Privacy

Madras High Court issues notice in petition challenging the Intermediary Rules 2021 by T. M. Krishna

Madras High issued notice on a writ petition by T.M. Krishna challenging the Intermediary Rules 2021.

Hyderabad Police force people to remove their masks before photographing them. We sent a legal notice. #SaveOurPrivacy

Hyderabad Police is forcing people to remove masks and photographing them. We sent a legal notice to the Police Commissioner about this.

Cybersec Charcha: Understanding the booming ransomware industry

In the second edition of Cybersec Charcha, we are taking a deep dive into understanding the unregulated ransomware industry, what a ransomware attack means and the consequences it can have.

Despite CIC’s observation that MeitY's response to us was “grossly improper," MeitY issues the same response again #SaveOurPrivacy

CIC directed the CPIO to re-visit our original RTI and provide a revised reply and info, if (comments on consultation on PDPB). However, the CPIO simply cited the same exemption under S.8 of the RTI Act that she had provided before the CIC.

Bad Rules for Good Governance

We explain why the Aadhaar Good Governances Rules are unconstitutional as they exceed the limits of the Aadhaar Act, violate the Puttaswamy judgement and proportionality test, and are vague and non-voluntary. We have petitioned the Committees on Subordinate Legislation to review the Rules.

We urge CBSE to consider the pandemic as a time for care for students, not violations of their privacy.

Read our analysis of CBSE's response to our representation on facial recognition use on students for access to digital documents.

DNA Bill : On democratic processes and dystopian outcomes #IFFExplainer #SaveOurPrivacy

The Standing Committee on Science and Technology recently submitted its report on the DNA Bill. Several concerns have been raised over the report, with two Committee members filing dissent notes. We decided to provide an explainer that breaks down the key issues with both the report and the Bill.

Is internet access not a basic necessity? Should our privacy not be safeguarded in health and education?

While the emphasis laid on improving access and equity is commendable, there are certain concerns that the Economic Survey must address. These include questions raised about the commercialisation of healthcare and the viability of remote learning, as well as the overarching data paradigm.

A rose by any other name? CBSE's face matching technology is just facial recognition in disguise

Read our representation to CBSE highlighting the concerns that come along with the use of facial recognition technology which they have put in place for accessing digital documents.

Delhi HC issues notice to govt in petition challenging denial of RTI regarding Aarogya Setu #SaveOurPrivacy

Today, the Delhi HC issued notice to the CPIOs of DeitY, MeitY, NeGD and NIC in a petition filed by RTI activist, Saurav Das, challenging denial of information relating to the creation of the Aarogya Setu app.