Surveillance

Illegal CCTV deployment in Delhi is alarming #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the Lt. Governor of Delhi with our concerns regarding the ongoing illegal CCTV deployment in the National Capital and possible recommendations to protect the privacy of citizens.

Vaccination is essential; Vaccine passports are not! #SaveOurPrivacy

In this explainer on vaccine passports, we try to examine the ethical, legal and privacy concerns surrounding them.

Pegasus Scandal: it's been two months with no investigation! #SaveOurPrivacy

Read our submission to the West Bengal Commission of Inquiry on the Pegasus issue in which we highlight the need to question the relevant government stakeholders.

CCTVs in Delhi: Cause for concern or celebration? #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the Government of Delhi to highlight our concerns and highlight the need for a legal review & audit of their CCTV project.

The E-Rupi Scheme: An Explainer

Recently, the PM launched the E-Rupi voucher programme. Given that these vouchers are supposed to transform the digital payments system and assist in vaccine delivery, we thought we’d create an explainer on the scheme. This is our attempt at helping people understanding the programme.

MEITY filed a limited affidavit in Supreme Court without confirming or denying if the Government used Pegasus

The Government has filed a limited affidavit before the SC which proposes to constitute a Committee of Experts but does not categorically comment on whether the government used the Pegasus Spyware. The SC has heard submissions on the limited affidavit and has listed the case for 17.08.2021.

The Arsenal Reports: The rise of targeted surveillance in India

The reports by Arsenal Consulting show that some of the BK-16 were surveilled and incriminating documents planted on their computers. We analyse what this means for the rise of targeted surveillance in India in light of the recent Pegasus revelations.

"Information sought is not available”: MHA claims to have destroyed all records when asked total number of Surveillance orders

In response to IFF's RTI applications seeking data on the electronic surveillance authorised by the government, the MHA initially refused the information on the grounds of national security and now claims that it cannot provide the information because it simply does not have it.

Pegasus: Rupesh Kumar Singh and Ipsa Shatakshi and other journalists approach SC

Rupesh Kumar Singh and Ipsa Shatakshi, activists reporting on issues related to Adivasi people in Jharkhand, approached the SC asking to declare that the use of a spyware such as Pegasus is unconstitutional. IFF has provided legal assistance.

Line-by-line verification of the IT Minister's Statement on the Pegasus Hacks

In this post, we present to you a line-by-line verification of the IT Minister's statement on Pegasus, wherein we use a constitutional, legal, and people-centric lens to debunk and correct falsehoods and misinterpretations.