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Blog Entry Right to be Forgotten: A Tale of Two Judgements
by Amber Sinha published Apr 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
In the last few months, there have been contrasting judgments from two Indian high courts, Karnataka and Gujarat, on matters relating to the right to be forgotten. The two high courts heard pleas on issues to do the right of individuals to have either personal information redacted from the text of judgments available online or removal of such judgment from publically available sources.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
NGOs, individuals urge state CMs to curb Internet shutdown
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Amid rising instances of Internet curbs, a group of individuals and organisations have urged the chief ministers of 12 states to only restrict specific online content rather than resort to complete shutdown.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India’s National ID Program May Be Turning The Country Into A Surveillance State
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 07, 2017 last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:49 PM — filed under: , , ,
For seven years, India’s government has been scanning the irises and fingerprints of its citizens into a massive database. The once voluntary program was intended to fix the country’s corrupt welfare schemes, but critics worry about its Orwellian overtones.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Privacy in the Age of Big Data
by Amber Sinha published Apr 11, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Personal data is freely accessible, shared and even sold, and those to whom this information belongs have little control over its flow.
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Identities Research
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 12, 2017 — filed under:
Caribou Digital organized an identity research event in Bengaluru at TERI on April 6, 2017. A total of 16 participants attended the event. Sunil Abraham and Pranesh Prakash represented CIS at the event.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Opposition questions govt move to make Aadhaar must
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 12, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh claimed that the Aadhaar system was becoming an instrument of social exclusion rather than one of identity.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
An Open Digital Global South: Risks and Rewards
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 12, 2017 — filed under: ,
Pranesh Prakash will be speaking at a conference to be organized by UC Davis Law School on May 25 and 26, 2017, in California, USA.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Brainstorming Session on the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS 2017)
by Japreet Grewal published Apr 14, 2017 — filed under:
I attended a brainstorming session on the Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017 on April 12, 2017 at Electronics Niketan that was organised by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. The Global Conference on Cyber Space was first held in London in 2011. Thereafter, it was held in Budapest (2012), Seoul (2013) and the Hague (2015).
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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
Aadhaar: A widening net
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 22, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
As India makes Aadhaar compulsory for a range of services, concerns about potential data breaches remain more than six years after the govt started building the world’s largest biometric identification system.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media