FAQ on surveillance in India.

Nov 07, 2019

What exactly is surveillance?

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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 groups including journalists, minorities and lawyers rely on end-to-end encryption technology, like the one offered by WhatsApp, to remain secure online.

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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 services, including those services that have end-to-end encryption.

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A ‘Digital Rights Reform Agenda’ for India - What Have Political Parties Missed Out this Election Season?

Apr 12, 2019

Yesterday, India entered 7-phases of national elections spanning a little over a month. This election season, we bring to you a ‘Digital Rights Reform Agenda’ which is missing from most political parties’ promises and manifestos. We believe that these topics should be on the agenda list of all political outfits in India claiming a stake on parliament seats. A list of key digital rights issues worthy of political importance are

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A Look at Party Manifestos for the 17th Lok Sabha Elections- Will Political Parties Defend Our Digital Freedom?

Apr 04, 2019

The 7-phase, 17th Lok Sabha elections will begin on April 11, 2019 and continue until May 19, 2019.

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Our Comments to DPIIT on the Draft National E-commerce Policy

Apr 01, 2019

On 23rd February, 2019, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (“the DPIIT”) released the Draft National E-Commerce Policy (“the Draft Policy”) with the objective to help stakeholders fully benefit from opportunities arising from the progressive digitization of the domestic digital economy and establish a level playing field for all stakeholders in the digital economy.

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Submission on Surveillance Industry and Human Rights to the UN Special Rapporteur

Feb 19, 2019

UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression had invited comments on the surveillance industry and human rights.

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Social Media Communications Hub: A Privacy Nightmare

Aug 08, 2018

On April 25, 2018 the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting released a bid document (“SMCH Bid Document”) stating its intent to establish a Social Media Communication Hub (“SMCH”) which would enable processes such as analyzing large volumes of data across diverse digital platforms in real time, comprehensive analytics along with monitoring and analyzin

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Welcome AI! - The Indian Government’s Ambitious Policy Proposal

Jun 25, 2018

Healthcare, Education, Smart Cities and Transportation Identified as Key Sectors

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Workshop on Secure Communication

Sep 22, 2017

SFLC.in is organising a workshop on “Secure Communication ” in association with Sukhbir Singh, TOR Developer, on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 11:00AM-:1:30 PM at the SFLC.in premises at K-9, Second Floor, Birbal Road, Jangpura Extension, New Delhi -110014 near Jangpura Metro station – Gate no 2.

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