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Is the illegal use of facial recognition technology by the Delhi Police akin to mass surveillance? You decide. #Project Panoptic

In this blogpost, we collate and analyze our findings on the Delhi Police's use of facial recognition technology. Use of facial recognition without having a legal framework in place to regulate it raises the threat of mass surveillance.

Banning 59 Apps sets a concerning precedent. A detailed statement and initial action. #WhatTheBlock

In this post, we, through our statement, indicate areas of concerns around the legality of the process and also indicate how, by filing Right to Information requests, we are hoping for greater public disclosure.

The ongoing illegal use of drones for mass surveillance by the Delhi Police needs to be investigated #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the MCA and DGCA asking them to recall the conditional exemption allowing the use of drones for COVID-19 related operations and to commence an investigation into the ongoing illegal use of drones by the Delhi Police for mass surveillance.

A look at Aarogya Setu through the Right to Information lens #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF has filed multiple Right to Information requests with various governmental authorities on the Aarogya Setu application. In this post, we will highlight these requests, the substantial replies that we received as well as the non-answers which also tell us a lot.

Rajasthan internet shutdown orders continue to be issued by unauthorized officials

Rajasthan internet shutdown orders continue to be issued by Divisional Commissioners who lack authority to suspend telecom services. Further, many orders were issued in circumstances which do not seem to satisfy the public emergency/public safety requirement under the law.

Bihar’s internet shutdown orders reveal vague but relatively narrow suspension of mass messaging platforms

Internet shutdown orders issued by the Bihar Government reveal blocking of specific mass messaging platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp etc. rather than suspension of internet services in their entirety.