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Privacy

Watch the Watchmen Series Part 1 : The National Intelligence Grid

We take a closer look at the proposed National Intelligence Grid which aims to tackle terror threats in the country and is scheduled go live on December 31, 2020.
02 September, 2020
5 min read

Kerala HC to hear Aarogya Setu petitions in September 2020 #SaveOurPrivacy

On 24 August, the Kerala HC heard a writ petition regarding third party data sharing and mandatory imposition of the Aarogya Setu app.
26 August, 2020
3 min read

Explainer: Law enforcement access to personal electronic devices #SaveOurPrivacy

This explainer is to help the reader navigate a situation where the police seize and intend to/or demand access to your personal electronic device (PED) such as a mobile phone, laptop, tablet, etc.
03 August, 2020
5 min read

Over 130 individuals and organizations oppose mandatory use of Aarogya Setu in Delhi district courts #SaveOurPrivacy

The representation highlights that making Aarogya Setu a pre-condition to access judicial establishments is likely to create barriers to justice, compromise the privacy of lawyers and their clients, and lacks any basis in law.
30 July, 2020
5 min read

Survey about use of Aarogya Setu for air travel #SaveOurPrivacy

Take this survey about use of Aarogya Setu for air travel so we can identify the scale of the problem and take appropriate remedial measures.
22 July, 2020
2 min read

We wrote to DGCA with recommendations on the Draft Unmanned Aircraft System (Drones) Rules, 2020 #SaveOurPrivacy

Read our recommendations to the DGCA on the Draft UAS (Drones) Rules. Our main recommendations were the introduction of privacy protecting measures and the prohibition of aerial surveillance.
07 July, 2020
4 min read

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.
30 June, 2020
6 min read

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.
29 June, 2020
3 min read

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.
24 June, 2020
7 min read

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.
23 June, 2020
3 min read

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