PrivacyofThePeople

#PrivacyOfThePeople: End of season sale of your privacy on e-commerce platforms

The e-commerce industry, which has witnessed significant growth alongside the advancement of technology, also presents privacy dilemmas to everyday customers. Through this post, we bring to light the the implications of data-driven marketing on our right to privacy.

#5Questions to ask before installing an app

Before you install any app on your phone, ask yourself these 5 questions.

#PrivacyOfThePeople: The flight is about to take off…. with your luggage and data!

Regulations notified by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs mandate all registered airlines to provide details of all international passengers, flying to or from India, to the Customs department. This raises privacy concerns, especially given the withdrawal of the data protection bill.

#PrivacyofthePeople: The boom of facial recognition technology in private spaces

The unregulated use of facial recognition by private actors in India is increasing for the sake of convenience. Read this post to understand why sacrificing privacy for convenience is harmful in the long run.

#Privacyofthepeople: 91 problems but this ain’t one

In light of the recent debate on data of donors of Alt-News, we explain the scope of Section 91 notices, how they may impact your right to privacy and what remedies you have under law. Since IFF uses Razorpay to receive donations, we also explain the steps we are taking to protect donor privacy.

Your period tracking app is tracking you #PrivacyofthePeople

In the absence of a data protection law, the information that you share with your period tracking application may end up being misused. But will the Data Protection Bill, 2021 provide any solace?

#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.