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Surveillance

We Studied the Protocol: And No This Doesn’t Sufficiently Protect Your Privacy

According to our analysis on the Aarogya Setu Data Access and Knowledge Sharing Protocol released by MeitY on May 11, 2020, the protocol falls considerably short of principles of legality, necessity and proportionality.
13 May, 2020
8 min read

Committee on IT : Get up! Stand up, for our privacy rights! #AarogyaSetu #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the Standing Committee for Information Technology to hold hearings on Aarogya Setu.
08 May, 2020
4 min read

We legally contest the Noida authorities order of criminally prosecuting people who do not have Aarogya Setu #SaveOurPrivacy

Earlier today we facilitated a legal challenge to the Noida Authorities to revoke the mandatory imposition of Aarogya Setu under a threat of criminal imprisonment.
06 May, 2020
4 min read

45 organizations and more than 100 prominent individuals push back against the coercion of Aarogya Setu

We have sent a joint representation to the Prime Minister's Office that is endorsed by 45 organisations and more than 100 individuals against the mandatory use of the Aarogya Setu App dated May 1, 2020.
02 May, 2020
7 min read

Legal Notice to BECIL for it's tender to procure employee tracking smartwatches and a Covid-19 mass surveillance system #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF has sent a legal notice to a government entity BECIL that intends to procure two items (amongst a larger procurement of various other medical safety devices), i.e. “Personnel Tracking GPS Solution” and the “Covid–19 Patient Tracking Tool”.
26 April, 2020
5 min read

We wrote to NCRB and MHA requesting them to halt their ongoing National Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) project #SaveOurPrivacy

We have shared a representation with the NCRB and the Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs Mr Amit Shah highlighting the legal and constitutional issues with their National Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) project.
22 April, 2020
4 min read

Unpacking the positives and risks of Apple and Google’s contact tracing foray #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF’s Working Paper on Privacy Prescriptions for Technology Interventions on COVID-19 in India, affords significant space to the issue of contact tracing technologies. It offers a preliminary breakdown of the Apple and Google's proposed partnership to provide a digital contact tracing solution.
17 April, 2020
7 min read

Is Aarogya Setu privacy-first? Nope, but it could be-- If the government wanted. #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF’s Working Paper, analyses the Aarogya Setu application, highlights how it is inconsistent with the right to privacy, is conceivably a risk toward a permanent system of mass surveillance, and suggests clear recommendations to arrest these risks.
14 April, 2020
7 min read

A comprehensive look at Covid Surveillance and Privacy in India #SaveOurPrivacy

IFF has authored a comprehensive working paper to inform public policy formation in India, including a substantive analysis of the use and publication of health data, specific development of surveillance technologies and deployment of contact tracing through device applications.
13 April, 2020
5 min read

The need to investigate the NSO Group, which was behind the Pegasus software, is now more than ever. #SaveOurPrivacy

We wrote to the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh urging them to establish committees to investigate the Whatsapp hack. Our key recommendations were to include victim and expert testimony in the investigation which should be carried out in a transparent manner.
10 April, 2020
3 min read

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