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Workshop on Set-top Boxes
by Anubha Sinha published Jun 23, 2016 last modified Jun 24, 2016 03:13 PM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is organising a one-day workshop in Delhi on Tuesday, July 12 on the evolution and state of the set-top box as an access device in India.
Located in Telecom / Events
India No Haven For Net Freedom But It Did Not Oppose UN Move on Internet Rights
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 09, 2016 — filed under: ,
India hasn’t had the best record when it comes to Internet rights. The country regularly carries out Internet shutdowns under flimsy pretexts, is still fumbling when it comes to the drafting of a comprehensive privacy bill, and most recently came out with a geospatial information regulation bill that would establish ownership over all forms of location data.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Trans Pacific Partnership and Digital 2 Dozen: Implications for Data Protection and Digital Privacy
by Shubhangi Heda published Jul 12, 2016 last modified Jul 12, 2016 07:56 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
In this essay, Shubhangi Heda explores the concerns related to data protection and digital privacy under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement signed recently between United States of America and eleven countries located around the pacific ocean region, across South America, Australia, and Asia. TPP is a free trade agreement (FTA) that emphasises, among other things, the need for liberalising global digital economy. The essay also analyses the critical document titled ‘Digital 2 Dozen’ (D2D), which compiles the key action items within TPP addressing liberalisation of digital economy, and sets up the relevant goals for the member nations.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Indecent Proposals
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 19, 2011 last modified Feb 14, 2012 06:13 AM — filed under: ,
If Kapil Sibal’s attempts to police net content fructify, it may even lead to a reversal of some of the forward-looking provisions of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000. The new proposal, for instance, will reverse Section 79 which protects intermediaries (websites and carriers) from being prosecuted or made liable for any objectionable content published. Says Pranesh Prakash, programme manager, Centre for Internet and Society: “Unfortunately, what Sibal says turns this upside down as they would now be held responsible for e-content.” Sibal wants to monitor content prior to publication.
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