Sunday, May 19, 2024

Topic: Internet Freedom Foundation

Introducing facial recognition-enabled CCTV cameras in train coaches raises concerns about right to privacy, says IFF

Indian Railways’ plans to introduce facial recognition-enabled CCTV cameras inside train coaches across India is a big departure from the right to privacy, says Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF).

Deeply concerned by new IT Amendment Rules: Internet Freedom Foundation

The digital rights group, the Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) on Thursday said it is "deeply concerned" by the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital...

Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill undermines privacy of undertrials, says digital rights group

The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022 which was introduced Monday in the Lok Sabha, was done without any public consultation and tremendously undermines the privacy of ordinary citizens and undertrials, said Internet Freedom Foundation.

Line-by-line verification of IT Minister’s statement on Pegasus hacks

In this piece, Internet Freedom Foundation, a New Delhi based NGO that conducts advocacy on digital rights and liberties, have conducted a line-by-line verification of the Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw's statement on the Pegasus revelations, made in the Lok Sabha on July 19, 2021.

Digital rights groups stand against Aadhaar based facial recognition for COVID-19 vaccination

The undersigned human rights and digital rights organisations and individuals, including those from the public health community express their deep concern on the National Health Authority’s plans to use facial recognition for “contactless” COVID-19 vaccine delivery. Facial recognition technologies (FRT) pose a grave threat to human rights, including privacy, and are being rolled out in the absence of a valid legal basis. We recognise that the timely and efficient delivery of vaccines is vital. However, the use of facial recognition for authentication does little to ensure this, and will in addition put in place rights-infringing technologies that enable mass surveillance and the erosion of fundamental rights.

Digital rights group writes to UGC, Ministry of Education on exam proctoring

Following multiple reports of the use of exam proctoring technology by various universities across the country, Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) wrote to the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Ministry of Education highlighting the shortcomings of this technology and asking them to issue detailed guidelines for conducting online examinations.