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Statement: IFF joins international civil society orgs to oppose the NSO Group’s attempt to evade responsibility for the Pegasus Hack #SaveOurPrivacy

8 civil society organisations from across the world including IFF have filed an amici brief before the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in California urging the Court to dismiss the NSO Group's appeal claiming sovereign immunity for the Pegasus hack.
24 December, 2020
3 min read

Comments on the Draft Social Security Rules to safeguard worker's rights #SaveOurPrivacy

The Ministry of Labour released the Draft Code on Social Security (Central) Rules, 2020. In our comments on the draft, we have highlighted the following issues: mandatory aadhaar based verification and inadequate security safeguards for employee databases.
08 December, 2020
4 min read

Project Panoptic: Right to Information Updates from Delhi Police, Kolkata Police and Telangana State Technology Services

Replies to RTI requests filed with the Delhi Police, the Kolkata Police and the Telangana State Technology Services shed light on how these public authorities are using their FRT systems.
01 December, 2020
3 min read

IFF's Project Panoptic is (almost) here

The launch of the Project is imminent. Read more about the project here.
06 November, 2020
3 min read

Statement: One year of inaction, delay and evasion on the NSO-Pegasus hack #SaveOurPrivacy

Despite multiple government and parliamentary bodies examining the Pegasus hack, a whole year has passed and we still do not know who was responsible for this egregious violation of the privacy of human rights defenders in the country.
02 November, 2020
4 min read

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.
28 October, 2020
6 min read

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.
07 October, 2020
9 min read

Read our comments on the DoT's Paper to develop an Indian Artificial Intelligence Stack

Our main recommendation to the committee was to set up an independent supervisory data protection authority to regulate the stack.
03 October, 2020
7 min read

Watch the Watchmen Series Part 3 : The Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System

In the third part of our "Watch the Watchmen" series, we take a closer look at the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) which aims to develop a national database of crime and criminals.
21 September, 2020
3 min read

Watch the Watchmen Series Part 2 : The Centralised Monitoring System

In the second part of our Watch the Watchmen series, we take a look at the Centralised Monitoring System (CMS) which aims to automate the process of lawful interception & monitoring of telecommunications.
14 September, 2020
6 min read

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