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RTI

IFF keeps pushing against secrecy in surveillance. CIC orders MHA to adjudicate on our request for transparency.

In 2018, we filed six RTIs seeking the number of e-surveillance orders issued by the Home Ministry in 2016-18. The information was denied to us. Two years later, in response to our second appeal, the CIC has held that our request was improperly denied.
19 May, 2021
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Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for April, 2021

Since our last report in the month of March, IFF has filed 7 RTI requests. Here, we give you an overview of the requests filed and why demanding transparency from government authorities is one of the key elements in our fight to protect digital rights which has taken a hit in the lockdown.
05 May, 2021
3 min read

Without prejudice: The least the government can do is proactively publish judicial orders for website blocking #WhatTheBlock

We wrote to Ministry of Electronics & IT asking them to, at the least, consider proactive publication of judicial orders and maintaining a public list of websites/URLs blocked under it.
21 April, 2021
5 min read

We urge CBSE to consider the pandemic as a time for care for students, not violations of their privacy.

Read our analysis of CBSE's response to our representation on facial recognition use on students for access to digital documents.
16 April, 2021
5 min read

Sustained, strategic litigation helps advance transparency in digital policymaking #SaveOurPrivacy

Updates from the High Court of Delhi on the writ petition of Saurav Das who is challenging the Central Information Commission's order denying him information on Aarogya Setu.
12 April, 2021
5 min read

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for March, 2021

Since our last report in the month of February, IFF has filed 23 RTI requests, 5 first appeals and 1 second appeal. . Here, we give you an overview of the requests filed and why demanding transparency from government authorities is one of the key elements in our fight to protect digital rights.
06 April, 2021
5 min read

CIC observes that IT Ministry's denial on RTI for comments on the Data Protection Bill is, "grossly improper" #SaveOurPrivacy

In a positive order in our second appeal related to the Data Protection Bill, the CIC directed the CPIO of MeitY to re-visit the RTI application and provide us with a revised reply.
02 April, 2021
7 min read

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for February, 2021

Since our last report in the month of January, IFF has filed 41 RTI requests. Here, we give you an overview of the requests filed and why demanding transparency and accountability from government authorities is one of the key elements in our fight to protect digital rights.
02 March, 2021
5 min read

Digital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for January, 2021

Read more about RTI work for the month of January, 2021.
28 January, 2021
4 min read

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
4 min read

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