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Privacy and Surveillance in India
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 13, 2013 — filed under: , ,
Sunil Abraham, Executive Director from the Centre for Internet and Society will give a talk on privacy and surveillance in India at this event organised by the Centre for Culture, Media and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia on September 18, 2013. The talk will be held at Network Governance Lab, CCMG, Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi at 11.30 a.m.
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Blog Entry Regulating the Internet: The Government of India & Standards Development at the IETF
by Aayush Rathi, Gurshabad Grover and Sunil Abraham published Nov 30, 2018 last modified Jan 22, 2019 07:29 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The institution of open standards has been described as a formidable regulatory regime governing the Internet. Given the regulatory and domestic policy implications that technical standards can have, there is a need for Indian governmental agencies to focus adequate resources geared towards achieving favourable outcomes at standards development fora.
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Blog Entry Right to Food Campaign, Ranchi Convention, 2016
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Sep 26, 2016 last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:40 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
The Right to Food Campaign held its 2016 Convention in Ranchi during September 23-25, 2016. While three years have elapsed since the passage of the National Food Security Act, despite improvements in the Public Distribution System (PDS), large implementation gaps remain. This is what the Convention focused on, and gathered researchers and campaigners from across the country to share experiences and case studies on effectiveness and exclusions from the PDS. Sumandro Chattapadhyay took part in a session of the Convention to discuss how UID-linked welfare delivery is being rolled out across key programmes like provision of pension and rationed distribution of essential commodities, and their impact on people's right to welfare services.
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Security and Surveillance: A public discussion on Optimizing Security while Safeguarding Human Rights
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 17, 2014 last modified Dec 19, 2014 08:46 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) invites you to a public discussion on optimizing security and safeguarding human rights at its Bangalore office on Friday, December 19th, 2014, 16:00 to 18:00.
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Blog Entry Social Media Monitoring
by Amber Sinha published Jan 13, 2017 last modified Jan 16, 2017 02:23 PM — filed under: , ,
We see a trend of social media and communication monitoring and surveillance initiatives in India which have the potential to create a chilling effect on free speech online and raises question about the privacy of individuals. In this paper, Amber Sinha looks at social media monitoring as a tool for surveillance, the current state of social media surveillance in India, and evaluate how the existing regulatory framework in India may deal with such practices in future.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
File Spreadsheet data on sample of 50 security companies
by Maria Xynou published Feb 28, 2014 — filed under: ,
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Blog Entry Surveillance and the Indian Constitution - Part 1: Foundations
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 13, 2014 last modified Jan 23, 2014 03:12 PM — filed under: , , ,
In this insightful seven-part series, Gautam Bhatia looks at surveillance and the right to privacy in India from a constitutional perspective, tracing its genealogy through Supreme Court case law and compares it with the law in the USA.
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Blog Entry Surveillance and the Indian Constitution - Part 2: Gobind and the Compelling State Interest Test
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 27, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
Gautam Bhatia analyses the first case in which the Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to privacy, Gobind v. State of Madhya Pradesh, and argues that the holding in that case adopted the three-pronged American test of strict scrutiny, compelling State interest, and narrow tailoring in its approach to privacy violations.
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Blog Entry Surveillance and the Indian Constitution - Part 3: The Public/Private Distinction and the Supreme Court’s Wrong Turn
by Pranesh Prakash published Feb 25, 2014 last modified Mar 06, 2014 11:02 PM — filed under: , ,
After its decision in Gobind, the Supreme Court's privacy floodgates opened; a series of claims involving private parties came before its docket, and the resulting jurisprudence ended up creating confusion between state-individual surveillance, and individual-individual surveillance.
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Surveillance in India: Policy and Practice
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2017 last modified Mar 15, 2017 01:05 AM — filed under: , , ,
The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy organized a brainstorming session on net neutrality on February 8, 2017 and a public seminar on surveillance in India the following day on February 9, 2017 in New Delhi. Pranesh Prakash gave a talk.
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