Submission

Bangladesh's Proposed Regulation = Indian IT Rules, 2021. Overreaching, invasive and suppressive.

The regulator in Bangladesh invited comments on draft rules which are similar to IT Rules, 2021. In response, IFF has submitted a report which details India's experience with IT Rules, 2021.

The Government Wants To Sell Your Data | #SaveOurPrivacy

We respond to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology's Draft Data Access Policy. The policy raises serious privacy concerns due to its perverse economic incentives on data sharing.

Ensuring Equity, Accessibility and Transparency in Court: Our Comments on the Supreme Court's Draft Vision Document

Read our comments pursuant to the Draft Vision & Roadmap for Phase III of the eCourts Project released by the The eCommittee of the Supreme Court for consultation.

Data Protection and the National Population Register #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF's brief highlights how NPR violates data protection principles of lawfulness, consent, purpose limitation, data minimization and accountability. Based on this case study, the brief identifies various loopholes in the PDP Bill and recommends necessary changes to the Joint Parliamentary Committee.

Say no to overregulation of digital news media

In its current form, the RPP Bill is plagued by definitional confusion and lack of a clearly stated purpose. We urge the government to start from a clean slate by publishing a whitepaper and conducting public consultation.

We must prevent cloud cartels.

The TRAI invited comments on a consultation paper that suggested a framework for the registration of industry bodies for cloud services. We make our submission with concerns of jurisdiction, cartelisation and self-regulation.

IFF submits comments to the Standing Committee on Science & Tech highlighting worries with the DNA Bill, 2019.

The DNA Bill has been re-introduced in the Lok Sabha and also referred to the Standing Committee on Science and Technology which has invited comments. We had a lot of comments.

Urgent speech law reform needed to protect online freedom in India.

With the formation of the new Government and our best foot forward, we call upon the Central Government to take steps to address the arbitrary arrests of social media users and pursue the reform of speech law in India.

Blocking of satirical dowry calculator website prompts us to take action! #WhatTheBlock #SaveTheInternet

The blocking of Dowry Calculator is characteristic of India's outrage driven and opaque website blocking process. We write to MEITY for public disclosure of all website blocking orders and deletion of the confidentiality requirement in the IT Blocking Rules 2009.

Troubleshooting India’s WiFi

A recently-closed consultation paper by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) explored how public WiFi could bring high-speed Internet to a large number of unconnected Indians. The Internet Freedom Foundation regards this as a very important issue and we have formally submitted our inputs to this consultation; this post