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Accessibility
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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Openness
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)
Wikimedia Wikimeet India 2021/Report
August 20, 2021

In March 2020, the whole world came to a standstill. What many deemed as a regular ‘flu’ turned out to be the pandemic that brought everyone to their knees. The things that we always did, we could no longer do them. We were all confined to our homes with no choice but to work online. Hanging out with friends, attending weddings, and being a part of the conferences and seminars suddenly became a part of the past. We started using the word unprecedented a lot.

Standing Committee's recommendations are at odds with Access to Knowledge July 26, 2021
WIPO SCCR 41: Notes from Day 3 and Day 4 July 07, 2021
WIPO SCCR 41: Notes from Day 2 July 07, 2021
WIPO SCCR 41: Statement by CIS on Limitations and Exceptions Agenda Item June 29, 2021
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Internet Governance
Facial Recognition Technology in India
September 02, 2021

The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, University of Essex, UK and the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) have jointly published a research paper on facial recognition technology. Authors, Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Aman Nair and Amber Sinha, examine technological tools such as CCTV and FRT which are increasingly being deployed by the government.

Techno-solutionist Responses to COVID-19 August 10, 2021
Finding Needles in Haystacks - Discussing the Role of Automated Filtering in the New Indian Intermediary Liability Rules  August 03, 2021
Do We Really Need an App for That? Examining the Utility and Privacy Implications of India’s Digital Vaccine Certificates August 03, 2021
Comments on proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 July 27, 2021
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