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Blog Entry Big Data and Positive Social Change in the Developing World: A White Paper for Practitioners and Researchers
by Nishant Shah published Oct 01, 2014 — filed under: , , , , ,
I was a part of a working group writing a white paper on big data and social change, over the last six months. This white paper was produced by a group of activists, researchers and data experts who met at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Centre to discuss the question of whether, and how, big data is becoming a resource for positive social change in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Implications of post-Snowden Internet Localization Proposals
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 02, 2014 last modified Oct 05, 2014 08:59 AM — filed under: ,
Sunil Abraham was a speaker in this workshop organized by Center for Democracy and Technology on September 2, 2014.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Moving Towards a Surveillance State
by Srinivas Atreya published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The cyberspace is a modern construct of communication and today, a large part of human activity takes place in cyberspace. It has become the universal platform where business is executed, discourse is conducted and personal information is exchanged. However, the underbelly of the internet is also seen to host activities and persons who are motivated by nefarious intent.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
dna exclusive: Geeks have a solution to digital surveillance in India: Cryptography
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 07, 2013 last modified Jul 15, 2013 06:24 AM — filed under: ,
While you were thinking of what next to post on Twitter, the government has stealthily put an ambitious surveillance programme in place that tracks your every move in the digital world — through voice calls, SMS and MMS, GPRS, fax communications on landlines, video calls and emails.
Located in News & Media
How the world’s largest democracy is preparing to snoop on its citizens
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: ,
Monitoring system will allow govt to snoop on voice calls, SMSes, and access Internet data.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry How Surveillance Works in India
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: , ,
When the Indian government announced it would start a Centralized Monitoring System in 2009 to monitor telecommunications in the country, the public seemed unconcerned. When the government announced that the system, also known as C.M.S., commenced in April, the news didn’t receive much attention.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Can India Trust Its Government on Privacy?
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
In response to criticisms of the Centralized Monitoring System, India’s new surveillance program, the government could contend that merely having the capability to engage in mass surveillance won’t mean that it will. Officials will argue that they will still abide by the law and will ensure that each instance of interception will be authorized.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Chinese hackers baiting Indian govt, corporate employees: report
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 10, 2013 last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:31 AM — filed under: ,
Hackers using fake subject headings to get users to open virus-laden email attachments.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry The National Privacy Roundtable Meetings
by Bhairav Acharya published Sep 19, 2013 last modified Mar 21, 2014 10:03 AM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society ("CIS"), the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ("FICCI"), the Data Security Council of India ("DSCI") and Privacy International are, in partnership, conducting a series of national privacy roundtable meetings across India from April to October 2013. The roundtable meetings are designed to discuss possible frameworks to privacy in India.
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Public Law and Jurisprudential Issues of Privacy: A Talk at CIS
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 25, 2013 last modified Dec 30, 2013 12:39 PM — filed under: , ,
On Friday, September 27, 2013, Abhayraj Naik will give a talk on public law and jurisprudential issues related to privacy. CIS will host the talk at its office in Bangalore from 4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Located in Internet Governance / Events