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DIDP #34 On granular detail on ICANN's budget for policy development process

by Akriti Bopanna — last modified Jul 06, 2019 01:23 AM
July 06, 2019
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ICANN has Advisory Committees which help guide the policy recommendations that the ICANN community develops while its Supporting Organizations are charged with developing policy recommendations for a particular aspect of ICANN's operations. Supporting Organizations are composed of volunteers from the community. ICANN publishes a combined budget for all these bodies under the head of policy development and CIS inquired about the financial resources allocated to each of them specifically.

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The Impact of Consolidation in the Internet Economy on the Evolution of the Internet

by Akriti Bopanna and Gurshabad Grover — last modified Jul 03, 2019 12:53 PM
July 03, 2019

The Centre for Internet and Society in partnership with the Internet Society organized an event on the impact of consolidation in the Internet economy. It was divided into two roundtable discussions, the first one focusing on the policies and regulation while the latter dealt with the technical evolution of the Internet. This report contributed to the Internet Society’s 2019 Global Internet Report on Consolidation in the Internet Economy.

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Picking ‘Wholes’ - Thinking in Systems Workshop

by Saumyaa Naidu — last modified Jun 05, 2019 02:35 PM

A System's Thinking masterclass was conducted by Dinesh Korjan on 27th and 28th May in the CIS Delhi office.

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Announcement of a Three-Region Research Alliance on the Appropriate Use of Digital Identity

by Amber Sinha — last modified May 13, 2019 09:06 AM

Omidyar Network has recently announced its decision to invest in establishment of a three-region research alliance — to be co-led by the Institute for Technology & Society (ITS), Brazil, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) , Kenya, and the CIS, India — on the Appropriate Use of Digital Identity. As part of this Alliance, we at the CIS will look at the policy objectives of digital identity projects, how technological policy choices can be thought through to meet the objectives, and how legitimate uses of a digital identity framework may be evaluated.

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Workshop on Feminist Information Infrastructure

by Ambika Tandon — last modified Jul 09, 2019 03:35 PM
May 09, 2019

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) organised a workshop on feminist infrastructure in collaboration with Blank Noise and Sangama, on 29th October, 2018. The purpose of the workshop was to disseminate the findings from a two-month long project being undertaken by researchers at Blank Noise and Sangama, with research support and training from CIS.

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Will the WTO Finally Tackle the ‘Trump’ Card of National Security?

by Arindrajit Basu — last modified May 08, 2019 02:22 PM
May 08, 2019
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The election of Donald Trump has marked a foundational challenge to the rules-based international order based on “free and fair trade”.

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An Analysis of the RBI’s Draft Framework on Regulatory Sandbox for Fintech

by Vipul Kharbanda — last modified May 08, 2019 01:57 PM

The term Fintech is generally used to describe innovative technology and technological processes being used in the financial services sector.

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Why the TikTok ban is worrying

by Gurshabad Grover — last modified May 05, 2019 10:11 AM
May 05, 2019

Rather than critically examining the infringement of liberties by the political executive, the Indian courts are becoming an additional threat to the right to freedom of expression, which we must be increasingly wary of.

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How privacy fares in the 2019 election manifestos | Opinion

by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon — last modified May 02, 2019 01:49 AM

We now have a rights-based language around privacy in the mainstream political discourse but that’s where it ends.

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FinTech in India: A Study of Privacy and Security Commitments

by Aayush Rathi and Shweta Mohandas — last modified May 02, 2019 11:20 AM

The unprecedented growth of the fintech space in India has concomitantly come with regulatory challenges around inter alia privacy and security concerns. This report studies the privacy policies of 48 fintech companies operating in India to better understand some of these concerns.

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