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Privacy

While Delhi has its pollution mask on, the rest of India might need one too. For different reasons of course...

In light of the continuing growing concerns of CCTVs and facial recognition technology in the recent weeks, we throw a few more kicks to fight against this trajectory of mass surveillance.
11 November, 2019
3 min read

NCRB finally responds to legal notice on facial recognition, we promptly send a rejoinder...

The NCRB promptly responds as we followed up on our legal notice and IFF replies having to restate original asks.
08 November, 2019
3 min read

Here's looking at you/he/she/they! The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy looks at gender and personality.

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy is exploring the importance of the right to privacy specifically its enjoyment based on gender and personality. IFF makes a submission with concerns and recommendations.
17 October, 2019
3 min read

#PrivacySupreme: Two years of the Right to Privacy.

24 August 2019 marks the second anniversary of the Indian Supreme Court’s landmark judgement in KS Puttaswamy v. Union of India. We celebrate and critically appraise this moment as we discuss our next steps in protecting the Right to Privacy.
24 August, 2019
2 min read

Updates from the Supreme Court: Facebook's transfer petition of the Aadhaar-social media linking case in the Madras HC.

The Hon'ble SC issues notice to respondents, permits hearings to be continued in the Madras HC but directs that no final orders be given.
20 August, 2019
2 min read

Personal Data and Information Privacy Code Bill, 2019 introduced in the Lok Sabha today! #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF goes to Parliament with Dr. Ravikumar (Lok Sabha, MP from Tamil Nadu). Today, the Personal Data and Information Privacy Code Bill, 2019 was introduced!
26 July, 2019
2 min read

Vanakkam! Updates on the Aadhaar-social media linkage and encryption PIL before the Madras HC

At today's hearing, IFF placed on record its written submissions highlighting how proposed changes to the product design of social media platforms would harm user privacy and lead to over-broad automated censorship.
24 July, 2019
2 min read

Legal notice to the Delhi Government to immediately halt CCTV installations.

As the Delhi Government begins installation of CCTV cameras, we write to the Chief Minister of concerns with its process and lack of safeguards.
06 June, 2019
3 min read

We won’t give up! IFF approaches CIC against MHA’s refusal to disclose surveillance figures.

After the MHA rejected our RTI applications about use of surveillance powers on flimsy grounds, IFF has filed an appeal before the CIC and we are willing to go the distance in this fight for transparency.
14 May, 2019
4 min read

Too many cooks won't spoil this broth. Need for larger participation by the Parliamentary Committee on IT.

As the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology widens the ambit of its hearings to other online platforms, we ask them to ensure the inclusion of civil society organisations, academics and experts. We also raise some questions regarding the criteria and scope of these hearings.
25 February, 2019
3 min read

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