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Blog Entry Data Protection: We can innovate, leapfrog
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 22, 2018 — filed under: , ,
About 27% of India's population is still illiterate or barely literate. Most privacy policies and terms of services for web and mobile applications are in English and therefore it is only 10% of us who can actually read them before we provide our consent.
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Blog Entry Developer team fixed vulnerabilities in Honorable PM's app and API
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 04, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The official app of Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, was found to contain a security flaw in 2015 that exposed millions of people's personal data. A few days ago a very similar flaw was reported again. This post by Bhavyanshu Parasher, who found the flaw and sought to get it fixed last year, explains the technical details behind the security vulnerability.
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Does the Safe-Harbor Program Adequately Address Third Parties Online?
by Rebecca Schild published Apr 16, 2010 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:19 AM — filed under: , , , ,
While many citizens outside of the US and EU benefit from the data privacy provisions the Safe Harbor Program, it remains unclear how successfully the program can govern privacy practices when third-parties continue to gain more rights over personal data. Using Facebook as a site of analysis, I will attempt to shed light on the deficiencies of the framework for addressing the complexity of data flows in the online ecosystem.
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Blog Entry Electoral Databases – Privacy and Security Concerns
by Snehashish Ghosh published Jan 16, 2014 last modified Jan 16, 2014 11:07 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
In this blogpost, Snehashish Ghosh analyzes privacy and security concerns which have surfaced with the digitization, centralization and standardization of the electoral database and argues that even though the law provides the scope for protection of electoral databases, the State has not taken any steps to ensure its safety.
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Blog Entry GDPR and India: A Comparative Analysis
by Aditi Chaturvedi published Oct 17, 2017 last modified Nov 28, 2017 03:17 PM — filed under: , ,
At present, companies world over are in the process of assessing the impact that EU General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) will have on their businesses.
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IT Act and Commerce
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 11, 2009 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:41 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This is a guest post by Rahul Matthan, partner in the law firm Trilegal, and widely regarded as one of the leading experts on information technology law in India. In this post, Mr. Matthan looks at the provisions in the amended Information Technology Act of interest to commerce, namely electronic signatures and data protection.
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Blog Entry Marco Civil da Internet: Brazil’s ‘Internet Constitution’
by Geetha Hariharan published Apr 03, 2014 last modified Jun 19, 2014 10:38 AM — filed under: , , , ,
On March 25, 2014, Brazil's lower house of parliament passed bill no. 2126/2011, popularly known as Marco Civil da Internet. The Marco Civil is a charter of Internet user-rights and service provider responsibilities, committed to freedom of speech and expression, privacy, and accessibility and openness of the Internet. In this post, the author looks at the pros and cons of the bill.
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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."
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Blog Entry Privacy after Big Data: Compilation of Early Research
by Saumyaa Naidu published Nov 12, 2016 last modified Nov 12, 2016 01:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Evolving data science, technologies, techniques, and practices, including big data, are enabling shifts in how the public and private sectors carry out their functions and responsibilities, deliver services, and facilitate innovative production and service models to emerge. In this compilation we have put together a series of articles that we have developed as we explore the impacts – positive and negative – of big data. This is a growing body of research that we are exploring and is relevant to multiple areas of our work including privacy and surveillance. Feedback and comments on the compilation are welcome and appreciated.
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Blog Entry Privacy is not a unidimensional concept
by Amber Sinha published Aug 07, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right to privacy is essential for all citizens in India to defend their individual autonomy in the face of invasive state actions purportedly for the public good. The ruling of this nine-judge bench will have far-reaching impact on the extent and scope of rights available to us all.
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