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Blog Entry Adoption of Standards in Smart Cities - Way Forward for India
by Vanya Rakesh published Mar 19, 2016 last modified Apr 11, 2016 03:04 AM — filed under: , , , ,
With a paradigm shift towards the concept of “Smart Cities’ globally, as well as India, such cities have been defined by several international standardization bodies and countries, however, there is no uniform definition adopted globally. The glue that allows infrastructures to link and operate efficiently is standards as they make technologies interoperable and efficient.
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Blog Entry Exploring Big Data for Development: An Electricity Sector Case Study from India
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 29, 2017 last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:33 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This working paper by Ritam Sengupta, Dr. Richard Heeks, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, and Dr. Christopher Foster draws from the field study undertaken by Ritam Sengupta, and is published by the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. The field study was commissioned by the CIS, with support from the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield.
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Blog Entry Call for Proposal: Big Data for Development – Initial Field Studies
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Apr 28, 2016 last modified Apr 28, 2016 07:28 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society, as part of a project with the University of Manchester and University of Sheffield, is inviting calls from researchers to undertake a brief initial study of a specific instance of use of big data for development in India. This is an exercise to build preliminary understanding of the landscape of big data for development in India, identify key research questions and priorities, and start developing connections with researchers interested in the field. The studies will be 6 weeks long - running from May to June 2016 - and the researchers are expected to produce a 3,000 words long report. We will support three field studies.
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Big Data in the Global South International Workshop
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 06, 2015 — filed under: , ,
Institute for Technology and Society of Rio de Janeiro welcomes you to an international workshop on Big Data at Hotel Windsor Florida, Rua Ferreira Viana, Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 16 and 17, 2015. Open Society Foundations and British Embassy Brasilia are sponsors for the event. The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is a research partner. Sunil Abraham, Pranesh Prakash and Vipul Kharbanda will be speaking at this event.
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Big Data for governance
by Admin published Nov 08, 2017 — filed under: ,
Recent times have witnessed an explosion of data as users started leaving a huge data footprint everywhere they go. Interestingly, this period has seen a phenomenal increase in computing power couple by a drop in costs of storage.
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#NAMAprivacy: Data standards for IoT and home automation systems
by Admin published Nov 08, 2017 — filed under: ,
On 5th October, MediaNama held a #NAMAprivacy conference in Bangalore focused on Privacy in the context of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and the issue of consent, supported by Google, Amazon, Mozilla, ISOC, E2E Networks and Info Edge, with community partners HasGeek and Takshashila Institution. Part 1 of the notes from the discussion on IoT:
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OPINION | Data is New Oil and Human Mind the New Battlefield. India Must Wake Up Now
by Admin published Nov 26, 2017 — filed under: , ,
In information warfare, the battlespace is the human mind. This is where the privacy of an individual intersects with national security. Fighting this battle will require a new paradigm in thought and action.
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Blog Entry Identity of the Aadhaar Act: Supreme Court and the Money Bill Question
by Vanya Rakesh and Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 09, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
A writ petition has been filed by former Union minister Jairam Ramesh on April 6 challenging the constitutionality and legality of the treatment of this Act as a money bill. The Supreme Court heard the matter on April 25 and invited the Union government to present its view. It is our view that the Supreme Court can not only review the Lok Sabha speaker’s decision, but should also ask the government to draft the Aadhaar Bill again, this time with greater parliamentary and public deliberation. Vanya Rakesh and Sumandro Chattapadhyay wrote this article on The Wire.
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Blog Entry Sean McDonald - Ebola: A Big Data Disaster
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 01, 2016 last modified Apr 21, 2016 09:57 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
We are proud to initiate the CIS Papers series with a fascinating exploration of humanitarian use of big data and its discontents by Sean McDonald, FrontlineSMS, in the context of utilisation of Call Detail Records for public health response during the Ebola crisis in Liberia. The paper highlights the absence of a dialogue around the significant legal risks posed by the collection, use, and international transfer of personally identifiable data and humanitarian information, and the grey areas around assumptions of public good. The paper calls for a critical discussion around the experimental nature of data modeling in emergency response due to mismanagement of information has been largely emphasized to protect the contours of human rights.
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Blog Entry Aadhaar Bill 2016 & NIAI Bill 2010 - Comparing the Texts
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 09, 2016 last modified Mar 09, 2016 11:25 AM — filed under: , , ,
This is a quick comparison of the texts of the Aadhaar Bill 2016 and the National Identification Authority of India Bill 2010. The new sections in the former are highlighed, and the deleted sections (that were part of the latter) are struck out.
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