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RTI

The non-personal data policy process remains opaque and problematic #SaveOurPrivacy

Replies to Right to Information requests filed to the Committee of Experts working on the Non-Personal Data Governance framework highlight an underlying transparency problem which has been mirrored throughout 2020 by various other such data-related consultations by the Government.
23 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
4 min read

Internal govt documents provide insight into the creation and expansion of Aarogya Setu #SaveOurPrivacy

Minutes of meetings of the 9th Empowered Group on Technology and Data Management provide an insider view into the creation and expansion of Aarogya Setu and other government data collection projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.
03 December, 2020
5 min read

Govt officials to justify denial of information about Aarogya Setu in secret hearing before CIC #SaveOurPrivacy

We sent a legal notice to the Central Information Commission challenging its refusal to let RTI activist, Saurav Das attend the show cause hearing in his complaint which seeks information about creation of the Aarogya Setu app.
23 November, 2020
5 min read

Statement on MEA's RTI response on International Statement on E2E Encryption

MEA's RTI response states that they do not hold any information pertaining to the Statement nor can they identify any other authority to transfer it to which raises multiple concerns.
20 November, 2020
2 min read

RTI responses from Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat show compliance failure with the Anuradha Bhasin Internet Shutdown decision

11 months on from the Supreme Court's decision on internet shutdowns in the matter of Anuradha Bhasin v Union of India, there is still no compliance.
10 November, 2020
4 min read

RTI responses from MP and Meghalaya show compliance failure with the Anuradha Bhasin Internet Shutdown decision

Nine months after the Supreme Court's decision on internet shutdowns in the matter of Anuradha Bhasin v Union of India, there is still no compliance with the Court's decision.
28 September, 2020
3 min read

The fight for fast and affordable internet in Andaman & Nicobar Islands continues... #4GforAll #InternetinAndaman

We wrote to Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, the Honourable Member of Parliament for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands stating our concerns and urging him to escalate the matter with PMO and MeitY.
27 July, 2020
2 min read

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.
03 July, 2020
4 min read

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.
01 July, 2020
8 min read

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