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Data protection experts slam state for sending mass SMSes
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 27, 2012 — filed under: ,
Experts in the field of data protection, privacy law and media have criticised the West Bengal government's mass SMS sent to individuals, companies and media houses through private mobile networks last Friday. Lara Choksey reports this in an article published in the Statesman on March 25, 2012.
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Blog Entry Eight Key Privacy Events in India in the Year 2015
by Amber Sinha published Dec 31, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2016 05:43 AM — filed under: ,
As the year draws to a close, we are enumerating some of the key privacy related events in India that transpired in 2015. Much like the last few years, this year, too, was an eventful one in the context of privacy.
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Unbundling Issues of Privacy, Data Security, Identity Matrics, for Financial Inclusion
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 10, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2016 10:45 AM — filed under: ,
This event was organized by Indicus Foundation and MicroSave on December 10, 2015 at the Metropolitan Hotel and Spa, New Delhi. Sunil Abraham was a speaker.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Human Rights in the Age of Digital Technology: A Conference to Discuss the Evolution of Privacy and Surveillance
by Amber Sinha published Jan 11, 2016 — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society organised a conference in roundtable format called ‘Human Rights in the Age of Digital Technology: A Conference to discuss the evolution of Privacy and Surveillance. The conference was held at Indian Habitat Centre on October 30, 2015. The conference was designed to be a forum for discussion, knowledge exchange and agenda building to draw a shared road map for the coming months.
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Blog Entry Reply to RTI Application under RTI Act of 2005 from Vanya Rakesh
by Vanya Rakesh published Jan 03, 2016 last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:40 AM — filed under: , ,
Unique Identification Authority of India replied to the RTI application filed by Vanya Rakesh.
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Blog Entry Anti-Spam Laws in Different Jurisdictions: A Comparative Analysis
by Rakshanda Deka published Jul 02, 2015 — filed under: ,
This paper is divided into three sections. The first section puts forth a comparative table of the spam laws of five different countries - the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom - based on eight distinct parameters- jurisdiction of the legislation, definition of ‘spam’, understanding of consent, labelling requirements, types of senders covered, entities empowered to sue, exceptions made and penalties prescribed. The second section is a brief background of the problem of spam and it attempts to establish the context in which the paper is written. The third section is a critical analysis of the laws covered in the first section. In an effort to spot the various loopholes in these laws and suggest effective alternatives, this section points out the distinctions between the various legislations and discusses briefly their respective advantages and disadvantages.
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'IRCTC’s Aadhaar play can violate SC order and derail National Security'
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 07, 2015 — filed under: ,
Your online railway bookings are going to become a wee bit more difficult if they aren’t already so.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry CIS Cybersecurity Series (Part 24) – Shantanu Ghosh
by Purba Sarkar published Jul 15, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
CIS interviews Shantanu Ghosh, Managing Director, Symantec Product Operations, India, as part of the Cybersecurity Series.
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Blog Entry A Dissent Note to the Expert Committee for DNA Profiling
by Elonnai Hickok published Jul 17, 2015 last modified Jul 21, 2016 11:01 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society has participated in the Expert Committee for DNA Profiling constituted by the Department of Biotechnology in 2012 for the purpose of deliberating on and finalizing the draft Human DNA Profiling Bill and appreciates this opportunity. CIS respectively dissents from the January 2015 draft of the Bill.
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7th Best Practices Meet 2015
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 17, 2015 — filed under: ,
Data Security Council of India (DSCI) organized the 7th edition of its Best Practices Meet (BPM) from July 9 - 10, 2015 at Hotel ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru. BPM2015 had “Architecting Security for Digital Transformation” as its theme. Sunil Abraham and Elonnai Hickok were speakers at this event.
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