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The Delhi Govt. is using facial recognition on children in Govt. schools #ProjectPanoptic

We wrote to the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) urging them to step in to protect child rights in Delhi against use of harmful facial recognition technology in schools.
24 May, 2021
6 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

Breach please! Why companies like Facebook need to be held accountable by CERT-IN.

Personal data of 60 Lakh Indian Facebook users is available on the internet for free. We provide suggestions on what you can do and we update you on the steps we have taken.
09 April, 2021
5 min read

#StartFromScratch: An Explainer on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019

Part 2 of our series on the data bill will explain the basics of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019. In it, we provide an introduction to the main definitions, the Data Processing Authority is, user rights, and exemptions provided to the government.
03 April, 2021
8 min read

#ElectionFever: What do party manifestos have in store for tech and digital rights?

With state elections incoming, we thought we would do our bit for #electionfever by analysing the manifestos of political parties across the spectrum. Our analysis is guided by our focus areas and is meant to help voters understand how political parties are looking at these issues.
01 April, 2021
10 min read

#StartFromScratch: The data bill series part #1!

As a part of our new series #Startfromscratch on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, we explain the importance of protecting one's data online, the need for data protection legislation, and a brief history of the Bill.
26 March, 2021
7 min read

Hindsight is 20/20: Assessing outcomes from Aarogya Setu

We are close to a year since the launch of Arogya Setu. This is why we have written to the National Informatics Centre, pointing out that issues with Aarogya Setu have still not been addressed.
08 March, 2021
6 min read

DNA Bill : On democratic processes and dystopian outcomes #IFFExplainer #SaveOurPrivacy

The Standing Committee on Science and Technology recently submitted its report on the DNA Bill. Several concerns have been raised over the report, with two Committee members filing dissent notes. We decided to provide an explainer that breaks down the key issues with both the report and the Bill.
18 February, 2021
10 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

We wrote to the UGC and the Ministry of Education on exam proctoring

Following multiple reports of the use of exam proctoring technology by various universities across the country, we wrote to the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Education.
09 January, 2021
3 min read

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