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Blog Entry Pandemic Technology takes its Toll on Data Privacy
by Aman Nair and Pallavi Bedi published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jun 26, 2021 06:52 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The absence of any legal framework has meant these tools are now being used for purposes beyond managing the pandemic.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Insult to Kannada shows Google AI in a poor light
by Krupa Joseph published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jun 26, 2021 05:25 AM — filed under: ,
A Google search for ‘the ugliest language in India’ yielded ‘Kannada’ as the answer late last week, causing widespread outrage.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Twitter's India troubles show tough path ahead for digital platforms
by Aditya Sharma published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jun 26, 2021 02:54 AM — filed under: , , ,
Twitter is in a standoff with Indian authorities over the government's new digital rules. Critics see the rules as an attempt to curb free speech, while others say more action is needed to hold tech giants accountable.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Geopolitics of Cyberspace: A Compendium of CIS Research
by Arindrajit Basu published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Nov 15, 2021 02:48 PM — filed under: , ,
Cyberspace is undoubtedly shaping and disrupting commerce, defence and human relationships all over the world. Opportunities such as improved access to knowledge, connectivity, and innovative business models have been equally met with nefarious risks including cyber-attacks, disinformation campaigns, government driven digital repression, and rabid profit-making by ‘Big Tech.’ Governments have scrambled to create and update global rules that can regulate the fair and equitable uses of technology while preserving their own strategic interests.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry A Guide to Drafting Privacy Policy under the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
by Shweta Reddy published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Sep 20, 2021 10:34 AM — filed under: , ,
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, (PDP Bill) which is currently being deliberated by the Joint Parliamentary Committee, is likely to be tabled in the Parliament during the winter session of 2021.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Media Market Risk Ratings: India
by Torsha Sarkar, Pranav M Bidare, and Gurshabad Grover published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jan 25, 2022 01:29 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Global Disinformation Index (GDI) are launching a study into the risk of disinformation on digital news platforms in India, creating an index that is intended to serve donors and brands with a neutral assessment of news sites that they can utilise to defund disinformation.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
CIS Seminar Series: Information Disorder
by Aman Nair published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Aug 11, 2021 11:17 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society is announcing the launch of a seminar series to showcase research around digital rights and technology policy, with a focus on the Global South.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Beyond the PDP Bill: Governance Choices for the DPA
by Trishi Jindal and S.Vivek published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Nov 10, 2021 07:32 AM — filed under: , ,
This article examines the specific governance choices the Data Protection Authority (DPA) in India must deliberate on vis-à-vis its standard-setting function, which are distinct from those it will encounter as part of its enforcement and supervision functions.
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Blog Entry The PDP Bill 2019 Through the Lens of Privacy by Design
by Saumyaa Naidu, Akash Sheshadri, Shweta Mohandas, and Pranav M Bidare; Edited by Arindrajit Basu, Shweta Reddy; With inputs from Amber Sinha published Nov 12, 2020 last modified Nov 13, 2020 07:51 AM — filed under: , , ,
This paper evaluates the PDP Bill based on the Privacy by Design approach. It examines the implications of Bill in terms of the data ecosystem it may lead to, and the visual interface design in digital platforms. This paper focuses on the notice and consent communication suggested by the Bill, and the role and accountability of design in its interpretation.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Demanding your Data
by Rekha Jain published Nov 10, 2020 — filed under: , ,
The increasing digitalization of the economy and ubiquity of the Internet, coupled with developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) has given rise to transformational business models across several sectors.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog