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Future of Work: Report of the ‘Workshop on the IT/IT-eS Sector and the Future of Work in India’

This report provides an overview of the proceedings and outcomes of the Workshop on the IT/IT-eS Sector and the Future of Work in India (hereinafter referred to as the “Workshop”), organised at Omidyar Networks’ office in Bangalore, on June 29, 2018.

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The National Health Stack: An Expensive, Temporary Placebo

Posted by Murali Neelakantan, Swaraj Barooah, Swagam Dasgupta, and Torsha Sarkar at Aug 13, 2018 03:13 PM |

The year 2002 saw the introduction of a very ambitious National Program for Information Technology in the United Kingdom with the goal to transform the National Health Service — a pre-existing state-sponsored universal healthcare program. This would include a centralised, digital healthcare record for patients and secure access for 30,000 professionals across 300 hospitals.

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Spreading unhappiness equally around

Posted by Sunil Abraham at Jul 31, 2018 02:49 PM |

The section of civil society opposed to Aadhaar is unhappy because the UIDAI and all other state agencies that wish to can process data non-consensually.

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Lining up the data on the Srikrishna Privacy Draft Bill

Posted by Sunil Abraham at Jul 31, 2018 02:52 AM |

In the run-up to the Justice BN Srikrishna committee report, some stakeholders have advocated that consent be eliminated and replaced with stronger accountability obligations. This was rejected and the committee has released a draft bill that has consent as the bedrock just like the GDPR. And like the GDPR there exists legal basis for nonconsensual processing of data for the “functions of the state”. What does this mean for lawabiding persons?

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The Potential for the Normative Regulation of Cyberspace: Implications for India

Posted by Pranav Manjesh Bidare at Jul 30, 2018 09:00 AM |

Author: Arindrajit Basu Edited by: Elonnai Hickok, Sunil Abraham and Udbhav Tiwari Research Assistance: Tejas Bharadwaj

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Digital Native: Hashtag Along With Me

Digital Native: Hashtag Along With Me

A hashtag that evolved with a movement.

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Anti-trafficking Bill may lead to censorship

Posted by Swaraj Barooah and Gurshabad Grover at Jul 24, 2018 09:00 PM |

There are a few problematic provisions in the proposed legislation—it may severely impact freedom of expression.

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The Centre for Internet and Society’s Comments and Recommendations to the: Indian Privacy Code, 2018

Posted by Shweta Mohandas, Elonnai Hickok, Amber Sinha and Shruti Trikanand at Jul 20, 2018 01:55 PM |

The debate surrounding privacy has in recent times gained momentum due to the Aadhaar judgement and the growing concerns around the use of personal data by corporations and governments.

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DIDP #31 Diversity of employees at ICANN

Posted by Akash Sriram at Jul 19, 2018 02:52 PM |

We have requested ICANN to disclose information pertaining to the diversity of employees based race and citizenship.

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CIS submitted a response to a Notice of Enquiry by the US Government on International Internet Policy Priorities

Posted by Swagam Dasgupta at Jul 18, 2018 05:10 PM |

The Centre for Internet and Society drafted a response to a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) issued by the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on "International Internet Policy Priorities."

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ICANN Diversity Analysis

Posted by Paul Kurian and Akriti Bopanna at Jul 16, 2018 02:35 PM |

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) carried out an analysis of the diversity of participation at the ICANN processes by taking a close look at their mailing lists.

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Digital Native: How smart cities can make criminals out of denizens

Digital Native: How smart cities can make criminals out of denizens

People download information and share it without knowing about the intellectual property rights. On social media bullying, harassment and hate speech find easy avenues.

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CIS contributes to the Research and Advisory Group of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC)

Posted by Arindrajit Basu at Jul 05, 2018 04:00 PM |

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) is an initiative of the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and the East West Institute that seeks to promote mutual awareness and understanding among various cyberspace communities. It seeks to develop norms and policies that advance the stability and security of cyberspace.

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Digital Native: The bigger picture

Digital Native: The bigger picture

For all our sleek machines, we are slaves to the much larger Internet of Things.

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The AI Task Force Report - The first steps towards India’s AI framework

Posted by Elonnai Hickok, Shweta Mohandas and Swaraj Paul Barooah at Jun 27, 2018 02:35 PM |

The Task Force on Artificial Intelligence was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to leverage AI for economic benefits, and provide policy recommendations on the deployment of AI for India.

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Comments on the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations

Posted by Sandeep Kumar, Torsha Sarkar, Swaraj Barooah, Gurshabad Grover at Jun 22, 2018 10:15 AM |

This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet & Society, India (“CIS”) on the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations which was released to the public by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 29th May 2018 for comments and views.

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NITI Aayog Discussion Paper: An aspirational step towards India’s AI policy

Posted by Sunil Abraham, Elonnai Hickok, Amber Sinha, Swaraj Barooah, Shweta Mohandas, Pranav M Bidare, Swagam Dasgupta, Vishnu Ramachandran and Senthil Kumar at Jun 13, 2018 01:08 PM |

The National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence — a discussion paper on India’s path forward in AI, is a welcome step towards a comprehensive document that reflects the government's AI ambitions. The 115-page discussion paper attempts to be an all encompassing document looking at a host of AI related issues including privacy, security, ethics, fairness, transparency and accountability.

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Why NPCI and Facebook need urgent regulatory attention

Posted by Sunil Abraham at Jun 12, 2018 02:07 AM |

The world’s oldest networked infrastructure, money, is increasingly dematerialising and fusing with the world’s latest networked infrastructure, the Internet.

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Network Disruptions Report by Global Network Initiative

Network Disruptions Report by Global Network Initiative

Posted by Akriti Bopanna at Jun 12, 2018 01:31 AM |

Around 70% of all known shutdowns in the world took place in India in 2017. The same year Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) released the “Temporary Suspension of Internet Services” giving State and Central Government officials the power to terminate Internet services as per the guidelines.

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Comments on the Draft National Policy on Official Statistics

Posted by Gurshabad Grover and Sandeep Kumar at Jun 07, 2018 02:55 AM |

This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet & Society, India (“CIS”) on the Draft National Policy on Official Statistics which was released to the public by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on 17th May 2018 for comments and views.

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