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Privacy

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.
19 June, 2020
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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.
16 June, 2020
6 min read

RWA uncles, please calm down about Aarogya Setu #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the government seeking issuance of an advisory which clarifies that Resident Welfare Associations cannot make use of Aarogya Setu mandatory for entry into housing societies.
01 June, 2020
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Kerala High Court hears challenges against mandatory imposition of Aarogya Setu

The Kerala High Court has directed MeitY to file a response to petitions challenging mandatory imposition of Aarogya Setu and to state on record that data collected by the app will not be misused.
12 May, 2020
6 min read

The Internet Should Not Become a Boys Club

We wrote to the WCD Ministry and DCW about the need to address image based sexual abuse on the internet in a rights respecting manner in light of the recent 'Boiz Locker Room' incident.
07 May, 2020
5 min read

Workers of a digital world unite to advance privacy, dignity and autonomy! #SaveOurPrivacy

This May Day, IFF and a diverse group of individuals and organizations write to the government to ensure that privacy, dignity and autonomy of workers is not compromised during the COVID-19 crisis.
01 May, 2020
7 min read

Unpacking the positives and risks of Apple and Google’s contact tracing foray #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF’s Working Paper on Privacy Prescriptions for Technology Interventions on COVID-19 in India, affords significant space to the issue of contact tracing technologies. It offers a preliminary breakdown of the Apple and Google's proposed partnership to provide a digital contact tracing solution.
17 April, 2020
7 min read

The need to investigate the NSO Group, which was behind the Pegasus software, is now more than ever. #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh urging them to establish committees to investigate the Whatsapp hack. Our key recommendations were to include victim and expert testimony in the investigation which should be carried out in a transparent manner.
10 April, 2020
3 min read

Read IFF’s Response to the Draft Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2020. Our Ask? Hold Big Tech Accountable

IFF responded to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs; draft Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2020 . We suggest ways in which the Government could strengthen and streamline its institutions. We also stress on the need for India’s competition laws to reflect challenges emerging from technology markets.
20 March, 2020
6 min read

Data Protection and the National Population Register #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF's brief highlights how NPR violates data protection principles of lawfulness, consent, purpose limitation, data minimization and accountability. Based on this case study, the brief identifies various loopholes in the PDP Bill and recommends necessary changes to the Joint Parliamentary Committee.
28 February, 2020
3 min read

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