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Blog Entry Security: Privacy, Transparency and Technology
by Sunil Abraham published Aug 19, 2015 last modified Sep 15, 2015 10:53 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has been involved in privacy and data protection research for the last five years. It has participated as a member of the Justice A.P. Shah Committee, which has influenced the draft Privacy Bill being authored by the Department of Personnel and Training. It has organised 11 multistakeholder roundtables across India over the last two years to discuss a shadow Privacy Bill drafted by CIS with the participation of privacy commissioners and data protection authorities from Europe and Canada.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Govt websites to get new addresses
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 08, 2012 last modified Jun 11, 2012 03:27 AM — filed under:
The government today said by December all its websites would switch over to IPv6 — the next generation Web standard that enables the creation of trillions of new Internet addresses and provides higher levels of security.
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RTI on Officials and Agencies Authorized to Intercept Telephone Messages in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: ,
In an RTI mailed on April 17, 2013, the Centre for Internet and Society sought comprehensive information on the officials and agencies authorized to intercept telephone messages in India.
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
India's centralised snooping system facing big delays
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: ,
Central Monitoring System lacks algorithms, database and data.
Located in News & Media
India’s Central Monitoring System: Security can’t come at cost of privacy
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: , ,
During a Google hangout session in June this year, Milind Deora, minister of state for communications and information technology, addressed concerns related to the central monitoring system (CMS).
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Blog Entry The DNA Profiling Bill 2007 and Privacy
by Elonnai Hickok published Apr 25, 2011 last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:40 AM — filed under: ,
In 2007 a bill known as the Draft DNA Profiling Bill was piloted by the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, an autonomous organization funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The below is a background to DNA collection/analysis in India, and a critique of the Bill a from a privacy perspective.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
Blog Entry Draft Law Would Prohibit Showing ‘Disputed Areas’ on Maps of India
by Subhashish Panigrahi published May 15, 2016 — filed under:
Maps that label geographic areas of conflict as “disputed” territories in India could put one behind bars for seven years with 1B Indian Rupees (US$15M) penalty if a recently proposed bill becomes law.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Understanding Aadhaar and its New Challenges, May 26-27, 2016
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 26, 2016 last modified May 26, 2016 10:29 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
A workshop on “Understanding Aadhaar and its New Challenges” is being organised by the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and the Centre for Internet and Society, during May 26-27. It is also supported by the Centre for Communication Governance at NLU Delhi, Free Software Movement of India, Knowledge Commons, PEACE, and Center for Advancement of Public Understanding of Science & Technology. This is a legal and technical workshop to be attended by various key researchers and practitioners to discuss the current status of the implementation of the project, in the context of the passing of the Act and the various ongoing cases.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
India's Proposed Map Law Prompts Outcry
by Prasad Krishna published May 29, 2016 — filed under:
In India, proposed legislation to ban use of maps or satellite images of the country without approval from the government has led to an outcry and triggered an online campaign called “Save The Map.”
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Submission by the Centre for Internet and Society on Draft New ICANN By-laws
by Vidushi Marda published May 30, 2016 last modified May 31, 2016 02:49 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet & Society sent its comments on the Draft New ICANN Bylaws. The submission was prepared by Pranesh Prakash, Vidushi Marda, Udbhav Tiwari and Swati Muthukumar. Special thanks to Sunil Abraham for his input and feedback.
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