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SaveOurPrivacy

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!
26 July, 2019
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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.
23 July, 2019
3 min read

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.
27 June, 2019
4 min read

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.
25 June, 2019
2 min read

And we can't stop, and we won't stop #SaveOurPrivacy continues...

This budget session of parliament is super important to your privacy. Read on to understand how #SaveOurPrivacy is fighting hard to advance your rights!
24 June, 2019
3 min read

We won’t give up! IFF approaches CIC against MHA’s refusal to disclose surveillance figures.

After the MHA rejected our RTI applications about use of surveillance powers on flimsy grounds, IFF has filed an appeal before the CIC and we are willing to go the distance in this fight for transparency.
14 May, 2019
4 min read

IFF files rejoinder in PIL seeking surveillance reform

Yesterday, IFF filed its rejoinder in the PIL seeking surveillance reform and reemphasized that judicial oversight is necessary in the surveillance process.
23 April, 2019
4 min read

An alternative to bans. A Letter to MEITY.

In a letter written to MEITY, IFF reasons the need for alternative measures to addressing the safety of minors instead of resorting to disproportionate bans.
17 April, 2019
3 min read

Statement on the TikTok Ban

We are in the process of conferring with legal counsel and will be taking steps to ensure that the fundamental rights of internet users are considered by the Hon’ble Court. As with all of IFF’s work, subsequent steps and updates will be informed regularly and transparently.
04 April, 2019
2 min read

Secret Operating Procedure for digital snooping revealed. Confirms fears of centralisation of executive power, zero judicial scrutiny and oversight.

The Secret Operating Procedure for conducting digital surveillance has been produced by the MHA before the Supreme Court for the first time. The document worryingly reveals lack of any judicial oversight and dilution of existing safeguards.
11 March, 2019
2 min read

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