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The Arsenal Reports: The rise of targeted surveillance in India

The reports by Arsenal Consulting show that some of the BK-16 were surveilled and incriminating documents planted on their computers. We analyse what this means for the rise of targeted surveillance in India in light of the recent Pegasus revelations.
12 August, 2021
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Pegasus: Rupesh Kumar Singh and Ipsa Shatakshi and other journalists approach SC

Rupesh Kumar Singh and Ipsa Shatakshi, activists reporting on issues related to Adivasi people in Jharkhand, approached the SC asking to declare that the use of a spyware such as Pegasus is unconstitutional. IFF has provided legal assistance.
05 August, 2021
4 min read

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Line-by-line verification of the IT Minister's Statement on the Pegasus Hacks

In this post, we present to you a line-by-line verification of the IT Minister's statement on Pegasus, wherein we use a constitutional, legal, and people-centric lens to debunk and correct falsehoods and misinterpretations.
30 July, 2021
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State Governments need to step up on the Pegasus issue

Cognisant of the legal injuries as well as the violations of fundamental rights that have occurred in light of the Pegasus spyware revelations, we wrote to the state governments of Maharashtra & Chhattisgarh to institute investigations into the use of spyware against citizens.
29 July, 2021
4 min read

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Securing Examination Data: No Child’s Play

Concerned about the threat to children's privacy and safety caused by such data breaches, in July 2021, IFF sent thirty-two representations to the State and Union Territory Commissions for the Protection of Child Rights in India.
26 July, 2021
8 min read

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Dear Standing Committee, We Have Some Questions on Pegasus

We wrote to the Standing Committee on IT with questions for the MHA, MeitY and MoC related to the Pegasus revelations.
23 July, 2021
6 min read

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Women’s safety on the internet has to account for intersectionality

In light of recent incident wherein women belonging to the Muslim community were targeted, we have written to the NCW & DCW with our recommendations as well as to GoDaddy.com asking them to remove the domain registered with them.
19 July, 2021
6 min read

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IFF’s Statement on Hacking Revelations made by the Pegasus Project

Read our statement in response to the revelations made by the Pegasus Project which revealed that over 300 verified Indian mobile telephone numbers were targeted by the Israeli spyware firm, NSO Group.
19 July, 2021
3 min read

Government endorses the use of facial recognition for “touchless” vaccination process

We filed an RTI application with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to verify reports about the government using facial recognition technology (FRT) for the verification of beneficiaries of the COVID-19 vaccines. In their response the Ministry confirmed the use of FRT.
04 July, 2021
4 min read

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Striking the balance between privacy and public interest in judicial proceedings: Our comments to the Supreme Court’s Draft Live Streaming Rules

Draft Model Rules for Live-Streaming and Recording of Court Proceedings were released by the Supreme Court’s e-Committee. IFF submitted its comments to the Draft Rules welcoming the Rules, and suggesting that the Rules can strike a better balance between privacy and public interest.
28 June, 2021
5 min read

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