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Beyond Access as Inclusion
by Anja Kovacs published Aug 31, 2010 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:29 AM — filed under: , , ,
On 13 September, the day before the fifth Internet Governance Forum opens, CIS is coorganising in Vilnius a meeting on Internet governance and human rights. One of the main aims of this meeting is to call attention to the crucial, yet in Internet governance often neglected, indivisibility of rights. In this blog post, Anja Kovacs uses this lens to illustrate how it can broaden as well reinvigorate our understanding of what remains one of the most pressing issues in Internet governance in developing countries to this day: that of access to the Internet.
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Blog Entry Moldova Online: An Interview with Victor Diaconu
by Sudha Rajagopalan published Sep 09, 2010 last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:10 AM — filed under:
In this interview for Russian Cyberspace, set up with the help of Sunil Abraham (Executive Director at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, India), computer software professional Victor Diaconu explains the nature of Internet use, state control and the development of blogging and social media platforms in Moldova. Victor works at Computaris in Chisinau. He is Moldova educated, and has travelled to several western countries (including lengthy stays to US, UK) to learn about and understand what there is to be done in Moldova. Sudha Rajagopalan interviewed Victor Diaconu.
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Blog Entry Presentation of the UID project by Ashok Dalwai – A Report
by Elonnai Hickok published Sep 08, 2010 last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:09 AM — filed under:
On Tuesday, 7 September 2010, Ashok Dalwai, the Deputy Director General of the Unique Identification of India (UIDAI), gave a lecture at the Indian Institute for Science in Bangalore. Representing the UID Authority, his presentation explained the vision of the project and focused on the challenges involved in demographic and biometric identification, the technology adopted, and the enrolment process. Elonnai Hickok gives a report of his presentation in this blog post.
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Blog Entry DSCI Information Security Summit 2010 – A Report
by Elonnai Hickok published Dec 07, 2010 last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:04 AM — filed under:
On 2 and 3 December 2010, the DSCI Information Security Summit 2010 took place in the Trident Hotel, Chennai. The two day summit included a broad spectrum of speakers/panels and topics, ranging from Securing Data & Systems to how to leverage the Cloud. The key speakers were Mr. Gulshan Rai, Director General, CERT-In, DIT, Mr. Rajeev Kapoor, Joint Secretary, DoPT, Govt. of India, Mr. Vakul Sharma, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO, DSCI. Elonnai Hickok attended the summit.
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Google Policy Fellowship Program: Asia Chapter
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 24, 2011 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:34 AM — filed under: ,
For the ardent followers of free and open Internet and for those who love to debate on technology, media law and Internet-related policy issues, there is some good news. The Centre for Internet and Society, India is conducting a Google Policy Fellowship program this summer!
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Blog Entry CIS Para-wise Comments on Draft Reasonable Security Practices Rules, 2011
by Prashant Iyengar published Feb 24, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:32 AM — filed under: ,
On February 7th 2011, the Department of Information Technology, MCIT published draft rules on its website (The Information Technology (Reasonable security practices and procedures and sensitive personal information) Rules, 2011) in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 87(2)(ob), read with Section 43A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Comments were invited from the public before February 25th 2011. Accordingly, Privacy India and Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore have prepared the following para-wise comments for the Ministry’s consideration.
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Blog Entry CIS Para-wise Comments on Cyber Café Rules, 2011
by Prashant Iyengar published Feb 25, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:32 AM — filed under: ,
On February 7th 2011, the Department of Information Technology, MCIT published draft rules on its website (The Information Technology (Guidelines for Cyber Cafe) Rules, 2011) in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 87(2) (zg), read with Section 79(2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Comments were invited from the public before February 25th 2011. Accordingly, Privacy India and Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore have prepared the following para wise comments for the Ministry’s consideration.
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The Draft Electronic Delivery of Services Bill, 2011 – Comments by CIS
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 29, 2011 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:37 AM — filed under:
The Draft Electronic Delivery of Services Bill, 2011 (“Bill”) is a Bill to provide for delivery of government services manadatorily through electronic means by phasing out manual delivery of services. It is heartening to note that the Bill shifts the approach to electronic delivery of services by Government agencies to one as part of the citizens' right to service delivery through electronic means rather than a luxury or benefit doled out by the Government. The Bill introduces bodies exclusively accountable for ensuring that electronic delivery of services by the Government at the state and central levels. While this is a welcome move on the part of the Government there are a few comments we, at the Centre for Internet and Society, have on the present version of the Bill:
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Blog Entry Say 'Password' in Hindi
by Nishant Shah published Jun 08, 2011 last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:18 AM — filed under:
English might be the language of the online world, but it’s time other languages had their say, writes Nishant Shah. The article was published in the Indian Express on June 5, 2011.
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Blog Entry Do You Want to be Watched?
by Sunil Abraham published Jun 09, 2011 last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:11 AM — filed under:
The new rules under the IT Act are an assault on our freedom, says Sunil Abraham in this article published in Pragati on June 8, 2011.
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