Privacy

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.

Joint Statement : The Government of Kerala must withdraw compulsory Aadhaar for state government jobs

Kalyani Menon Sen, a petitioner in the Aadhaar case has sent a legal notice to the Government of Kerala which has made Aadhaar mandatory for state government jobs. We are issuing a joint statement supporting this action.

How (cyber)safe are the Indian citizens? Think again and think harder. #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the Committee on IT, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, and the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. We highlighted the presence of massive cybersecurity threats in India and the need for reinstating parliamentary deliberation for protecting citizens' rights.

The ongoing illegal use of drones for mass surveillance by the Delhi Police needs to be investigated #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the MCA and DGCA asking them to recall the conditional exemption allowing the use of drones for COVID-19 related operations and to commence an investigation into the ongoing illegal use of drones by the Delhi Police for mass surveillance.

Surveillance of social media users is not the solution for fake news #SaveOurPrivacy

We sent a legal notice to BECIL against a tender for procurement of fact verification and disinformation detection tools which will lead to mass surveillance of social media users.

Mass Surveillance? You decide as per DoT’s RTI responses #SaveOurPrivacy

RTI responses received by IFF raise concerns about illegal mass surveillance and do not support DoT's claim that bulk Call Data Records were sought for call drop analysis.