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Blog Entry The Design & Technology behind India’s Surveillance Programmes
by Udbhav Tiwari published Jan 20, 2017 — filed under: , ,
There has been an exponential growth in the pervasive presence of technology in the daily lives of an average Indian citizen over the past few years. While leading to manifold increase in convenience and connectivity, these technologies also allow for far greater potential for surveillance by state actors.
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Surveillance in India: Policy and Practice
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2017 last modified Mar 15, 2017 01:05 AM — filed under: , , ,
The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy organized a brainstorming session on net neutrality on February 8, 2017 and a public seminar on surveillance in India the following day on February 9, 2017 in New Delhi. Pranesh Prakash gave a talk.
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Blog Entry Workshop Report - UIDAI and Welfare Services: Exclusion and Countermeasures
by Vanya Rakesh published Dec 14, 2016 last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:34 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
This report presents summarised notes from a workshop organised by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) on Saturday, August 27, 2016, to discuss, raise awareness of, and devise countermeasures to exclusion due to implementation of UID-based verification for and distribution of welfare services.
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Blog Entry Right to Food Campaign, Ranchi Convention, 2016
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Sep 26, 2016 last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:40 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
The Right to Food Campaign held its 2016 Convention in Ranchi during September 23-25, 2016. While three years have elapsed since the passage of the National Food Security Act, despite improvements in the Public Distribution System (PDS), large implementation gaps remain. This is what the Convention focused on, and gathered researchers and campaigners from across the country to share experiences and case studies on effectiveness and exclusions from the PDS. Sumandro Chattapadhyay took part in a session of the Convention to discuss how UID-linked welfare delivery is being rolled out across key programmes like provision of pension and rationed distribution of essential commodities, and their impact on people's right to welfare services.
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Blog Entry Rethinking Acquisition of Digital Devices by Law Enforcement Agencies
by Harikartik Ramesh published Apr 16, 2022 last modified May 02, 2022 09:27 AM — filed under: , ,
This article has been selected as a part of The Right to Privacy and the Legality of Surveillance series organized in collaboration with the RGNUL Student Research Review (RSRR) Journal.
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Is CMS a Compromise of Your Security?
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: , ,
By secretly monitoring and recording all Indians through a Central Monitoring System, our government will end up making citizens and businesses less safe.
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Blog Entry The Constitutionality of Indian Surveillance Law: Public Emergency as a Condition Precedent for Intercepting Communications
by Bedavyasa Mohanty published Jul 04, 2014 last modified Aug 04, 2014 04:52 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Bedavyasa Mohanty analyses the nuances of interception of communications under the Indian Telegraph Act and the Indian Post Office Act. In this post he explores the historical bases of surveillance law in India and examines whether the administrative powers of intercepting communications are Constitutionally compatible.
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Blog Entry Who Governs the Internet? Implications for Freedom and National Security
by Sunil Abraham published Apr 04, 2014 last modified Apr 05, 2014 04:23 PM — filed under: , ,
The second half of last year has been quite momentous for Internet governance thanks to Edward Snowden. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff became aware that they were targets of US surveillance for economic not security reasons. They protested loudly.
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Indian PM Narendra Modi’s digital dream gets bad reception
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 29, 2015 — filed under: , ,
As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Silicon Valley’s most powerful chief executives this week how his government “attacked poverty by using the power of networks and mobile phones’’, the entire population of the state of Kashmir remained offline — by order of the state.
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Blog Entry Mastering the Art of Keeping Indians Under Surveillance
by Bhairav Acharya published May 30, 2015 last modified Aug 23, 2015 12:26 PM — filed under: , ,
In its first year in office, the National Democratic Alliance government has been notably silent on the large-scale surveillance projects it has inherited. This ended last week amidst reports the government is hastening to complete the Central Monitoring System (CMS) within the year.
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