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Blog Entry Intermediary liability law needs updating
by Sunil Abraham published Feb 13, 2019 — filed under: ,
The time has come for India to exert its foreign policy muscle. There is a less charitable name for intermediary liability regimes like Sec 79 of the IT Act — private censorship regimes.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Registering for Aadhaar in 2019
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 03, 2019 last modified Jan 03, 2019 02:59 PM — filed under: , ,
It is a lot less scary registering for Aadhaar in 2019 than it was in 2010, given how the authentication modalities have since evolved.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry A trust deficit between advertisers and publishers is leading to fake news
by Sunil Abraham published Sep 24, 2018 last modified Oct 02, 2018 06:44 AM — filed under: , ,
Transparency regulations is need of the hour. And urgently for election and political advertising. What do the ads look like? Who paid for them? Who was the target? How many people saw these advertisements? How many times? Transparency around viral content is also required.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
File India's Contribution to Internet Governance Debates
by Sunil Abraham published Aug 16, 2018
Located in Internet Governance / Files
Blog Entry Spreading unhappiness equally around
by Sunil Abraham published Jul 31, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The section of civil society opposed to Aadhaar is unhappy because the UIDAI and all other state agencies that wish to can process data non-consensually.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Lining up the data on the Srikrishna Privacy Draft Bill
by Sunil Abraham published Jul 31, 2018 — filed under: ,
In the run-up to the Justice BN Srikrishna committee report, some stakeholders have advocated that consent be eliminated and replaced with stronger accountability obligations. This was rejected and the committee has released a draft bill that has consent as the bedrock just like the GDPR. And like the GDPR there exists legal basis for nonconsensual processing of data for the “functions of the state”. What does this mean for lawabiding persons?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Why NPCI and Facebook need urgent regulatory attention
by Sunil Abraham published Jun 12, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The world’s oldest networked infrastructure, money, is increasingly dematerialising and fusing with the world’s latest networked infrastructure, the Internet.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Cambridge Analytica scandal: How India can save democracy from Facebook
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 28, 2018 — filed under: , , ,
Hegemonic incumbents like Google and Facebook need to be tackled with regulation; govt should use procurement power to fund open source alternatives.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
File ICANN Analysis
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 15, 2018
Located in Internet Governance / Files
Blog Entry Data Protection: We can innovate, leapfrog
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 22, 2018 — filed under: , ,
About 27% of India's population is still illiterate or barely literate. Most privacy policies and terms of services for web and mobile applications are in English and therefore it is only 10% of us who can actually read them before we provide our consent.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog