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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 CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation on Free Data
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 30, 2016 last modified Jul 01, 2016 04:04 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) held a consultation on Free Data, for which CIS sent in the following comments.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry CIS Welcomes Standing Committee Report on IT Rules
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 27, 2013 last modified Apr 03, 2013 10:54 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society welcomes the report by the Standing Committee on Subordinate Legislation, in which it has lambasted the government and has recommended that the government amend the Rules it passed in April 2011 under section 79 of the Information Technology Act.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry CIS's Closing Statement at Marrakesh on the Treaty for the Blind
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 28, 2013 last modified Jul 03, 2013 12:01 PM — filed under: , , , ,
Pranesh Prakash read out an abridged version of this statement as his closing remarks in Marrakesh, where the WIPO Treaty for the Blind (the "Marrakesh Treaty") has been successfully concluded. The Marrakesh Treaty aims to facilitate access to published works by blind persons, persons with visual impairment, and other print disabled persons, by requiring mandatory exceptions in copyright law to enable conversions of books into accessible formats, and by enabling cross-border transfer of accessible format books.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry CIS's Position on Net Neutrality
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 04, 2015 last modified Dec 09, 2015 01:06 PM — filed under: , , ,
As researchers committed to the principle of pluralism we rarely produce institutional positions. This is also because we tend to update our positions based on research outputs. But the lack of clarity around our position on network neutrality has led some stakeholders to believe that we are advocating for forbearance. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Please see below for the current articulation of our common institutional position.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry CIS-A2K Narrative Report (September 2012 – June 2013)
by Vishnu Vardhan, Nitika Tandon and Subhashish Panigrahi published Nov 29, 2013 last modified Nov 30, 2013 11:18 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This narrative report captures the work done by the Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team in the first ten months of the grant. The report also throws some light on the CIS-A2K program strategy in the next one year.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry CIS-A2K: Work Accomplished on Konkani Wikipedia
by Nitika Tandon published Dec 31, 2013 — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society’s Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K team) is pleased to share with you the key accomplishments about the work it accomplished on Konkani Wikipedia from September to December 2013 in this report. In accordance with the Centre for Internet and Society’s Access to Knowledge Program’s (CIS-A2K) Konkani Work Plan 2013-14 the program has invested time and effort to build Konkani Wikimedia community and projects.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry Citizen Activism the Past Decade
by Nilofar Ansher published Jul 19, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:52 AM — filed under: , ,
Call for Contributions to the ‘Digital Natives with a Cause?’ newsletter, ‘Citizen Activism the Past Decade’. Deadline: August 15, 2012.
Located in Digital Natives
Blog Entry Civil Society Organisations and Internet Governance in Asia and India – Section Outlines
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 27, 2015 last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:40 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society has been invited to contribute two sections to the Asia Internet History - Third Decade (2001-2010) book edited by Dr. Kilnam Chon. The sections will discuss the activities and experiences of civil society organisations in Asia and India, respectively, in national, regional, and global Internet governance processes. The draft outlines of the sections are shared here. Comments and suggestions are invited.
Located in RAW
Blog Entry Clarification on the Information Security Practices of Aadhaar Report
by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali published Nov 05, 2018 last modified Nov 05, 2018 12:08 PM — filed under: , ,
We are issuing a second clarificatory statement on our report titled “Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar numbers with sensitive personal financial information” published on May 1, 2017.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog