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Blog Entry Regulating Bitcoin in India
by Vipul Kharbanda published Apr 20, 2017 — filed under: , , , , ,
The article discusses the possible contours of future bitcoin regulation in India. Bitcoin, often considered a ‘notorious’ virtual currency limited only to techies or speculators, is currently fighting a battle to become a bona fide mainstream means of exchange.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry 50p and Digital Payments Masterclass Learning - CIS
by Udbhav Tiwari published Feb 15, 2017 last modified Jun 15, 2017 12:29 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Sunil Abraham, Saikat Dutta and Udbhav Tiwari from the CIS team attended 50p on the 24 and 25 of January 2017 in Bangalore, India. We had the following learnings from the event, which will shape our work in the digital finance and payments space in the future.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Seminar on Understanding Financial Technology, Cashless India, and Forced Digitalisation (Delhi, January 24)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jan 23, 2017 last modified Jan 23, 2017 01:17 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Financial Accountability is organising a seminar on "Understanding Financial Technology, Cashless India, and Forced Digitalisation" on Tuesday, January 24, at YWCA, Ashoka Road, New Delhi. Sumandro Chattapadhyay will participate in the seminar and speak on the emerging architecture of FinTech in India, as being developed and deployed by UIDAI and NPCI.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Vidhi Doshi - Fingerprint Payments Prompt Privacy Fears in India (The Guardian)
by Vidhi Doshi published Feb 10, 2017 last modified Feb 13, 2017 09:21 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This article by Vidhi Doshi on the use of Aadhaar-based payments by private companies in India was published by The Guardian on February 09, 2017. Sumandro Chattapadhyay is quoted in the article.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks
by Japreet Grewal, Pranesh Prakash, Sharath Chandra, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Udbhav Tiwari, with expert comments from Amelia Andersdotter published Dec 12, 2016 last modified Dec 12, 2016 01:59 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
​This submission presents responses by the CIS on the ​Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks published by the TRAI on November 15, 2016. Our analysis of the solution proposed in the Note, in brief, is that there is no need of a solution for non-existing interoperability problem for authentication and payment services for accessing public Wi-Fi networks. The proposed solution in this Note only adds to over-regulation in this sector, and does not incentivise new investment in the sector, but only establishes UIDAI and NPCI as the monopoly service providers for authentication and payment services.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Workshop Report - UIDAI and Welfare Services: Exclusion and Countermeasures
by Vanya Rakesh published Dec 14, 2016 last modified Dec 15, 2016 09:30 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
This report presents summarised notes from a workshop organised by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) on Saturday, August 27, 2016, to discuss, raise awareness of, and devise countermeasures to exclusion due to implementation of UID-based verification for and distribution of welfare services.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Comments on the Report of the Committee on Digital Payments (December 2016)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha published Jan 12, 2017 last modified Jan 12, 2017 12:32 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Committee on Digital Payments constituted by the Ministry of Finance and chaired by Ratan P. Watal, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog, submitted its report on the "Medium Term Recommendations to Strengthen Digital Payments Ecosystem" on December 09, 2016. The report was made public on December 27, and comments were sought from the general public. Here are the comments submitted by the Centre for Internet and Society.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
The soon-to-be launched Aadhaar Pay will let you make purchases using your fingerprint
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 16, 2017 — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Paying for your groceries and other goods by using your biometrics instead of an e-wallet, debit card or cash seems to be the next phase in the Centre’s ambitious push to shift the country to a “less cash” economy, as its mandarins term it.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
The Dangers Of Aadhaar-Based Payments That No One Is Talking About
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2017 last modified Jan 17, 2017 02:39 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Less than three months ago, India’s banking sector was hit by a data breach which compromised 32 lakh debit cards and led to fraudulent transactions worth Rs 1.3 crore.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Securing Digital Payments: Imperatives for a Growing Ecosystem
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 09, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
A round-table conference was organised by ORF and Koan Advisory on “Securing Digital Payments: Imperatives for a Growing Ecosystem”, at “The Claridges”, APJ Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi, between 11.30 - 13.30 on February 3, 2017. Udbhav Tiwari attended the round-table conference.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media