghar Tiranga campaign ended on August 15, 2022. However, the data collected under the campaign is still available on the website. We wrote to the Ministry of Culture to highlight this grave privacy violation.
21 September, 2022
5 min read

#PrivacyOfThePeople: The flight is about to take off…. with your luggage and data!

Regulations notified by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs mandate all registered airlines to provide details of all international passengers, flying to or from India, to the Customs department. This raises privacy concerns, especially given the withdrawal of the data protection bill.
08 September, 2022
11 min read

Delhi HC dismisses WhatsApp’s appeal to restrain CCI from investigating its Privacy Policy

Delhi HC upheld Competition Regulator's order directing an investigation into WhatsApp's 2021 Privacy Policy. The Court agreed that there was a prima facie reason to investigate the Privacy Policies.
27 August, 2022
5 min read

Here lies the Data Protection Bill, 2021

Read our statement on the withdrawal of the Data Protection Bill, 2021.
04 August, 2022
2 min read

#Privacyofthepeople: 91 problems but this ain’t one

In light of the recent debate on data of donors of Alt-News, we explain the scope of Section 91 notices, how they may impact your right to privacy and what remedies you have under law. Since IFF uses Razorpay to receive donations, we also explain the steps we are taking to protect donor privacy.
16 July, 2022
7 min read

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A Public Brief on the Data Protection Bill, 2021

IFF has released its Public Brief and Analysis on the Draft Data Protection Bill, 2021 in continuation of our efforts to make available a public analysis that helps you discover the top issues and concerns with this legislative proposal.
11 July, 2022
5 min read

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A comparison of state-level data policies

This blog post aims to compare and contrast the data policy for seven Indian states, namely, Punjab, Odisha, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Telangana and Chandigarh. Through this post, we attempt to analyse these policies through a lens of data protection and privacy.
04 June, 2022
14 min read

The Change Game: MeitY Resorts To Quick Fixes To Silence Experts

IFF writes to MeitY on the multiple changes made to the Draft India Data Accessibility & Use Policy, 2022 without any public acknowledgement. IFF calls for a fresh start to the consultation process.
26 March, 2022
7 min read

#PrivacyofthePeople: this Cookie will not crumble…

In this post, we highlight the conflict between efficiency and privacy posed by a key component of the internet: cookies. While cookies presently perform a lot of key functions in ensuring a smooth user experience, they also raise concerns about user privacy and data collection as we discuss here.
17 March, 2022
5 min read

The Government Wants To Sell Your Data | #SaveOurPrivacy

We respond to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology's Draft Data Access Policy. The policy raises serious privacy concerns due to its perverse economic incentives on data sharing.
05 March, 2022
7 min read

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