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Point of View wins Laadli Media Award: “An encouragement to keep fighting for gender equality”
by Admin published Sep 14, 2017 last modified Sep 14, 2017 12:10 PM — filed under:
The first season of Deep Dives - Sexing the Interwebs won the South Asian Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2017 in the “Best web series" /"Special edition” category. Rohini Lakshané was one of ten contributors to the series of long form essays on the intersection of gender, sexuality and the Internet.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Russian social network VKontakte temporarily blocked in India for Blue Whale threat
by Admin published Sep 14, 2017 last modified Sep 14, 2017 01:17 AM — filed under:
Russian social network Vkontakte, where the suicidal online "game" Blue Whale+ is believed to have originated, was blocked on certain internet service provider networks on Tuesday.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Rethinking National Privacy Principles: Evaluating Principles for India's Proposed Data Protection Law
by Amber Sinha published Sep 11, 2017 — filed under: ,
This report is intended to be the first part in a series of white papers that CIS will publish which seeks to contribute to the discussions around the enactment of a privacy legislation in India. In subsequent pieces we will focus on subjects such as regulatory framework to implement, supervise and enforce privacy principles, and principles to regulate surveillance in India under a privacy law.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry MediaNama - #NAMAprivacy: The Future of User Data (Delhi, Sep 6)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Sep 05, 2017 last modified Sep 05, 2017 10:22 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
MediaNama is hosting a full day conference on "the future of user data in India", on the 6th of September 2017, which is particularly significant given the recent Supreme Court ruling on the fundamental right to privacy, and two government consultations: one at the TRAI, and another at MEITY. This discussion is supported by Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Research Director, will participate as a speaker in the session titled "regulating storage, sharing and transfer of data."
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Privacy is now a right in India. Here's what that means for the tech industry
by Admin published Aug 31, 2017 — filed under: ,
India's top court has put tech companies on notice.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry CIS Statement on Right to Privacy Judgment
by Amber Sinha published Aug 28, 2017 last modified Aug 31, 2017 06:13 PM — filed under: , ,
In an emphatic endorsement of the right to privacy, a nine judge constitutional bench unanimously upheld a fundamental right to privacy. The events leading to this bench began during the hearings in the ongoing Aadhaar case, when in August 2015, Mukul Rohatgi, the then Attorney General stated that there is no constitutionally guaranteed right to privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
UNESCO Internet Universality Indicators consulted at the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2017 — filed under:
“Internet Universality indicators should measure broad social implications of the Internet and serve as a powerful tool to foster sustainable development,” was a strong message delivered by Asia-Pacific stakeholders at UNESCO consultation to develop Internet Universality indicators during the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) in Bangkok (Thailand), 29 July 2017.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Aadhaar may be made must for market investments: Good to curb laundering but what about data security?
by Admin published Aug 23, 2017 — filed under: ,
Aadhaar seems to be the master-key to get accesses into doors which once were never shut. Take for instance, your financial investments. Aadhaar may soon become mandatory for buying shares and mutual funds, according to a report in The Economic Times.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Privacy laws: Alternatives to consent
by Admin published Aug 22, 2017 last modified Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM — filed under: ,
As changes in technology have made it near impossible to obtain informed consent, the solution may lie in an accountability-based standard for privacy protection.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Infographic: The Impending Right to Privacy Judgment
by Amber Sinha and Pooja Saxena published Aug 22, 2017 — filed under: ,
The ruling will be important not just for the immediate Aadhaar case but also numerous other matters to do with state intrusions, decisional autonomy and informational privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog