Project Panoptic

Illegal use of Facial Recognition for Voter Verification in Telangana #ProjectPanoptic

IFF filed RTI requests with the Telangana State Election Commission and Telangana State Technology Services pursuant to the use of Facial Recognition Technology for voter verification in the urban local body elections in Kompally in January, 2020.

RTI response reveals CCTV deployment by Chandigarh Police without legal safeguards #ProjectPanoptic

IFF filed an RTI with the Chandigarh Police regarding their use of CCTVs in the city of Chandigarh and received a total of 5 responses from different departments. We have summarized these responses and also listed the immediate concerns which should be addressed by the Chandigarh Police.

Lessons from the International Debate on Facial Recognition

We trace the international debate on use of facial recognition technology and recommend imposing a 3 year moratorium in India.

Problems with Facial Recognition Technology Operating in a Legal Vacuum

While the obvious problem with introduction of facial recognition in India is that a faulty system with a high error rate may be implemented, the implementation of an accurate FRT system also raises serious privacy concerns.

Introduction to Facial Recognition Projects in India

In the first of a three part series, we map major facial recognition projects being implemented by the Central and State Governments and broadly classify them according to intended purpose.

The Delhi Police must stop it's facial recognition system

We wrote to the Delhi Police demanding a complete halt and recall of Automated Facial Recognition System.