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Blog Entry (Updated) Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar Numbers with sensitive personal financial information
by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali published May 01, 2017 last modified Mar 13, 2019 12:29 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Since its inception in 2009, the Aadhaar project has been shrouded in controversy due to various questions raised about privacy, technological issues, welfare exclusion, and security concerns. In this study, we document numerous instances of publicly available Aadhaar Numbers along with other personally identifiable information (PII) of individuals on government websites. This report highlights four government projects run by various government departments that have made sensitive personal financial information and Aadhaar numbers public on the project websites.
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Blog Entry CIS Comments: Enhancing ICANN Accountability
by Geetha Hariharan published Jun 10, 2014 last modified Jun 10, 2014 01:03 PM — filed under: , , , ,
On May 6, 2014, ICANN published a call for public comments on "Enhancing ICANN Accountability". This comes in the wake of the IANA stewardship transition spearheaded by ICANN and related concerns of ICANN's external and internal accountability mechanisms. Centre for Internet and Society contributed to the call for comments.
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by Nehaa Chaudhari published Apr 14, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
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by Nehaa Chaudhari published Apr 14, 2015 — filed under: , , , , , ,
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Blog Entry CIS Statement at ICANN 49's Public Forum
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 27, 2014 last modified Jun 04, 2014 05:31 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This was a statement made by Pranesh Prakash at the ICANN 49 meeting (on March 27, 2014), arguing that ICANN's bias towards the North America and Western Europe result in a lack of legitimacy, and hoping that the IANA transition process provides an opportunity to address this.
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Blog Entry CIS’ Efforts Towards Greater Financial Disclosure by ICANN
by Padma Venkataraman published Oct 29, 2017 last modified Oct 31, 2017 02:10 AM — filed under: , , ,
CIS has been working towards enhancing transparency and accountability at ICANN since 2014. While initial efforts have resulted in ICANN revealing its sources of income in a granular fashion in 2015, we are yet to see this level of transparency become a default approach within ICANN. Here, Padma Venkataraman chronologically maps CIS’ efforts at enhancing financial transparency and accountability at ICANN, while providing an outline of what remains to be done.
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Blog Entry Comments to ICANN Supporting the DNS Industry in Underserved Regions
by Jyoti Panday published Jun 13, 2014 last modified Jul 04, 2014 06:48 AM — filed under: , , ,
Towards exploring ideas and strategies to help promote the domain name industry in regions that have typically been underserved, ICANN published a call for public comments on May 14, 2014. In particular, ICANN sought comments related to existing barriers to Registrar Accreditation and operation and suggestions on how these challenges might be mitigated. CIS contributed to the comments on this report, which will be used to determine next steps to support the domain name industry in underserved regions.
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Blog Entry Contestations of Data, ECJ Safe Harbor Ruling and Lessons for India
by Jyoti Panday published Oct 14, 2015 — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
The European Court of Justice has invalidated a European Commission decision, which had previously concluded that the 'Safe Harbour Privacy Principles' provide adequate protections for European citizens’ privacy rights for the transfer of personal data between European Union and United States. The inadequacies of the framework is not news for the European Commission and action by ECJ has been a long time coming. The ruling raises important questions about how the claims of citizenship are being negotiated in the context of the internet, and how increasingly the contestations of personal data are being employed in the discourse.
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Blog Entry DeitY says 143 URLs have been Blocked in 2015; Procedure for Blocking Content Remains Opaque and in Urgent Need of Transparency Measures
by Jyoti Panday published Apr 29, 2015 last modified Apr 30, 2015 07:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Across India on 30 December 2014, following an order issued by the Department of Telecom (DOT), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) blocked 32 websites including Vimeo, Dailymotion, GitHub and Pastebin.
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Blog Entry DIDP Request #1: ICANN's Expenditures on "Travel & Meetings"
by Geetha Hariharan published Mar 05, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
CIS sent ICANN a request under its Documentary Information Disclosure Policy, seeking details of expenditure by ICANN at its Meetings. CIS' request and ICANN's response are detailed below.
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