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"Will the Magic Number Deliver?" - Roundtable on Aadhaar at CSLG, JNU, April 26
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Apr 20, 2016 last modified Apr 20, 2016 10:49 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (CSLG), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), will organise a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, April 26, to discuss the Aadhaar project and Act. Along with Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Prasanna S, Apar Gupta, and Chirashree Dasgupta, Sumandro Chattapadhyay will be one of the discussants. It will take place in the CSLG Conference Room at 6 pm.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry A Market Structure for Digital India
by Shyam Ponappa published Oct 10, 2016 — filed under: ,
If delivery is priced below cost, communications services will be unsustainable and ineffective. The stress in the telecom sector is evident from the data. The market capitalisation of listed telecom operators has been stagnant since the 3G auction in 2010, while the government collected Rs 2.83 lakh crore of non-tax charges from them.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry A Pathfinding Approach for Digital India
by Shyam Ponappa published Mar 03, 2017 — filed under: ,
It's not only the installation of the OFC, but of ensuring quality and reliability.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Aadhaar Act and its Non-compliance with Data Protection Law in India
by Vanya Rakesh published Apr 14, 2016 last modified Apr 18, 2016 11:43 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This post compares the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, with India's data protection regime as articulated in the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011.
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Blog Entry Aadhaar Bill 2016 Evaluated against the National Privacy Principles
by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha published Mar 21, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
In this infographic, we evaluate the privacy provisions of the Aadhaar Bill 2016 against the national privacy principles developed by the Group of Experts on Privacy led by the Former Chief Justice A.P. Shah in 2012. The infographic is based on Vipul Kharbanda’s article 'Analysis of Aadhaar Act in the Context of A.P. Shah Committee Principles,' and is designed by Pooja Saxena, with inputs from Amber Sinha.
Located in Internet Governance
Amutha Arunachalam - Stand Shielded of Digital Rights (Delhi, May 05, 4 pm)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 03, 2017 last modified May 03, 2017 01:30 PM — filed under: , , , ,
We are proud to announce that Amutha Arunachalam will be the speaker at the May #FirstFriday event at the CIS Delhi office. Amutha is Principal Technical Officer in the Council Of Scientific and Industrial Research. The talk will be on digital signatures, traceability of time-stamps, and setting up an Indian Standard (Digital) Time. If you are joining us, please RSVP at the soonest as we have only limited space in our office.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Blog Entry An Urgent Need for the Right to Privacy
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 16, 2016 last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:40 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Along with a group of individuals and organisations from academia and civil society, we have drafted and are signatories to an open letter addressed to the Union government and urging the same to "urgently take steps to uphold the constitutional basis to the right to privacy and fulfil it’s constitutional and international obligations." Here we publish the text of the open letter. Please follow the link below to support it by joining the signatories.
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Blog Entry Analysis of Aadhaar Act in the Context of A.P. Shah Committee Principles
by Vipul Kharbanda published Mar 17, 2016 last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:43 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Whilst there are a number of controversies relating to the Aadhaar Act including the fact that it was introduced in a manner so as to circumvent the majority of the opposition in the upper house of the Parliament and that it was rushed through the Lok Sabha in a mere eight days, in this paper we shall discuss the substantial aspects of the Act in relation to privacy concerns which have been raised by a number of experts. In October 2012, the Group of Experts on Privacy constituted by the Planning Commission under the chairmanship of Justice AP Shah Committee submitted its report which listed nine principles of privacy which all legislations, especially those dealing with personal should adhere to. In this paper, we shall discuss how the Aadhaar Act fares vis-à-vis these nine principles.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms, and Human Rights - Workshop Report
by Vidushi Marda, Akash Deep Singh and Geethanjali Jujjavarapu published Nov 14, 2016 last modified Nov 18, 2016 12:58 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society held a one-day workshop on “Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms and Human Rights” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on the 1st of October, 2016. This report is a compilation of the the issues discussed, ideas exchanged and challenges recognized during the workshop. The objective of the workshop was to discuss aspects of big data technologies in terms of harms, opportunities and human rights. The discussion was designed around an extensive study of current and potential future uses of big data for governance in India, that CIS has undertaken over the last year with support from the MacArthur Foundation.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Breakthroughs Needed For Digital India
by Shyam Ponappa published May 04, 2016 — filed under: ,
It's time the government accepts that current policies are not enough to bring about Digital India.
Located in Telecom / Blog