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Reconfiguring Data Governance: Insights from India and the EU

Posted by Swati Punia, Srishti Joshi, Siddharth Peter De Souza, Linnet Taylor, Jhalak M. Kakkar, Isha Suri, Arindrajit Basu, and Anushka Mittal at Feb 17, 2024 03:30 PM |

This policy paper is the result of a workshop organised jointly by the Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology and Society, Netherlands, the Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University Delhi, India and the Centre for Internet & Society, India in January, 2023. The workshop brought together a number of academics, researchers, and industry representatives in Delhi to discuss a range of issues at the core of data governance theory and practice.

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Information Disorders and their Regulation

Posted by Torsha Sarkar, Shruti Trikanad, and Anoushka Soni at Jan 31, 2024 02:20 PM |

The Indian media and digital sphere, perhaps a crude reflection of the socio-economic realities of the Indian political landscape, presents a unique and challenging setting for studying information disorders.

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Digital Delivery and Data System for Farmer Income Support

Posted by Sameet Panda at Oct 18, 2023 11:40 PM |

This report, jointly published by the Centre for Internet & Society and Privacy International, highlights the digital systems deployed by the government to augment farmer income. It analyses the PM-Kisan and Kalia schemes in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

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Deceptive Design in Voice Interfaces: Impact on Inclusivity, Accessibility, and Privacy

Deceptive Design in Voice Interfaces: Impact on Inclusivity, Accessibility, and Privacy

Posted by Saumyaa Naidu and Shweta Mohandas at Aug 08, 2023 03:22 PM |

This article was commissioned by the Pranava Institute, as part of their project titled Design Beyond Deception, supported by the University of Notre Dame - IBM's Tech Ethics Lab.” The article examines the design of voice interfaces (VI) to anticipate potential deceptive design patterns in VIs. It also presents design and regulatory recommendations to mitigate these practices.

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Health Data Management Policies - Differences Between the EU and India

Posted by Shweta Mohandas at Jul 10, 2023 04:36 PM |

Through this issue brief we would like to highlight the differences in approaches to health data management taken by the EU and India, and look at possible recommendations for India, in creating a privacy preserving health data management policy.

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CoWIN Breach: What Makes India's Health Data an Easy Target for Bad Actors?

Posted by Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi at Jul 04, 2023 09:39 AM |

Recent health data policies have failed to even mention the CoWIN platform.

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Civil Society’s second opinion on a UHI prescription

Posted by Pallavi Bedi and Shweta Mohandas at Feb 15, 2023 08:20 AM |

On January 13, Pallavi Bedi and Shweta Mohandas from CIS participated in an online collaboration organised by Internet Freedom Foundation for a joint submission to the Consultation Paper on Operationalising Unified Health Interface (UHI) in India released by the National Health Authority.

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Comments to the proposed amendments to The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021

Posted by Divyansha Sehgal and Torsha Sarkar at Feb 07, 2023 03:21 PM |

This note presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India, on the proposed amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (“proposed amendments”). We thank Isha Suri for her review of this submission.

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The Centre for Internet and Society’s comments and recommendations to the: The Digital Data Protection Bill 2022

Posted by Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi at Jan 20, 2023 02:35 AM |

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) published its comments and recommendations to the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022, on December 17, 2022.

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‘Techplomacy’ and the negotiation of AI standards for the Indo-Pacific

Posted by Arindrajit Basu at Oct 21, 2022 05:16 PM |

Researchers at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute have partnered with the Centre for Internet and Society (Bengaluru) to produce a ‘techplomacy guide’ on negotiating AI standards for stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific.

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Demystifying Data Breaches in India

Posted by Pawan Singh at Oct 17, 2022 04:14 PM |

Despite the rate at which data breaches occur and are reported in the media, there seems to be little information about how and when they are resolved. This post examines the discourse on data breaches in India with respect to their historical forms, with a focus on how the specific terminology to describe data security incidents has evolved in mainstream news media reportage.

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Getting the (Digital) Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Right

Posted by Arindrajit Basu at Oct 03, 2022 02:56 PM |

On the eve of the Tokyo Quad Summit in May 2022, President Biden unveiled the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), visualising cooperation across the Indo-Pacific based on four pillars: trade; supply chains; clean energy, decarbonisation and infrastructure; and tax and anti-corruption. Galvanised by the US, the other 13 founding members of the IPEF are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The first official in-person Ministerial meeting was held in Los Angeles on 9 September 2022.

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NHA Data Sharing Guidelines – Yet Another Policy in the Absence of a Data Protection Act

Posted by Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi at Sep 29, 2022 03:17 PM |

In July this year, the National Health Authority (NHA) released the NHA Data Sharing Guidelines for the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PM-JAY) just two months after publishing the draft Health Data Management Policy.

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Surveillance Enabling Identity Systems in Africa: Tracing the Fingerprints of Aadhaar

Surveillance Enabling Identity Systems in Africa: Tracing the Fingerprints of Aadhaar

Posted by Shruti Trikanad and Vrinda Bhandari at Aug 09, 2022 08:17 AM |

Biometric identity systems are being introduced around the world with a focus on promoting human development and social and economic inclusion, rather than previous goals of security. As a result, these systems being encouraged in developing countries, particularly in Africa and Asia, sometimes with disastrous consequences.

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Deployment of Digital Health Policies and Technologies: During Covid-19

Deployment of Digital Health Policies and Technologies: During Covid-19

In the last twenty years or so, the Indian government has adopted several digital mechanisms to deliver services to its citizens.

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What Are The Consumer Protection Concerns With Crypto-Assets?

Posted by Aman Nair and Vipul Kharbanda at Jul 18, 2022 03:22 PM |

Existing consumer protection regulations are not sufficient to cover the extent of protection that a crypto-investor would require.

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Comments to the draft amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021

Posted by Anamika Kundu, Digvijay Chaudhary, Divyansha Sehgal, Isha Suri and Torsha Sarkar at Jul 07, 2022 02:39 AM |

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) presented its comments on the draft amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (‘the rules’), which were released on 6 June, 2022 for public comments.

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The Government’s Increased Focus on Regulating Non-Personal Data: A Look at the Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy

Posted by Digvijay Chaudhary and Anamika Kundu at Jun 30, 2022 01:24 PM |

Digvijay Chaudhary and Anamika Kundu wrote an article on the National Data Governance Framework Policy. It was edited by Shweta Mohandas.

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Making Voices Heard

We are happy to announce the launch of our final report on the study ‘Making Voices Heard: Privacy, Inclusivity, and Accessibility of Voice Interfaces in India. The study was undertaken with support from the Mozilla Corporation.

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Comments to the Draft National Health Data Management Policy 2.0

Posted by Anamika Kundu, Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi at May 24, 2022 04:06 PM |

Anamika Kundu, Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi along with 9 other organizations / individuals drafted comments to the Draft National Health Data Management Policy 2.0.

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