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Artificial Intelligence in the Governance Sector in India

by Arindrajit Basu and Elonnai Hickok — last modified Sep 14, 2018 11:37 AM
September 14, 2018

The use of Artificial Intelligence has the potential to ameliorate several existing structural inefficiencies in the discharge of governmental functions. Our research indicates that the deployment of this technology across sub-sectors is still on the horizons.

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India’s post-truth society

India’s post-truth society

by Swaraj Paul Barooah — last modified Sep 12, 2018 12:16 PM

The proliferation of lies and manipulative content supplies an ever-willing state a pretext to step up surveillance.

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The Srikrishna Committee Data Protection Bill and Artificial Intelligence in India

by Amber Sinha and Elonnai Hickok — last modified Sep 03, 2018 01:29 PM

Artificial Intelligence in many ways is in direct conflict with traditional data protection principles and requirements including consent, purpose limitation, data minimization, retention and deletion, accountability, and transparency.

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Consumer Care Society: Silver Jubilee Year Celebrations

by Arindrajit Basu — last modified Aug 27, 2018 01:51 PM
August 27, 2018

Arindrajit Basu delivered a talk the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Consumer Care Society (CCS )on 'Privacy and Security in the Age of the Internet.

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An Analysis of the CLOUD Act and Implications for India

by Elonnai Hickok and Vipul Kharbanda — last modified Aug 22, 2018 02:55 PM

India houses the second largest population in the world at approximately 1.35 billion individuals. In such a diverse and dense context, law enforcement could be a challenging job.

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DNA ‘Evidence’: Only Opinion, Not Science, And Definitely Not Proof Of Crime!

by Elonnai Hickok and Murali Neelakantan — last modified Aug 22, 2018 12:43 AM

On August 9, 2018, the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018 was introduced in the Lok Sabha and we commented on some key aspects of it earlier.

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ICANN response to DIDP #31 on diversity

by Akriti Bopanna and Akash Sriram — last modified Aug 21, 2018 05:35 PM
August 21, 2018

This post summarizes the response of ICANN to our inquiry on the diversity of their employees.

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Use of Visuals and Nudges in Privacy Notices

by Saumyaa Naidu — last modified Aug 22, 2018 01:16 PM
August 18, 2018

Nudging in privacy notices can be a privacy-enhancing tool. For example, informing users of how many people would have access to their data would help them make a decision. However, nudges can also be used to influence users towards making choices that compromise their privacy. For example, the visual design of default options on digital platforms currently nudge users to share their data. It is critical to ensure that there is mindful use of nudges, and that it is directed at the well being of the users.

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National Health Stack: Data For Data’s Sake, A Manmade Health Hazard

by Murali Neelakantan, Swaraj Barooah, Swagam Dasgupta and Torsha Sarkar — last modified Sep 16, 2018 05:01 AM

On Oct. 5, 2017, an HIV positive woman was denied admission in Hyderabad’s Osmania General Hospital even though she was entitled to free treatment under India’s National AIDS Control Organisation programme. Another incident around the same time witnessed a 24-year-old pregnant woman at Tikamgarh district hospital in Madhya Pradesh being denied treatment by hospital doctors once she tested positive for HIV. The patient reportedly delivered the twins outside the maternity ward after she was turned away by the hospital, but her newborn twin girls died soon after.

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