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SC appoints a committee to examine the use of Pegasus Spyware in India

Supreme Court has appointed a committee of technical experts overseen by Justice R. V. Raveendran, to examine the use of Pegasus Spyware on Indian Citizens.
27 October, 2021
6 min read

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Illegal CCTV deployment in Delhi is alarming #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the Lt. Governor of Delhi with our concerns regarding the ongoing illegal CCTV deployment in the National Capital and possible recommendations to protect the privacy of citizens.
20 October, 2021
5 min read

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MoUs for algorithms and data for profit: 4 new MoUs signed between the Ministry of Agriculture and private corporations, including Jio and Cisco.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has recently signed 4 more Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements regarding the Agristack with Cisco, Ninjakart, ITC Limited, and Jio. In this post, we analyse these MoUs, and explain the issues that arise as a result.
19 October, 2021
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Big Opportunity! CCI accepts IFF’s expert information in its investigation of WhatsApp’s 2021 Privacy Policy

IFF has submitted expert information before the DG of CCI in charge of the investigation into WhatsApp's Privacy Policy. We highlighted how WhatsApp has a dominant position in the market, and how the Privacy Policy abuses such dominant position. The CCI tagged the information with the investigation.
14 October, 2021
4 min read

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IFF submits its comments on the Draft Aadhaar (Pricing of Aadhaar Authentication Services) Regulations

We have provided our comments on the Draft Aadhaar (Pricing of Aadhaar Authentication Services) Regulations 2021. In our comments, we recommended that Aadhaar authentication charges be scrapped and private entities be barred from acting as ‘requesting entities’ for authentication.
08 October, 2021
5 min read

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Read our Joint Letter with C-Help & FMES to NHA on CoWIN’s updated API #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the National Health Authority with C-Help & FMES on their updated API which would allow government and private entities to know the vaccination status of individuals.
05 October, 2021
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Vaccination is essential; Vaccine passports are not! #SaveOurPrivacy

In this explainer on vaccine passports, we try to examine the ethical, legal and privacy concerns surrounding them.
28 September, 2021
5 min read

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CCTVs in Delhi: Cause for concern or celebration? #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the Government of Delhi to highlight our concerns and highlight the need for a legal review & audit of their CCTV project.
09 September, 2021
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MEITY filed a limited affidavit in Supreme Court without confirming or denying if the Government used Pegasus

The Government has filed a limited affidavit before the SC which proposes to constitute a Committee of Experts but does not categorically comment on whether the government used the Pegasus Spyware. The SC has heard submissions on the limited affidavit and has listed the case for 17.08.2021.
16 August, 2021
4 min read

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We wrote to the Govt. of Meghalaya against the use of FRT for verification of pensioner's identities

We provided support to Mr. Jade Jeremiah Lyngdoh, a law student, in drafting a letter to the Govt. of Meghalaya in which we highlighted the possible privacy concerns of using FRT to verification of pensioners' identity.
16 August, 2021
3 min read

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