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#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.

#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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ensuring security and the protection of privacy in data centres

IFF has sent its comments to the MEITY on the Draft Data Centre Policy. In our comments we highlighted four issues we feel the policy must address: adequate security standards, safeguards for user privacy, firm regulatory oversight, and the unecessary imposition of ESMA.

Watch the Watchmen Series Part 5 : The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019

In the fifth part of our "Watch the Watchmen" series, we take a closer look at PDP Bill which is likely to be tabled in next year's Budget Session.

Watch the Watchmen Series Part 4 : The National Automated Facial Recognition System

In the fourth part of our "Watch the Watchmen" series which aims to develop and use a national database of photographs which is to be used in conjunction with a facial recognition technology system by Central and State security agencies to swiftly identify criminals.

Move fast, break things? Not when sensitive health data is at stake! #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the National Health Authority seeking enactment of general and sectoral data protection laws and meaningful public consultation prior to deployment of any national digital health ID programme.