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Surveillance: Privacy Vs Security
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 17, 2013 last modified Aug 19, 2013 05:32 AM — filed under: , ,
The Foundation for Media Professionals is organizing a debate at the India International Centre, New Delhi on August 17, 2013. Shri Kapil Sibal will give the opening speech. Natgrid chief Raghu Raman is one of the debaters. Pranesh Prakash is participating in this event as a panelist.
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Blog Entry Big Democracy, Big Surveillance: India's Surveillance State
by Maria Xynou published Feb 28, 2014 — filed under: ,
In India, surveillance is on the rise by the state to tackle crime and terrorism, and private companies are eager to meet the demand.
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Blog Entry CIS Supports the UN Resolution on “The Right to Privacy in the Digital age”.
by Elonnai Hickok published Nov 30, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The United Nations adopted the resolution on the right to privacy recently. It recognised privacy as a human right, integral to the right to free expression, and also declared that mass surveillance could have negative impacts on human rights.
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Blog Entry Misuse of Surveillance Powers in India (Case 1)
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 06, 2013 — filed under: ,
In this series of blog posts, Pranesh Prakash looks at a brief history of misuse of surveillance powers in India. He notes that the government's surveillance powers have been freqently misused, very often without any kind of judicial or political redressal. This, he argues, should lead us as concerned citizens to demand a scaling down of the government's surveillance powers and pass laws to put it place more robust oversight mechanisms.
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Blog Entry Surveillance and the Indian Constitution - Part 3: The Public/Private Distinction and the Supreme Court’s Wrong Turn
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 25, 2014 last modified Mar 06, 2014 11:02 PM — filed under: , ,
After its decision in Gobind, the Supreme Court's privacy floodgates opened; a series of claims involving private parties came before its docket, and the resulting jurisprudence ended up creating confusion between state-individual surveillance, and individual-individual surveillance.
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Surveillance Stories: Optimizing rights and governance
by Admin published Oct 31, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Sunil Abraham gave a talk at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore on October 16, 2018. Sunil used a series of stories to explain how surveillance works and fails in the context of theft, murder, insider trading, terrorism, demonetization and encounter killings.
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Blog Entry Regulating the Internet: The Government of India & Standards Development at the IETF
by Aayush Rathi, Gurshabad Grover and Sunil Abraham published Nov 30, 2018 last modified Jan 22, 2019 07:29 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The institution of open standards has been described as a formidable regulatory regime governing the Internet. Given the regulatory and domestic policy implications that technical standards can have, there is a need for Indian governmental agencies to focus adequate resources geared towards achieving favourable outcomes at standards development fora.
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Critics of India's ID card project say they have been harassed, put under surveillance
by Admin published Feb 24, 2018 — filed under: ,
Researchers and journalists who have identified loopholes in India’s massive national identity card project have said they have been slapped with criminal cases or harassed by government agencies because of their work.
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Blog Entry CIS Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Speech and Expression: Surveillance Industry and Human Rights
by Elonnai Hickok, Arindrajit Basu, Gurshabad Grover, Akriti Bopanna, Shweta Mohandas, Martyna Kalvaityte published Feb 20, 2019 last modified Feb 20, 2019 10:48 AM — filed under: , ,
CIS responded to the call for submissions from the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Speech and Expression. The submission was on the Surveillance Industry and Human Rights.
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Blog Entry Surveillance and the Indian Constitution - Part 1: Foundations
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 13, 2014 last modified Jan 23, 2014 03:12 PM — filed under: , , ,
In this insightful seven-part series, Gautam Bhatia looks at surveillance and the right to privacy in India from a constitutional perspective, tracing its genealogy through Supreme Court case law and compares it with the law in the USA.
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