Posts by Shraddha Mahilkar

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  • नई पत्रिका: भारत में COVID-19 के दौरान हाश्याकृत समुदायों पर निगरानी के अनुभव

    अगस्त और सितंबर के महीनों में सोशल मीडिया के माध्यम से हमने आपके सामने कोविड 19 के दौरान की जाने वाली तकनीकी निगरानी के अनुभवों को 8 विगनेट्स के रूप में प्रस्तुत किया। अब हम आपके लिए हमारी नई पत्रिका लेकर आए हैं, जो एक ही स्थान पर सभी विगनेट्स को एक साथ जोड़ती है। भारत में कोविड‑19 के दौरान हाश्याकृत समुदायों पर निगरानी के अनुभवों के कई अलग-अलग पहलुओं को बेहतर ढंग से समझने के लिए, नीचे दी गए पत्रिका को पढ़ें!   More

  • Check out our new zine on the lived experiences of surveillance at the margins during COVID-19 in India!

    Throughout the months of August and September, we brought to you, through social media, eight accounts of people’s experiences of tech surveillance during COVID-19, in the form of vignettes. Now we present you our Zine, which bundles all the vignettes together in one place. To better understand the many different facets of the lived experiences of surveillance during COVID19 of people at the margins in India, read the Zine below!   More

  • New video: Access to technology – The skewed sex ratio

    This is the third and last video of the three-episode series Deep impact: COVID-19, surveillance technology & marginalised dentities”, developed in collaboration with Khabar Lahariya, the country’s only rural digital news network, which reports on issues that are far from the attention of national and regional media.   More

  • New video: The right to privacy and digital India

    This is the second episode of the three-episode series Deep impact: COVID-19, surveillance technology & marginalised dentities”, developed in collaboration with Khabar Lahariya, the country’s only rural digital news network, which reports on issues that are far from the attention of national and regional media.   More

  • New video: Drone cameras in Lalitpur

    This is the first episode of a three-episode series Deep impact: COVID-19, surveillance technology & marginalised dentities”, developed in collaboration with Khabar Lahariya, the country’s only rural digital news network, which reports on issues that are far from the attention of national and regional media.   More

  • Collective statement to urge the government of J&K to restore high-speed Internet across the region

    On 12 August 2020, the Internet Democracy Project along with SFLC​.in and a coalition of non-profit organisations & civil society groups sent a joint statement urging the Jammu and Kashmir Government to restore high-speed internet access in the region along with the request to ensure stable and secure communication services in the Union Territory. Shutting down the high-speed Internet has not only created a communication block for the residents of the state but also had a very drastic effect on their lives. Students were deprived of the education due to access issues caused by this blockage. People have lost livelihood opportunities and are also not able to access information necessary to contain the ongoing pandemic let alone being able to be in touch with their loved ones using the Internet. The full text of the letter can be found on the SFLC​.in website as well as below.   More

  • The paper proposes to change the approach to data and consent in the data governance régime. The authors Tripti Jain and Anja Kovacs reconceptualise the existing connotations of data by putting the bodies back in the debates around consent and data governance. The paper recommends that the findings from feminist research can help in rethinking consent in data protection both at the individual and structural level. Listen to our researcher Tripti Jain explain it in details. Let us know if you have any feedback or comments, or would like to get a copy of the final paper once published.   More

  • Statement against the mandatory imposition of Aarogya Setu App on workers

    On 30 April, the Internet Democracy Project along with 44 organisations and over 100 individuals endorsed the statement against the mandatory use of the Aarogya Setu mobile application by employees of various public and private offices all over India. The Internet Freedom Foundation sent this joint representation to various Government officials, including the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, and Home Minister, Mr. Amit Shah. The Aarogya Setu app infringes the right to privacy and personal liberty, and is unbecoming of a democratic country. We stand in solidarity with the Internet Freedom Foundation and other rights based groups and Individuals to call it out. The full text of the letter can be found on the IFF website as well as below.   More

  • Data as Body

    We are thrilled to share our work as a part of Data Governance Network. The video titled, Data is an extension of our body,” is one of the first in a series of four videos along with four well-researched papers on Body as Data and Data governance. Data is considered to be a resource in various data governance regimes in India, that can be exploited by Government and private players alike but, in reality, this data is so much a part of the body that generates it. Our research shows that the data is embodied and any harm manifested from this data is as real and tangible as any other physical harm.    More