SaveOurPrivacy

Statement: Scary disclosures on use of NSO spyware in India signal a need for urgent reform

News reports have revealed the targeting of lawyers, journalists and activists in India through NSO's illegal spyware, Pegasus. While these revelations have left many of us shaken, we must demand transparency from the govt and push for surveillance reform in parliament and courts.

#PrivacySupreme: Two years of the Right to Privacy.

24 August 2019 marks the second anniversary of the Indian Supreme Court’s landmark judgement in KS Puttaswamy v. Union of India. We celebrate and critically appraise this moment as we discuss our next steps in protecting the Right to Privacy.

Personal Data and Information Privacy Code Bill, 2019 introduced in the Lok Sabha today! #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF goes to Parliament with Dr. Ravikumar (Lok Sabha, MP from Tamil Nadu). Today, the Personal Data and Information Privacy Code Bill, 2019 was introduced!

He sees you when you're sleeping, He knows when you're awake, He gets your personal data and sells it for your own sake. #DystopiaBells

We write to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology enquiring on the status of the Draft Data Protection Bill. The need for a rights-based framework has never been more immediate.

The Madras HC allows our intervention in the Aadhaar and Social Medial linking petition.

Two PILs were filed in the Madras High Court requesting the linking of Aadhaar to social media accounts. Concerned with its impact on fundamental rights, IFF's intervention applications have been accepted by the Court.

The purpose of 'Public' in 'Public Consultation', lest we merely consult.

The Draft Personal Data Protection Bill was first put up for public consultation in August 2018. While there have been many responses, these submissions have not been made public. This lack of transparency is a cause for concern as the Bill moves to Parliament.