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Blog Entry The Geopolitics of Cyberspace: A Compendium of CIS Research
by Arindrajit Basu published Sep 24, 2021 — filed under: , ,
Cyberspace is undoubtedly shaping and disrupting commerce, defence and human relationships all over the world. Opportunities such as improved access to knowledge, connectivity, and innovative business models have been equally met with nefarious risks including cyber-attacks, disinformation campaigns, government driven digital repression, and rabid profit-making by ‘Big Tech.’ Governments have scrambled to create and update global rules that can regulate the fair and equitable uses of technology while preserving their own strategic interests.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
File Facial Recognition Technology in India
by Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Aman Nair and Amber Sinha published Sep 02, 2021 — filed under: , ,
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Blog Entry Facial Recognition Technology in India
by Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Aman Nair and Amber Sinha published Aug 31, 2021 last modified Sep 02, 2021 04:21 PM — filed under: , ,
The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, University of Essex, UK and the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) have jointly published a research paper on facial recognition technology. Authors, Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Aman Nair and Amber Sinha, examine technological tools such as CCTV and FRT which are increasingly being deployed by the government.
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June and July Newsletter
by Pranav M B published Aug 10, 2021 — filed under: , , ,
The newsletter presents the work done in the months of June and July 2021.
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Blog Entry Techno-solutionist Responses to COVID-19
by Amber Sinha, Pallavi Bedi and Aman Nair published Aug 10, 2021 — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
The Indian state has increasingly adopted a digital approach to service delivery over the past decade, with vaccination being the latest area to be subsumed by this strategy. In the context of the need for universal vaccination, the limitations of the government’s vaccination platform Co-WIN need to be analysed.
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March - May Newsletter
by Pranav M B published Aug 08, 2021 — filed under: , ,
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Blog Entry Finding Needles in Haystacks - Discussing the Role of Automated Filtering in the New Indian Intermediary Liability Rules 
by Shweta Mohandas and Torsha Sarkar published Aug 03, 2021 last modified Aug 03, 2021 07:28 AM — filed under: , ,
On the 25th of February this year The Government of India notified the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The new Rules broaden the scope of which entities can be considered as intermediaries to now include curated-content platforms (Netflix) as well as digital news publications. This blogpost analyzes the rule on automated filtering, in the context of the growing use of automated content moderation.
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Blog Entry Media Market Risk Ratings: India
by Torsha Sarkar, Pranav M Bidare, and Gurshabad Grover published Jul 12, 2021 last modified Jul 23, 2021 01:27 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Global Disinformation Index (GDI) are launching a study into the risk of disinformation on digital news platforms in India, creating an index that is intended to serve donors and brands with a neutral assessment of news sites that they can utilise to defund disinformation.
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Blog Entry The Ministry And The Trace: Subverting End-To-End Encryption
by Gurshabad Grover, Tanaya Rajwade and Divyank Katira published Jul 12, 2021 last modified Jul 12, 2021 08:18 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
A legal and technical analysis of the 'traceability' rule and its impact on messaging privacy.
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Blog Entry State of Consumer Digital Security in India
by Pranav M B published Jul 05, 2021 last modified Jul 05, 2021 11:07 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This report attempts to identify the existing state of digital safety in India, with a mapping of digital threats, which will aid stakeholders in identifying and addressing digital security problems in the country. This project was funded by the Asia Foundation.
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