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Project Panoptic

The Increasing Use of Facial Recognition Technology in India

In a letter to the Parliamentary Standing Committee, we relay our concerns to them and ask them to call relevant stakeholders such as ministry officials and privacy experts to depose before them.
09 February, 2021
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Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for January, 2021

Read more about RTI work for the month of January, 2021.
28 January, 2021
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A rose by any other name? CBSE's face matching technology is just facial recognition in disguise

Read our representation to CBSE highlighting the concerns that come along with the use of facial recognition technology which they have put in place for accessing digital documents.
21 January, 2021
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2020 in Review: Transparency for our digital rights

Read about all our initiatives throughout the year to increase transparency and accountability around digital rights issues in the country.
30 December, 2020
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Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for December, 2020

In this monthly series, we aim to provide information about how our RTI work is carried out and utilised to demand transparency and accountability from public authorities.
19 December, 2020
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Project Panoptic: Right to Information Updates from Delhi Police, Kolkata Police and Telangana State Technology Services

Replies to RTI requests filed with the Delhi Police, the Kolkata Police and the Telangana State Technology Services shed light on how these public authorities are using their FRT systems.
01 December, 2020
3 min read

IFF's Project Panoptic is (almost) here

The launch of the Project is imminent. Read more about the project here.
06 November, 2020
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Watch the Watchmen Series Part 4 : The National Automated Facial Recognition System

In the fourth part of our "Watch the Watchmen" series which aims to develop and use a national database of photographs which is to be used in conjunction with a facial recognition technology system by Central and State security agencies to swiftly identify criminals.
07 October, 2020
9 min read

Update on IFF's #ProjectPanoptic

IFF’s Project Panoptic aims to bring transparency and accountability to the relevant government stakeholders involved in the deployment and implementation of facial recognition technology (FRT) projects in India.
21 July, 2020
3 min read

IFF's Legal Notice to the NCRB on the Revised RFP for the National Automated Facial Recognition System #ProjectPanoptic

IFF has sent the NCRB a legal notice asking them to recall the revised RFP for AFRS citing concerns of violations of fundamental rights of privacy and freedom of speech and expression.
15 July, 2020
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