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Blog Entry Breach Notifications: A Step towards Cyber Security for Consumers and Citizens
by Amelia Andersdotter published Nov 14, 2017 — filed under: ,
Through the Digital India project the Indian government is seeking to establish India as a digital nation at the forefront. Increasingly, this means having good cyber-security policies in place and enabling a prosperous business environment for companies that implement sound cyber-security policies. This paper will look at one such policy, which enables investments in cyber-security for IT products and services through giving consumers a way to hold business owners and public authorities to account when their security fails.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Cross Border Sharing of Data: Challenges and Solutions
by Admin published Nov 14, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) has been following the debates around MLAT process taking place globally and researching potential areas of tension in the tools that India uses to access data across borders. As part of this research, CIS is hosting a workshop on cross border sharing of data on December 8, 2017 at Indian Islamic Centre from 10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Blog Entry A Comparison of Legal and Regulatory Approaches to Cyber Security in India and the United Kingdom
by Authored by Divij Joshi and edited by Elonnai Hickok published Nov 12, 2017 last modified Nov 14, 2017 03:26 PM — filed under: ,
This report is the first part of a three part series of reports that compares the Indian cyber security framework with that of the U.K, U.S and Singapore.
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Blog Entry Response Submission on TRAI's Consultation Paper on Privacy, Security and Ownership of Data in Telecom Sector
by Amber Sinha, Elonnai Hickok and Udbhav Tiwari published Nov 08, 2017 last modified Nov 08, 2017 01:18 AM — filed under: , , , ,
CIS submitted its comments on the consultation paper on privacy, security and ownership of data in telecom sector which was published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on August 9, 2017.
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File The​ ​Fundamental​ ​Right​ ​to​ ​Privacy:​ ​Part​ ​III SCOPE
by Amber Sinha published Oct 02, 2017 — filed under: ,
This is the third paper in a series on the recent judgment on the right to privacy by the nine judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court in a reference matter in Puttaswamy and others v. Union of India. The first two papers on the Sources and Structure of the constitutional right to privacy are available here, and here, respectively. While the previous papers dealt with the sources in the Constitution and the interpretive tools used by the bench to locate the right to privacy as a constitutional right, as well as the structure of the right with its various dimensions, this paper will look at the judgment for guidance on principles to determine what the scope of the right of privacy may be.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry The Fundamental Right to Privacy: An Analysis
by Amber Sinha published Sep 27, 2017 last modified Oct 04, 2017 11:19 AM — filed under: , , ,
Last​ ​month’s​ ​judgment​ ​by​ ​the​ ​nine​ ​judge​ ​referral​ ​bench​ ​was​ ​an​ ​emphatic endorsement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​the​ ​constitutional​ ​right​ ​to​ ​privacy.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​course​ ​of​ ​a​ ​547​ ​page judgment,​ ​the​ ​bench​ ​affirmed​ ​the​ ​fundamental​ ​nature​ ​of​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​privacy reading​ ​it​ ​into​ ​the​ ​values​ ​of​ ​dignity​ ​and​ ​liberty.​ In the course of a few short papers, we will dissect the various aspects of the right to privacy as put forth by the nine judge constitutional bench in the Puttaswamy matter. The papers will focus on the sources, structure, scope, breadth, and future of privacy. Here are the first three papers, authored by Amber Sinha and edited by Elonnai Hickok.
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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.
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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