PrivacyofThePeople

#PrivacyofthePeople: Random phone checks by the Police

In the latest post in our #PrivacyofthePeople series, we look at whether the police can randomly check your phone is you have not consented to it.

#PrivacyofthePeople: this Cookie will not crumble…

In this post, we highlight the conflict between efficiency and privacy posed by a key component of the internet: cookies. While cookies presently perform a lot of key functions in ensuring a smooth user experience, they also raise concerns about user privacy and data collection as we discuss here.

#PrivacyofthePeople: Alexa, Google, Siri, we hear for you?

Voice-enabled AI assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri reside not only on our smartphones but also in millions of bedrooms. The intimacy they enjoy presents a range of privacy risks that can be mitigated by a user centric, rights focussed, data protection law.

#PrivacyofThePeople: Society and community management apps

What are the privacy implications of society and community management apps that resident associations are increasingly adopting in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities across India? IFF analyses user rights from harm and consent-based frameworks, and how the upcoming data protection law may protect users.

#PrivacyOfThePeople: Small borrowers and digital lending apps

In the latest post in our #PrivacyOfThePeople series, we look at the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 on digital lending application users. We examine both illegal and ‘legal’ lending apps and look at how the data protection bill will impact digital lending.

#PrivacyOfThePeople: Gig and app-based workers

In the latest post in our #PrivacyOfThePeople series, we look at the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 on gig workers. We examine the minimal data rights provided to these workers by work agreements, how the PDPB would affect these conditions, and how these issues can be remedied.

#PrivacyOfThePeople - To Date or To Data? / Swipe Left on Surveillance

In continuation of our weekly series #PrivacyOfThePeople, we examine how dating and matrimonial services share your personal data and just how well the Bill protects us. We explore the need to secure such data as well as why the current regulations are inadequate.

#PrivacyOfThePeople - Why Student Data should be Students’ Data

In the continuation of our weekly series #PrivacyOfThePeople, we examine the growing interest in students’ data and what the Bill has to say when it comes to student data. We explore the need to secure such data as well as why current regulations inadequately protect student data.

Will India's Healthcare Data Be Protected? #PrivacyOfThePeople

In the continuation of our weekly series #PrivacyOfThePeople, we look at the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in relation to healthcare data. We explore the need to secure such data as well as why private companies and foreign hackers are interested in the data of senior citizens.

India's Data Protection Bill and Social Media Users: #PrivacyOfThePeople

In our new weekly series #PrivacyOfThePeople, we look at the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 on different sections of society. In this post, we discuss whether the Bill actually protects user data when it comes to social media platforms.