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by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 30, 2016 11:09 AM

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

by Arindrajit Basu — last modified 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

by Pawan Singh — last modified 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

by Arindrajit Basu — last modified 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

by Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi — last modified 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

by Shruti Trikanad and Vrinda Bhandari — last modified 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

by Pallavi Bedi — last modified Jul 21, 2022 02:49 PM

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?

by Aman Nair and Vipul Kharbanda — last modified 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

by Anamika Kundu, Digvijay Chaudhary, Divyansha Sehgal, Isha Suri and Torsha Sarkar — last modified 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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