The Technical Committee constituted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India to investigate the Pegasus revelations made in July 2021 reached out to IFF’s Executive Director, Mr. Apar Gupta with a questionnaire on the legality of surveillance in India. On March 17, 2022, we shared our responses with a detailed analysis that focussed on the need for comprehensive, legislative reforms. The first step to it is fixing accountability for Pegasus.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/our-response-to-the-scs-technical-committee-on-pegasus/
As mentioned by IFF folks in a tweet, the following is the link for the general public to provide their inputs by 31/3.
I was surprised to find that we have to upload a Govt issued photo ID to complete the process. Is this standard practice for SC committees? Given that we don’t have a personal data protection law (irony!) I hope the committee will appropriately safeguard the uploaded pdf. Any thoughts on this by 30/3 are welcome.
Hi sir, let me get back on the government ID requirement. To my mind it has never been insisted in public consultations.
Thanks @aparatbar for your quick response. I understand though if you are very busy responding/reacting to the latest horror aka The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill 2022. It is just that I am hoping that lots of individuals will give their inputs to the “pegasus committee” and I don’t want them to be put-off by an unusual govt. id requirement.