Privacy

The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 has adopted its final report. What now? #SaveOurPrivacy

The JPC on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 has adopted the final version of its report and is expected to table it in Parliament during the upcoming Winter Session. Here, we look at the possible ways forward for the PDPB and highlight some of the issues that may emerge from the final report.

“The use of FRT does not require any anchoring legislation” - The Meghalaya Government

Mr. Lyngdoh, a law student, sent a legal notice to the Meghalaya Govt. seeking reconsideration of use of FRT for pensioners in view of the possible privacy concerns. The Meghalaya Govt. in its response has explained its position which we have analysed.

IFF’s Statement on the Supreme Court Pegasus Committee

Read our statement on the committee of technical experts appointed by the Supreme Court of India to look into the Pegasus spyware revelations made in July.

Explained: RBI's Account Aggregator Framework

The RBI’s Account Aggregator framework went live on 2nd September this year. The government has claimed that the framework will have a transformative impact on the financial ecosystem. In this explainer, we take a look at what this framework really is and highlight certain issues that may arise.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.