Privacy

Security incidents and the Personal Data Protection Bill. Need to do more and do better.

The recent BigBasket data breach was the most recent example of a spate of security incidents that have plagued the country recently. As work becomes more and more digital, the legislative framework for cyber security must be strengthened by strengthening the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019.

Mandatory imposition of Aarogya Setu by Delhi Govt is illegal and ineffective #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the Delhi Government and its Excise Department urging against mandatory imposition of the Aarogya Setu app. Our alarm bells were rung by a circular issued by the Excise Department which directed licensed wholesale liquor vendors to ensure mandatory use of Aarogya Setu by every worker.

IFF's Project Panoptic is (almost) here

The launch of the Project is imminent. Read more about the project here.

Statement: One year of inaction, delay and evasion on the NSO-Pegasus hack #SaveOurPrivacy

Despite multiple government and parliamentary bodies examining the Pegasus hack, a whole year has passed and we still do not know who was responsible for this egregious violation of the privacy of human rights defenders in the country.

Watch the Watchmen Series Part 5 : The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019

In the fifth part of our "Watch the Watchmen" series, we take a closer look at PDP Bill which is likely to be tabled in next year's Budget Session.

While India copes with COVID-19, Aadhaar continues its function creep #SaveOurPrivacy

After the Aadhaar Amendment Act 2019 and the Aadhaar Good Governance Rules 2020, there remain virtually no limitations on the use of Aadhaar authentication, which had earlier been restricted by the SC to only government entities and only for receipt of benefits and subsidies.