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Blog Entry Comments and recommendations to the Guidelines for “Influencer Advertising on Digital Media”
by Torsha Sarkar and Shweta Mohandas published Apr 05, 2021 last modified Apr 05, 2021 09:58 AM — filed under: ,
In February, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) had issued draft rules for regulation of digital influencers, with an aim to "understand the peculiarities of [online] advertisements and the way consumers view them", as well as to ensure that: "consumers must be able to distinguish when something is being promoted with an intention to influence their opinion or behaviour for an immediate or eventual commercial gain". In lieu of this, we presented our responses.
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Blog Entry New intermediary guidelines: The good and the bad
by Torsha Sarkar published Feb 26, 2021 last modified Mar 15, 2021 01:52 PM — filed under: , , , ,
In pursuance of the government releasing the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, this blogpost offers a quick rundown of some of the changes brought about the Rules, and how they line up with existing principles of best practices in content moderation, among others.
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Blog Entry CIS Seminar Series
by Cheshta Arora published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Apr 11, 2022 03:19 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The CIS seminar series will be a venue for researchers to share works-in-progress, exchange ideas, identify avenues for collaboration, and curate research. We also seek to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on research exchange, and foster collaborations among researchers and academics from diverse geographies. Every quarter we will be hosting a remote seminar with presentations, discussions and debate on a thematic area.
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Blog Entry Pandemic Technology takes its Toll on Data Privacy
by Aman Nair and Pallavi Bedi published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jun 26, 2021 06:52 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The absence of any legal framework has meant these tools are now being used for purposes beyond managing the pandemic.
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Insult to Kannada shows Google AI in a poor light
by Krupa Joseph published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jun 26, 2021 05:25 AM — filed under: ,
A Google search for ‘the ugliest language in India’ yielded ‘Kannada’ as the answer late last week, causing widespread outrage.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Twitter's India troubles show tough path ahead for digital platforms
by Aditya Sharma published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jun 26, 2021 02:54 AM — filed under: , , ,
Twitter is in a standoff with Indian authorities over the government's new digital rules. Critics see the rules as an attempt to curb free speech, while others say more action is needed to hold tech giants accountable.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Geopolitics of Cyberspace: A Compendium of CIS Research
by Arindrajit Basu published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Nov 15, 2021 02:48 PM — filed under: , ,
Cyberspace is undoubtedly shaping and disrupting commerce, defence and human relationships all over the world. Opportunities such as improved access to knowledge, connectivity, and innovative business models have been equally met with nefarious risks including cyber-attacks, disinformation campaigns, government driven digital repression, and rabid profit-making by ‘Big Tech.’ Governments have scrambled to create and update global rules that can regulate the fair and equitable uses of technology while preserving their own strategic interests.
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Blog Entry A Guide to Drafting Privacy Policy under the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
by Shweta Reddy published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Sep 20, 2021 10:34 AM — filed under: , ,
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, (PDP Bill) which is currently being deliberated by the Joint Parliamentary Committee, is likely to be tabled in the Parliament during the winter session of 2021.
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Blog Entry Media Market Risk Ratings: India
by Torsha Sarkar, Pranav M Bidare, and Gurshabad Grover published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jan 25, 2022 01:29 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Global Disinformation Index (GDI) are launching a study into the risk of disinformation on digital news platforms in India, creating an index that is intended to serve donors and brands with a neutral assessment of news sites that they can utilise to defund disinformation.
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CIS Seminar Series: Information Disorder
by Aman Nair published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Aug 11, 2021 11:17 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society is announcing the launch of a seminar series to showcase research around digital rights and technology policy, with a focus on the Global South.
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