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Right to be forgotten poses a legal dilemma in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 09, 2014 — filed under: , ,
The “right to be forgotten” judgment has raised a controversy, while some argue that it upholds an individual’s privacy, others say it leaves a lot of room for interpretation.
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Blog Entry India's 'Big Brother': The Central Monitoring System (CMS)
by Maria Xynou published Apr 08, 2013 last modified Dec 06, 2013 09:39 AM — filed under: ,
In this post, Maria Xynou looks at India´s Central Monitoring System (CMS) project and examines whether it can target individuals´ communications data, regardless of whether they are involved in illegal activity.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Comparison of General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Directive
by Aditi Chaturvedi and Edited by Leilah Elmokadem published Feb 07, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Recently, the General Data Protection Regulation (REGULATION (EU) 2016/679) was passed. It shall replace the present Data Protection Directive (DPD 95/46/EC), which is a step that is likely to impact the workings of many organizations. This document intends to offer a clear comparison between the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) a the Data Protection Direction (DPD).
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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
Blog Entry Ranking Digital Rights in India
by Divij Joshi and Aditya Chawla published Feb 12, 2017 — filed under: ,
This report is a study of five Indian telecommunication companies (Tata Communications Ltd., Reliance Communications Limited, Aircel Limited, Vodafone India Private Limited and Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited) and three Indian online service providers (Hike Messenger, Shaadi.com and Rediff.com). The report is an attempt to evaluate the practices and policies of companies which provide internet infrastructure or internet services, and are integral intermediaries to the everyday experience of the internet in India.
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Indian public concerned about fingerprint payment scheme
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 12, 2017 — filed under: ,
The Guardian is reporting that a prominent think tank has found that the prospect of using fingerprint authentication for everyday payments is raising privacy concerns among the Indian public.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India's Aadhaar with biometric details of its billion citizens is making experts uncomfortable
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 14, 2017 — filed under: , ,
"Indians in general have yet to understand the meaning and essence of privacy," says Member of Parliament, Tathagata Satpathy.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Privacy Gaps in India's Digital India Project
by Anisha Gupta and Edited by Amber Sinha published Feb 21, 2017 — filed under: ,
This paper seeks to assess the privacy protections under 15 e-governance schemes: Soil Health Card, Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS), Project Panchdeep, U-Dise, Electronic Health Records, NHRM Smart Card, MyGov, eDistricts, Mobile Seva, Digi Locker, eSign framework for Aadhaar, Passport Seva, PayGov, National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP), and Aadhaar.
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Blog Entry Report on the 5th Privacy Round Table meeting
by Maria Xynou published Jul 24, 2013 last modified Jul 26, 2013 08:24 AM — filed under: ,
This report entails an overview of the discussions and recommendations of the fifth Privacy Round Table in Calcutta, on 13th July 2013.
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Your life's an open Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 26, 2013 — filed under: ,
The jury's out on Facebook's newly introduced Graph Search. While some argue that it's a stalker's dream come true, others say it's a great tool for social research. Shikha Kumar jumps right into the debate.
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