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Understanding Aadhaar and its New Challenges, May 26-27, 2016
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 26, 2016 last modified May 26, 2016 10:29 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
A workshop on “Understanding Aadhaar and its New Challenges” is being organised by the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and the Centre for Internet and Society, during May 26-27. It is also supported by the Centre for Communication Governance at NLU Delhi, Free Software Movement of India, Knowledge Commons, PEACE, and Center for Advancement of Public Understanding of Science & Technology. This is a legal and technical workshop to be attended by various key researchers and practitioners to discuss the current status of the implementation of the project, in the context of the passing of the Act and the various ongoing cases.
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Blog Entry RBI Consultation Paper on P2P Lending: Data Security and Privacy Concerns
by Vipul Kharbanda published May 31, 2016 last modified Jun 01, 2016 11:41 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
On April 28, 2016 the Reserve Bank of India published a consultation paper on P2P Lending and invited comments from the public on the same. The Paper discusses what P2P lending is, the various regulatory practices that govern P2P lending in different jurisdictions and lists our arguments for and against regulating P2P lending platforms.
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Blog Entry Comments on the RBI's Consultation Paper on Peer to Peer Lending
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jun 01, 2016 last modified Jun 01, 2016 08:21 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Reserve Bank of India published a Consultation Paper on Peer to Peer Lending on April 28, 2016, and invited comments from the public. CIS submitted the following response, authored by Elonnai Hickok, Pavishka Mittal, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Vidushi Marda, and Vipul Kharbanda.
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Blog Entry Criminal Defamation and the Supreme Court’s Loss of Reputation
by Bhairav Acharya published Jun 03, 2016 — filed under: ,
The Supreme Court’s refusal, in Subramanian Swamy v. Union of India, to strike down the anachronistic colonial offence of criminal defamation is wrong. Criminalising defamation serves no legitimate public purpose; the vehicle of criminalisation – sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) – is unconstitutional; and the court’s reasoning is woolly at best.
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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.
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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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