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Don't swipe next! We write to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for sustained hearings and an international human rights audit of Facebook India

There has been an alarming press report published in the Wall Street Journal on August 14, 2020 titled, “Facebook’s Hate-Speech Rules Collide with Indian Politics”. It merits urgent intervention and investigation into human rights breaches by Facebook India.
17 August, 2020
4 min read

The pandemic session of parliament is vital for our digital rights. A call to our lawmakers!

As the much awaited Monsoon Session of the Parliament draws near, we put out a list of urgent issues in the digital, and privacy rights domain that need foolproof, and swift redressal.
13 August, 2020
6 min read

From, "sheer suddenness" to sustained deliberation. A letter to the IT Standing Committee.

The IT Standing Committee is going to meet soon. We bring to its notice a backlog of issues and flag website blocking (of DuckDuckGo or Reddit), internet shutdowns and facial recognition technology.
10 July, 2020
4 min read

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.
05 June, 2020
3 min read

Workplace Surveillance: Your employer could be watching you

Read IFF's public brief highlighting the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 on workplace surveillance and participate in the consultation being held by the Joint Parliamentary Committee.
12 February, 2020
3 min read

Young Indians are mature enough to have a conversation on porn. Parliamentary Committee should invite further inputs.

We made submissions to the ad-hoc committee constituted to study the impact of porn on social media.
08 January, 2020
2 min read

MEITY to brief the Standing Committee on IT, we have a few topics they can talk about.

The Standing Committee of IT is holding a meeting on October 25, 2019 where it will be briefed by MEITY on safeguarding citzens online. We flag a few concerns that need addressing.
24 October, 2019
2 min read

We are excited and look forward to working closely with the Standing Committee on Information Technology!

Parliamentary Committees are incredibly vital our parliamentary and legislative processes. As a new Committee has been formed, we write to them with a few suggestions.
21 September, 2019
2 min read

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