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Surveillance

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

Watch the Watchmen Series Part 1 : The National Intelligence Grid

We take a closer look at the proposed National Intelligence Grid which aims to tackle terror threats in the country and is scheduled go live on December 31, 2020.
02 September, 2020
5 min read

IFF's Legal Notice to the NCRB on the Revised RFP for the National Automated Facial Recognition System #ProjectPanoptic

IFF has sent the NCRB a legal notice asking them to recall the revised RFP for AFRS citing concerns of violations of fundamental rights of privacy and freedom of speech and expression.
15 July, 2020
7 min read

We wrote to DGCA with recommendations on the Draft Unmanned Aircraft System (Drones) Rules, 2020 #SaveOurPrivacy

Read our recommendations to the DGCA on the Draft UAS (Drones) Rules. Our main recommendations were the introduction of privacy protecting measures and the prohibition of aerial surveillance.
07 July, 2020
4 min read

The ongoing illegal use of drones for mass surveillance by the Delhi Police needs to be investigated #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the MCA and DGCA asking them to recall the conditional exemption allowing the use of drones for COVID-19 related operations and to commence an investigation into the ongoing illegal use of drones by the Delhi Police for mass surveillance.
23 June, 2020
3 min read

Surveillance of social media users is not the solution for fake news #SaveOurPrivacy

We sent a legal notice to BECIL against a tender for procurement of fact verification and disinformation detection tools which will lead to mass surveillance of social media users.
19 June, 2020
5 min read

Mass Surveillance? You decide as per DoT’s RTI responses #SaveOurPrivacy

RTI responses received by IFF raise concerns about illegal mass surveillance and do not support DoT's claim that bulk Call Data Records were sought for call drop analysis.
16 June, 2020
6 min read

RWA uncles, please calm down about Aarogya Setu #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the government seeking issuance of an advisory which clarifies that Resident Welfare Associations cannot make use of Aarogya Setu mandatory for entry into housing societies.
01 June, 2020
5 min read

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