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Groundbreaking disability rights activist Javed Abidi dies at 53
March 06, 2018

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) expresses profound regret at the demise of Mr. Javed Abidi, a groundbreaking disability rights activist.

Comments on Guidelines for Indian Government Websites November 26, 2017
Comments on Mobile Accessibility Guidelines January 03, 2018
Why GST Is A Step Backward For The Disabled July 03, 2017
GST - A Barrier to Human Rights for Persons with Disabilities June 24, 2017
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Gurshabad Grover nominated to join advisory group on open source software for ISO/IEC JTC 1
November 02, 2019

Gurshabad Grover has been nominated through the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to be a member of the Advisory Group AG) on Open Source Software for ISO/IEC JTC 1.

React India 2019 October 14, 2019
DevFest'19 October 14, 2019
FOSSCON India 2019 September 25, 2019
India’s top science institution is trying hard to fix its “manel” problem August 19, 2019
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Access to Knowledge (A2K)
Understanding the Data Gaps on Wikidata Concerning Heritage Structures of West Bengal
November 10, 2020

This is a short study on identifying the data gaps related to heritage structures in West Bengal on Wikidata, and potential strategies to address the same. The report is authored by Bodhisattwa Mandal, with editorial oversight and support by Puthiya Purayil Sneha and external review by Sumandro Chattapadhyay. This is part of a series of short-term studies undertaken by the CIS-A2K team in 2019-2020.

Mapping GLAM in Maharashtra October 20, 2020
Access to Knowledge 2019–2020 Utilisation Certificate September 30, 2020
Wikiorientation at Dr.GR Damodaran College of Science January 07, 2020
Project Tiger 2.0 November 24, 2019
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Internet Governance
Intermediary liability and Safe Harbour: On due diligence and automated filtering
November 29, 2020

This post discusses this ‘due diligence’ obligation in the intermediary liability regime in India, with a focus on its scope and whether it includes the possibility of automated content filtering.

The PDP Bill 2019 Through the Lens of Privacy by Design November 12, 2020
CIS Comments on Draft ODR Report November 11, 2020
CIS_ODR Report_11/11/20 November 11, 2020
The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Demanding your Data November 10, 2020
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IFAT and ITF - Locking Down the Impact of Covid-19
IFAT and ITF - Locking Down the Impact of Covid-19
September 17, 2020

This report, by Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers (IFAT) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), New Delhi office, explores the responses to the outbreak of Covid-19 by digital platform based companies, trade unions, and governments to help out workers for digital platform based companies hereafter app based workers during the lockdown. The research work in this article is a characterization of the struggles of app based workers during the global pandemic and how it has affected and changed the world of work for them. The surveys were conducted amongst the workforce working for app based companies like Ola, Uber, Swiggy, Zomato etc. This study is partially supported by CIS as part of the Feminist Internet Research Network led by the Association for Progressive Communications.

IFAT and ITF - Protecting Workers in the Digital Platform Economy: Investigating Ola and Uber Drivers’ Occupational Health and Safety August 25, 2020
Raina Roy and Abhiraj Bag - Kolkata’s trans community has been locked out of healthcare and livelihood August 01, 2020
Brindaalakshmi.K - Gendering of Development Data in India: Beyond the Binary June 29, 2020
'I feel the pain of having nowhere to go': A Manipuri Trans Woman Recounts Her Ongoing Lockdown Ordeal June 22, 2020
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