Catergory

Data Protection

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.
23 September, 2020
4 min read

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.
14 September, 2020
6 min read

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.
10 September, 2020
4 min read

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.
03 September, 2020
4 min read

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.
02 September, 2020
5 min read

Kerala HC to hear Aarogya Setu petitions in September 2020 #SaveOurPrivacy

On 24 August, the Kerala HC heard a writ petition regarding third party data sharing and mandatory imposition of the Aarogya Setu app.
26 August, 2020
3 min read

Over 130 individuals and organizations oppose mandatory use of Aarogya Setu in Delhi district courts #SaveOurPrivacy

The representation highlights that making Aarogya Setu a pre-condition to access judicial establishments is likely to create barriers to justice, compromise the privacy of lawyers and their clients, and lacks any basis in law.
30 July, 2020
5 min read

Survey about use of Aarogya Setu for air travel #SaveOurPrivacy

Take this survey about use of Aarogya Setu for air travel so we can identify the scale of the problem and take appropriate remedial measures.
22 July, 2020
2 min read

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.
01 July, 2020
8 min read

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.
30 June, 2020
6 min read

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