Project Panoptic

#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.

Delhi Police's claims that FRT is accurate with a 80% match are 100% scary

RTI responses reveal that the Delhi Police is treating 80% accurate FRT matches as positive results. Read our analysis on how this will lead to severe rights violations.

CIC directs Delhi Police to respond afresh to IFF's RTIs seeking information on use of FRT in policing

Second Appeals before CIC in three RTIs before Delhi Police seeking information on their use of FRT were heard on 29.06.22. Delhi Police were directed by CIC to respond afresh to the RTIs, in compliance with the RTI Act.

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for April 2022

For the month of April 2022, IFF has filed 40 RTI requests.

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for March 2022

Since our last report for the month of February, IFF has filed 33 RTI requests and 17 first appeals. In this post, we give you an overview of the requests filed and an analysis of the responses we have received from the different public authorities.

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for February 2022

For the month of February 2022, IFF has filed 36 RTI requests and 3 first appeals.

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for January 2022

Since our last report for the month of December, IFF has filed 10 RTI requests and 2 first appeals. In this post, we give you an overview of the requests filed and an analysis of the responses we have received from the different public authorities.

IFF explains DigiYatra: Turbulence ahead

In the second part of our series on the Ministry of Civil Aviation's DigiYatra Scheme, we analyse how the collected personal data may end up commercialised even as the Scheme fails to deliver on its promised convenience.

Part 1: The dangers of DigiYatra & facial recognition enabled paperless air travel #SaveOurPrivacy

You may think that using your face as a boarding pass would make travelling so much better. However, can it have a downside as well? Read our explainer to know more.

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for December 2021

Since our last report for the month of November, IFF has filed 21 RTI requests and 5 first appeals. In this post, we give you an overview of the requests filed and an analysis of the responses we have received from the different public authorities.