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28 Jan, 14 tweets, 16 min read
Today on #DataPrivacyDay, @SFLCin is bringing you some tips and quick fixes to help protect your privacy online.
#DataPrivacyDay2021 #PrivacyAware #privacy #cybersafety #dataprivacy
We as a generation use #SocialMedia almost obsessively. Most of us have accounts on social media websites like #Facebook, #Instagram & #Twitter.
#SocialSecurity #cybersecuritytips #PrivacyAware
We also keep hearing about various #Hacking, #Phishing attempts and in times like these it is important to understand the basics of social media privacy settings to secure yourself from such attempts.
The first step is to control who sees your posts. All social media apps have privacy settings that you can tweak with to control who sees, comments, likes or shares the posts.
For example, #Instagram has a feature in which you can make your account private from a public account. You can also restrict comments and replies to tweets under Privacy settings.
#PrivateLives #INSTABLOCK #privacy
The second step is to enable two factor authentication for all of your devices. 2FA is a way that you can prevent unauthorized login into your devices. You can either use an authenticator app or enable #2FA in settings of your social media app.
#SocialMedia #privacyplease
You can alternatively or in addition use login verification where additional questions will be asked to confirm your identity.
#login #dataprotection #DataPrivacyDay
The 3rd step is to learn how to #Block & #Report posts and users. In case a post or a user makes you uncomfortable, use the block and report buttons to report the user/post. These can be accessed through the post.
#SocialMedia #cybersafety #trolls #security
Check the permissions that you are granting the apps. A flashlight doesn’t need permission for your gallery. You can also access the settings in your phone to check permissions which you have already granted & retract the unnecessary ones.
Do not open unknown links or pictures. Do not use untrusted devices like #PenDrives and don’t download files from untrusted sources.
#torjan #Hacked #malwaredevil #Malware
Use different passwords for different accounts: Using different passwords for different accounts safeguards your sensitive data in data breaches.
#passphrase #privacymatters #security
We recommend using @Bitwarden password manager. It also has a password generator. You can add it as an extension on your search engine and also download its mobile app.
#passwords #Hacking #PrivacyAware
In a world operated by data exploitation, it is a necessity to make informed decisions concerning our personal data. @SFLCin assists in framing laws and demystifying legal policies to promote a greater understanding of the data privacy rights of citizens.
We also conduct Free of Cost Digital Security Trainings to help citizens with privacy and safety online. Please get in touch with us through mail@sflc.in or visit security.sflc.in for more details.
#SafeSpace #DigitalSecurityTraining #PrivacyAware #DataPrivacyDay #DST

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12 Jan
Private #WhatsApp group links were exposed on #Google search results allowing anyone who finds the link to join the groups & access details of members. The issue was fixed back in 2019 but now has surfaced again.
#WhatsappPrivacy #privacy #privacyplease
The report by @rajaharia suggests that #WhatsApp groups that use links to allow users to enter, may once again be vulnerable to being found online, allowing anyone to join the group. The issue appears to have been resolved as of now.

The issue is not just with group invite links, but also with individual user account profiles. #URLs of people’s profiles can now be searched on #Google.
#privacy #privacymatters
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6 Jan
Internet Shutdowns cost India $2.8 BN, making #India the most economically-impacted nation from Internet shutdowns in 2020. @top10vpn
#LetTheNetWork #keepItOn #internetshutdown #JammuAndKashmir
As #DigitalIndia is becoming a reality, it is important to understand that maximum efforts have to be made to make internet free, accessible, and inclusive to all.
Students have lost many hours of their education, people have lost their livelihoods, the media has been severely crippled, the economy has suffered immensely & businesses have collapsed in the absence of a stable internet connection. #LetTheNetWork #KeepItOn
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26 Dec 20
#Defenders @SFLCin
“One of the most notable orders included #KarnatakaHC passing an order that no service/benefit can be denied to anyone by state instrumentalities for not installing @SetuAarogya”. Here’s @AnnoyedSingh, sharing her experience on Defending #DigitalRights in 2020. Image
SFLC.IN has been representing its advisory board member @anivar in the Karnataka HC. @anivar's PIL challenges the constitutionality of @SetuAarogya and its de-facto imposition.
#aarogyasetu #COVID19 #COVID19India
The #PIL challenges the voluntary-mandatory imposition of @SetuAarogya and the invasion of privacy rights in the absence of specific legislation governing data collection and processing by it.
#ContactTracing #app #aarogyasetu
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26 Dec 20
A committee of experts under the Chairpersonship of Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan was constituted to deliberate on the Non-Personal Data Governance Framework.

It studied the various issues involving non-personal data and to make specific suggestions for consideration of the central government on the regulation of non-personal data.
The Report has attempted to define non-personal data, and proposed several concepts including the concept of community, public and private data, non-personal data authority, data trusts, data businesses, data custodians etc.
Read 5 tweets
11 Dec 20
The Aarogya Setu petition challenging its legality and voluntary-mandatory nature by our advisory board member @anivar is listed for hearing today.
@anivar is represented by Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves, counsels from SFLC.in, Advocate @clifroz, Advocate @avani_chokshi and Advocate Ali Zia Kabir in the matter.
Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves will be continuing his arguments today. You can read the updates on last hearing here:
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9 Dec 20
A petition has been filed by Ms. Tanya Mahajan in the Bombay High Court against the de-facto imposition of @SetuAarogya by officials of Passport Seva Kendra, Mumbai.

Tanya is represented by counsels from SFLC.IN and Ms. @saxenaditi, Advocate Bombay High Court.
The matter was listed for hearing today. In today's hearing, the Bench issued a notice asking respondents to file their reply before the next date i.e. 07.01.2020. No representatives on behalf of the Regional Passport Office appeared today.

The petitioner was denied entry by Passport Seva Kendra, Malad for refusing to install Aarogya Setu. The petitioner has contended that the Aarogya Setu app is voluntary in nature per MHA guidelines dated 17.05.2020 and subsequent guidelines.
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