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Open sesame
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 25, 2015 — filed under:
The government’s email is shockingly vulnerable.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Govt presses 'undo' button on draft encryption policy
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 25, 2015 — filed under:
The decision came a day before PM embarked on a visit to the US, where he is expected to meet leaders of firms such as Apple, Facebook, Google and Tesla.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Hits and Misses With the Draft Encryption Policy
by Sunil Abraham published Sep 26, 2015 — filed under: , , , ,
Most encryption standards are open standards. They are developed by open participation in a publicly scrutable process by industry, academia and governments in standard setting organisations (SSOs) using the principles of “rough consensus” – sometimes established by the number of participants humming in unison – and “running code” – a working implementation of the standard. The open model of standards development is based on the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) philosophy that “many eyes make all bugs shallow”.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Facebook’s Free Internet Access Program in Developing Countries Provokes Backlash
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 29, 2015 — filed under: ,
In India and Indonesia, users criticize Internet.org initiative, saying it violates the principles of net neutrality.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Understanding and Mitigating Online Hate Speech and Youth Radicalisation
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 01, 2015 — filed under: ,
The tenth annual IGF meeting will be held in João Pessoa, Brazil, on November 10 - 13, 2015. IGF's MAG has decided to retain the title “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development” as the overarching theme. UNESCO as part of the IGF event is organizing a workshop on hate speech and youth radicalisation. Sunil Abraham will be a panelist for this workshop.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Online outcry forces government to withdraw draft encryption policy
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 01, 2015 — filed under: , ,
The article by Naina Khedekar discussing encryption policy was published in First Post on September 23, 2015. Pranesh Prakash has been quoted.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
‘By weakening our security, govt is putting us at risk of espionage’
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 27, 2015 last modified Oct 02, 2015 03:09 AM — filed under: , ,
After the BlackBerry encryption and IT Act fiascos of recent years, the government last week sent yet another cyber policy howler, the Draft National Encryption Policy, only to withdraw it in the face of severe protests. S. Raghotham and Mayukh Mukherjee spoke with Pranesh Prakash, policy director, Centre for Internet & Society, on the government’s continued misadventures with data privacy and encryption.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
September 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 29, 2015 last modified Nov 25, 2015 01:55 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Enabling Multi-stakeholder Cooperation - Towards a Transnational Framework for Due Process
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 14, 2015 — filed under:
Internet & Jurisdiction Project organized a multi-stakeholder meeting of the global multi-stakeholder dialogue process in 2015 on October 8-9 in Berlin, Germany. Sunil Abraham participated in this meeting.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog