Not every citizen or institution is surveilled in the same manner, or for the same reasons. Categorising government surveillance into ‘Big Fish’, ‘Small Fish’, and ‘Dark Modes’ outlines how each type of surveillance seriously damages India's democracy.
Just because the government's proposal to link Aadhaar and voter IDs sees no allocation in the 2022-23 Union Budget doesn't mean that there are no costs to these plans.
The need of the hour is to create a policy that protects both data and citizens while effectively provisioning services.
Who Needs Consent Anyway? The JPC’s Suggestions Worryingly Expand the Scope of Processing Non-Consensual...
With the Parliamentary Committee's draft Data Protection Bill (DPB), not only can individuals' data be used without their consent (non-consensual), but data that the...
Why does the government want to link your Aadhaar with the electoral roll? How does this affect the logistics of elections, and what challenges are on the horizon?
Why does the government shut down internet services? Why do these shutdowns seem more likely to happen in specific parts of the country? What do they have to do with maintaining 'security'?
Before implementing online voting systems, voters, researchers, and journalists reporting on elections need a framework to assess their feasibility.
How does Fake News get circulated in India? Who produces this content and who does it benefit? What can be done to curb it?