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Global Technology Summit 2017
by Admin published Nov 24, 2017 last modified Dec 05, 2017 01:47 PM — filed under: ,
The 2017 Global Technology Summit will take place on December 7 and 8, 2017 at the Hotel Leela Palace, Bangalore. Sunil Abraham is a speaker at the event.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Identity of the Aadhaar Act: Supreme Court and the Money Bill Question
by Vanya Rakesh and Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 09, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
A writ petition has been filed by former Union minister Jairam Ramesh on April 6 challenging the constitutionality and legality of the treatment of this Act as a money bill. The Supreme Court heard the matter on April 25 and invited the Union government to present its view. It is our view that the Supreme Court can not only review the Lok Sabha speaker’s decision, but should also ask the government to draft the Aadhaar Bill again, this time with greater parliamentary and public deliberation. Vanya Rakesh and Sumandro Chattapadhyay wrote this article on The Wire.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Leveraging Mobile Network Big Data for Development Policy: Opportunities & Challenges
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 02, 2015 last modified Dec 16, 2015 01:31 AM — filed under: ,
Amber Sinha participated in this event held at IRDC, New Delhi on November 2, 2015. The event was organized by LIRNEasia.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry List of Recommendations on the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 - Letter Submitted to the Members of Parliament
by Amber Sinha, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Vanya Rakesh published Mar 16, 2016 last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:50 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
On Friday, March 11, the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. The Bill was introduced as a money bill and there was no public consultation to evaluate the provisions therein even though there are very serious ramifications for the Right to Privacy and the Right to Association and Assembly. Based on these concerns, and numerous others, we submitted an initial list of recommendations to the Members of Parliaments to highlight the aspects of the Bill that require immediate attention.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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
NASA International Open Data Challenge 2015
by Sharath Chandra Ram published Apr 10, 2015 last modified Apr 27, 2015 01:08 AM — filed under: , , ,
As part of the initial NASA Open Government 2.0 plan, the NASA International Open Data challenge brings together the FOSS community, citizen scientists, open data practitioners , open hardware enthusiasts and students for collaborative problem solving with the goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in Space.
Located in Openness / Events
Blog Entry New Media, personalisation and the role of algorithms
by Amber Sinha published Jan 02, 2017 last modified Jan 16, 2017 07:20 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
In his much acclaimed book, The Filter Bubble, Eli Pariser explains how personalisation of services on the web works and laments that they are creating individual bubbles for each user, which run counter to the idea of the Internet as an inherently open place. While Pariser’s book looks at the practices of various large companies providing online services, he briefly touches upon the role of new media such as search engines and social media portals in new curation. Building upon Pariser’s unexplored argument, this article looks at the impact of algorithmic decision-making and Big Data in the context of news reporting and curation.
Located in Internet Governance
OPINION | Data is New Oil and Human Mind the New Battlefield. India Must Wake Up Now
by Admin published Nov 26, 2017 — filed under: , ,
In information warfare, the battlespace is the human mind. This is where the privacy of an individual intersects with national security. Fighting this battle will require a new paradigm in thought and action.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Predictive Policing: What is it, How it works, and its Legal Implications
by Rohan George published Nov 24, 2015 last modified Nov 24, 2015 04:31 PM — filed under: , ,
This article reviews literature surrounding big data and predictive policing and provides an analysis of the legal implications of using predictive policing techniques in the Indian context.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Press Release, March 11, 2016: The Law cannot Fix what Technology has Broken!
by Japreet Grewal and Sunil Abraham published Mar 16, 2016 last modified Mar 16, 2016 10:10 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
We published and circulated the following press release on March 11, 2016, as the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. This Bill was proposed by finance minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley to give legislative backing to Aadhaar, being implemented by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
Located in Internet Governance / Blog