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FAQ on surveillance in India.

Nov 07, 2019
What exactly is surveillance? The Merrian - Webster dictionary defines surveillance as “keeping a close watch kept on someone or something”. In the context of this FAQ we refer to the word ‘…

Our Statement on the WhatsApp Surveillance Issue

Oct 31, 2019
Our Statement on the WhatsApp Surveillance Issue The use of sophisticated surveillance technology by governments violates basic human rights of privacy and free speech on the Internet. Vulnerable…

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TRAI Consultation on OTT Regulation - Follow-up Submission on Surveillance Reform

Jun 13, 2019
On 20 May 2019, during TRAI’s 'Open House Discussion' in Delhi on OTT communication services, certain arguments were raised regarding national security concerns surrounding encrypted communication…

Any regulation of online speech in India must safeguard the rights to free speech and privacy

May 24, 2019
Unlike the US, free speech in India is not absolute. Our Constitution, while guaranteeing the freedom of speech and expression, places “reasonable restrictions” on this basic human right. Before…

Critical security advisory: WhatsApp vulnerability

May 14, 2019
WhatsApp has reported that a security vulnerability in the app was exploited to install the NSO Pegasus spyware in certain iPhones and Android phones. The spyware can be installed by calling a target…

Joint Letter to DPIIT on Lack of Transparency in the Public Consultation Process to the E-Commerce Policy

May 14, 2019
On 23 Feb. 2018, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade ("DPIIT") released the 'Draft National E-Commerce Policy' ("the Draft Policy") which addressed a wide range of issues,…

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