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Essay: Watching Corona or Neighbours? - Introducing ‘Lateral Surveillance’ during COVID-19

by Mira Swaminathan and Shubhika Saluja — last modified May 22, 2020 06:39 AM
May 21, 2020

Surveillance is already suspected to have become the ‘new normal’ considering the extensive amounts of money that is being invested by governments around the globe. The only way out of this pandemic is to take a humane approach to surveillance wherein the discriminatory tendencies of the people while spreading information about those infected are factored in to prevent excessive harm.

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Rumours, Misinformation and Self-Verification of Facts in the Age of COVID-19

by Mira Swaminathan — last modified Apr 21, 2020 01:09 PM
April 21, 2020

Efforts taken by the government or social media platforms can only be realised if an individual asks herself -- 'what can I do to verify this piece of information'?

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Why should we care about takedown timeframes?

by Torsha Sarkar — last modified Apr 10, 2020 04:58 AM

The issue of content takedown timeframe - the time period an intermediary is allotted to respond to a legal takedown order - has received considerably less attention in conversations about intermediary liability. This article examines the importance of framing an appropriate timeframe towards ensuring that speech online is not over-censored, and frames recommendations towards the same.

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CIS Comments on 'Pre Draft' of the Report of the UN Open Ended Working Group

by Arindrajit Basu — last modified Apr 06, 2020 12:26 PM
April 06, 2020

CIS submitted comments on the 'pre draft' report of the United Nations Open Ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security.

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CIS Comments on NODE Consultation Paper

by Aman Nair, Elonnai Hickok&Arindrajit Basu — last modified Apr 01, 2020 05:22 AM
March 31, 2020

CIS submitted comments in response to MEITY's Consultation Paper on National Open Digital Ecosystems (NODEs) The comments were authored by Aman Nair, Elonnai Hickok and Arindrajit Basu with inputs from Gurshabad Grover.

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Announcing In Flux, the CIS Podcast

by Pranav M B — last modified Mar 11, 2020 09:23 AM
March 06, 2020

In Flux is a podcast on technology, law, policy, politics and more brought to you by the Centre for Internet and Society, India. Our episodes will explore questions around contemporary issues, and provide multidisciplinary perspectives, centred around research done by CIS. True to its name, In Flux will engage with the quickly changing and dynamic space at the intersection of technology and law. This podcast is one of our many steps to make our research more accessible to both academic and non-academic audiences.

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‘Future of Work’ in India’s IT/IT-es Sector

by Aayush Rathi and Elonnai Hickok — last modified Apr 28, 2020 09:52 AM

The Centre for Internet and Society has recently undertaken research into the impact of Industry 4.0 on work in India. Industry 4.0, for the purposes of the research, is conceptualised as the technical integration of cyber physical systems (CPS) into production and logistics and the use of the ‘internet of things’ (connection between everyday objects) and services in (industrial) processes. By undertaking this research, CIS seeks to complement and contribute to the discourse and debates in India around the impact of Industry 4.0. In furtherance of the same, this report seeks to explore several key themes underpinning the impact of Industry 4.0 specifically in the IT/IT-es sector and broadly on the nature of work itself.

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RBI Ban on Cryptocurrencies not backed by any data or statistics

by Vipul Kharbanda — last modified Mar 05, 2020 06:35 PM

In March 2020, the Supreme Court of India quashed the RBI order passed in 2018 that banned financial services firms from trading in virtual currency or cryptocurrency. Keeping this policy window in mind, the Centre for Internet & Society will be releasing a series of blog posts and policy briefs on cryptocurrency regulation in India

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Cryptocurrency Regulation in India – A brief history

by Vipul Kharbanda — last modified Mar 05, 2020 06:36 PM

In March 2020, the Supreme Court of India quashed the RBI order passed in 2018 that banned financial services firms from trading in virtual currency or cryptocurrency. Keeping this policy window in mind, the Centre for Internet & Society will be releasing a series of blog posts and policy briefs on cryptocurrency regulation in India

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