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Blog Entry Availability and Accessibility of Government Information in Public Domain
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 09, 2014 last modified Dec 30, 2014 01:25 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The information provided on most Government websites such as Acts, notifications, rules, orders, minutes of meetings and consultations, etc. is usually in the form of electronic documents. However, these lack authenticity and accessibility and cannot be (text) searched., This policy brief identifies the problem areas with the current work flow being used to publish documents and proposes suitable modifications to make them easy to locate, authentic and accessible.
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Blog Entry Mapping Digital Humanities in India - Concluding Thoughts
by Puthiya Purayil Sneha published Nov 30, 2014 last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:36 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This final blog post on the mapping exercise undertaken by CIS-RAW summarises some of the key concepts and terms that have emerged as significant in the discourse around Digital Humanities in India.
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Blog Entry Privacy vs. Transparency: An Attempt at Resolving the Dichotomy
by Sunil Abraham published Nov 14, 2014 last modified Mar 08, 2015 06:26 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The right to privacy has been articulated in international law and in some national laws. In a few countries where the constitution does not explicitly guarantee such a right, courts have read the right to privacy into other rights (e.g., the right to life, the right to equal treatment under law and also the right to freedom of speech and expression).
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry White Paper on RTI and Privacy V1.2
by Vipul Kharbanda published Nov 09, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
This white paper explores the relationship between privacy and transparency in the context of the right to information in India. Analysing pertinent case law and legislation - the paper highlights how the courts and the law in India address questions of transparency vs. privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions: Mapping the Stakeholders' Response
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Oct 29, 2014 last modified Jan 05, 2015 05:01 PM — filed under: , , ,
The procedure and tests surrounding software patenting in India have remained ambiguous since the Parliament introduced the term “per se” through the Patent (Amendment) Act, 2002. In 2013, the Indian Patent Office released Draft Guidelines for the Examination of Computer Related Inventions, in an effort to clarify some of the ambiguity. Through this post, CIS intern, Shashank Singh, analyses the various responses by the stakeholders to these Guidelines and highlights the various issues put forth in the responses.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
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
Blog Entry Expanding the World of Telugu Wikipedia – CIS-A2K and ALC join hands
by T Vishnu Vardhan and Rahmanuddin Shaik published Sep 17, 2014 last modified Sep 30, 2014 05:11 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Students and faculty of Andhra Loyola College in Vijayawada aim to enhance Telugu Wikipedia through increased contributions to Wikipedia and make it available under free license.
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Blog Entry NIE Steps in to Grow Konkani Wikipedia
by T. Vishnu Vardhan published Sep 06, 2014 last modified Oct 10, 2014 11:26 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society's Access to Knowledge team (CIS-A2K) signed a memorandum of agreement (MoU) with Nirmala Institute of Education, Goa to enhance digital literacy in Konkani in the education sector across Goa.
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Blog Entry Privacy in Healthcare: Policy Guide
by Tanvi Mani published Aug 26, 2014 last modified Aug 31, 2014 03:18 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Health Policy Guide seeks to understand what are the legal regulations governing data flow in the health sector — particularly hospitals, and how are these regulations implemented. Towards this objective, the research reviews data practices in a variety of public and private hospitals and diagnostics labs. The research is based on legislation, case law, publicly available documents, and anonymous interviews.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Grounds for Compulsory Patent Licensing in United States, Canada, China, and India
by Maggie Huang published Jul 29, 2014 — filed under: , ,
The research paper seeks to answer questions about the grounds of compulsory licensing in international treaties with specific examples from America and Asia. The grounds for granting compulsory licenses, jurisdictional comparison of compulsory licensing, etc., are examined.
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