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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.
23 June, 2020
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The Committee on IT is meeting next week! #SaveOurPrivacy

The Committee on IT is meeting on June 10, 2020 to discuss the issue of, "Citizens data security and privacy". We are hopeful it puts questions on Aarogya Setu and Data Breaches to the Ministry of IT.
05 June, 2020
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It's time to stop data breaches and security vulnerabilities. We write to the IT Ministry. #SaveOurPrivacy

Till we fix the regulatory and cyber security plumbing of our digital, public infrastructure the data leaks and cyber security vulnerabilities will continue
02 June, 2020
5 min read

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.
27 May, 2020
6 min read

We wrote to the Kerala Government and the Expert Committee formed on the Sprinklr Inc. Data Protection issue in Kerala highlighting the need for preserving the ideal of Constitutional Federalism #SaveOurPrivacy

In our representation to the Government of Kerala and the Expert Committee formed on the issue, we have pointed out certain lacunae in the Kerala HC order addressing the issue and have made specific suggestions on how best to resolve them.
21 May, 2020
6 min read

Committee on IT : Get up! Stand up, for our privacy rights! #AarogyaSetu #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the Standing Committee for Information Technology to hold hearings on Aarogya Setu.
08 May, 2020
4 min read

We wrote to NCRB and MHA requesting them to halt their ongoing National Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) project #SaveOurPrivacy

We have shared a representation with the NCRB and the Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs Mr Amit Shah highlighting the legal and constitutional issues with their National Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) project.
22 April, 2020
4 min read

Unpacking the positives and risks of Apple and Google’s contact tracing foray #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF’s Working Paper on Privacy Prescriptions for Technology Interventions on COVID-19 in India, affords significant space to the issue of contact tracing technologies. It offers a preliminary breakdown of the Apple and Google's proposed partnership to provide a digital contact tracing solution.
17 April, 2020
7 min read

Is Aarogya Setu privacy-first? Nope, but it could be-- If the government wanted. #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF’s Working Paper, analyses the Aarogya Setu application, highlights how it is inconsistent with the right to privacy, is conceivably a risk toward a permanent system of mass surveillance, and suggests clear recommendations to arrest these risks.
14 April, 2020
7 min read

A comprehensive look at Covid Surveillance and Privacy in India #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF has authored a comprehensive working paper to inform public policy formation in India, including a substantive analysis of the use and publication of health data, specific development of surveillance technologies and deployment of contact tracing through device applications.
13 April, 2020
5 min read

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