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Delhi Police admits to using drones on civilians without any publicly available legal guidelines in place #SaveOurPrivacy

With reports now emerging that the Delhi Police is using drones to check for people who are breaking the curfew in Delhi, we examine responses we have received in reply to Right to Information requests filed about the usage of drones in Delhi in February.
27 March, 2020
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RTI response reveals CCTV deployment by Chandigarh Police without legal safeguards #ProjectPanoptic

IFF filed an RTI with the Chandigarh Police regarding their use of CCTVs in the city of Chandigarh and received a total of 5 responses from different departments. We have summarized these responses and also listed the immediate concerns which should be addressed by the Chandigarh Police.
02 March, 2020
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Essential Features of a Rights Respecting Data Protection Law #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF has made a submission to the Joint Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
28 February, 2020
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Lessons from the International Debate on Facial Recognition

We trace the international debate on use of facial recognition technology and recommend imposing a 3 year moratorium in India.
25 February, 2020
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Problems with Facial Recognition Technology Operating in a Legal Vacuum

While the obvious problem with introduction of facial recognition in India is that a faulty system with a high error rate may be implemented, the implementation of an accurate FRT system also raises serious privacy concerns.
20 February, 2020
5 min read

Introduction to Facial Recognition Projects in India

In the first of a three part series, we map major facial recognition projects being implemented by the Central and State Governments and broadly classify them according to intended purpose.
17 February, 2020
4 min read

Workplace Surveillance: Your employer could be watching you

Read IFF's public brief highlighting the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 on workplace surveillance and participate in the consultation being held by the Joint Parliamentary Committee.
12 February, 2020
3 min read

Women deserve both privacy and safety

The WCD Ministry has approved use of the Nirbhaya Fund for large scale installation of CCTV cameras. This kind of mass video surveillance without adequate safeguards is likely to be ineffective and counterproductive.
28 January, 2020
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The Delhi Police must stop it's facial recognition system

We wrote to the Delhi Police demanding a complete halt and recall of Automated Facial Recognition System.
29 December, 2019
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The DGCA must take urgent action against the illegal use of surveillance drones.

We wrote to the Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation urging for urgent action against police departments using illegal drones.
28 December, 2019
3 min read

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