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File New Document on India's Central Monitoring System (CMS) - 2
by Maria Xynou published Jan 30, 2014 — filed under: , ,
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Surveillance and the Indian Constitution - Part 2: Gobind and the Compelling State Interest Test
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 27, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
Gautam Bhatia analyses the first case in which the Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to privacy, Gobind v. State of Madhya Pradesh, and argues that the holding in that case adopted the three-pronged American test of strict scrutiny, compelling State interest, and narrow tailoring in its approach to privacy violations.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Surveillance and the Indian Constitution - Part 1: Foundations
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 13, 2014 last modified Jan 23, 2014 03:12 PM — filed under: , , ,
In this insightful seven-part series, Gautam Bhatia looks at surveillance and the right to privacy in India from a constitutional perspective, tracing its genealogy through Supreme Court case law and compares it with the law in the USA.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Misuse of Surveillance Powers in India (Case 1)
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 06, 2013 — filed under: ,
In this series of blog posts, Pranesh Prakash looks at a brief history of misuse of surveillance powers in India. He notes that the government's surveillance powers have been freqently misused, very often without any kind of judicial or political redressal. This, he argues, should lead us as concerned citizens to demand a scaling down of the government's surveillance powers and pass laws to put it place more robust oversight mechanisms.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry CIS Supports the UN Resolution on “The Right to Privacy in the Digital age”.
by Elonnai Hickok published Nov 30, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The United Nations adopted the resolution on the right to privacy recently. It recognised privacy as a human right, integral to the right to free expression, and also declared that mass surveillance could have negative impacts on human rights.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
DesiSec: Episode 1 - Film Release and Screening
by Purba Sarkar published Nov 28, 2013 last modified Dec 17, 2013 08:13 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society is pleased to to announce the release of the first documentary film on cybersecurity in India - DesiSec. We hope you can join us for a special screening of the first episode of DesiSec, on 11th December, at CIS!
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry The Fight for Digital Sovereignty
by Sunil Abraham published Oct 25, 2013 last modified Oct 25, 2013 07:29 AM — filed under: ,
It is time to incorporate free software principles to address the issue of privacy. Thanks to the revelations of Edward Snowden, a former contractor to the United States (US) National Security Agency (NSA) who leaked secrets about the agency’s surveillance programmes, a 24-year-old movement aimed at protecting the rights of software users and developers has got some fresh attention from policymakers.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Privacy and Surveillance in India
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 13, 2013 — filed under: , ,
Sunil Abraham, Executive Director from the Centre for Internet and Society will give a talk on privacy and surveillance in India at this event organised by the Centre for Culture, Media and Governance, Jamia Millia Islamia on September 18, 2013. The talk will be held at Network Governance Lab, CCMG, Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi at 11.30 a.m.
Located in News & Media
Cyberspying: Government may ban Gmail for official communication
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 02, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The government will soon ask all its employees to stop using Google's Gmail for official communication, a move intended to increase security of confidential government information after revelations of widespread cyberspying by the US.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Indian government to bar politicians from using Gmail for official business
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 30, 2013 last modified Sep 05, 2013 09:52 AM — filed under: ,
US-based email services seen as too risky.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media