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"Digital Nagriks" for a Free, Equal, and Inclusive Internet: Our demands from the incoming Union Government

We present a seven-point agenda for political parties running in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, demanding the incoming government to make the protection, preservation, and advancement of digital rights a top governance priority.
24 January, 2024
7 min read

NIC withdraws polling station surveillance tender: A small win for voter rights

Following IFF's letter to the ECI raising concerns over NIC's tender for deploying drones and facial recognition technologies at polling stations in the 2024 elections, ECI directed NIC to withdraw the tender, noting risks to voter privacy.
22 January, 2024
3 min read

Why NIC’s proposed polling station surveillance during the 2024 elections is a terrible idea

It’s election year, and NIC is already planning on deploying FRT and drones at polling stations to surveil voters and “maintain law and order”. We write to NIC and ECI outlining why this is undemocratic, unconstitutional, and overall a terrible idea.
18 January, 2024
4 min read

#DoTheRightsThing: Meta’s HRIA for India

Gearing up for the 2024 general elections, we bring you #DoTheRightsThing. This series aims to assess the reporting on human rights impact undertaken by significant platforms—the first in line, Meta's 2023 annual Human Rights Report.
14 October, 2023
8 min read

We wrote to the Election Commissioner of India on the use of Facial Recognition Technology for voter verification in Karnataka

We asked them to immediately cease the use in light of the potential harms it may cause.
13 May, 2023
2 min read

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