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CIS Submission to UN High Level Panel on Digital Co-operation

by Aayush Rathi, Ambika Tandon, Arindrajit Basu and Elonnai Hickok — last modified Feb 19, 2019 01:41 AM
February 19, 2019
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The High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation was convened by the UN Secretary-General to advance proposals to strengthen cooperation in the digital space among Governments, the private sector, civil society, international organizations, academia, the technical community and other relevant stakeholders. The Panel issued a call for input that called for responses to various questions. CIS responded to the call for inputs.

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Data Infrastructures and Inequities: Why Does Reproductive Health Surveillance in India Need Our Urgent Attention?

by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon — last modified Feb 14, 2019 03:02 AM

In order to bring out certain conceptual and procedural problems with health monitoring in the Indian context, this article posits health monitoring as surveillance and not merely as a “data problem.”

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Intermediary liability law needs updating

by Sunil Abraham — last modified Feb 13, 2019 12:05 AM

The time has come for India to exert its foreign policy muscle. There is a less charitable name for intermediary liability regimes like Sec 79 of the IT Act — private censorship regimes.

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CIS Comment on ICANN's Draft FY20 Operating Plan and Budget

by Akriti Bopanna — last modified Feb 12, 2019 11:44 PM
February 12, 2019

At the Centre for Internet and Society, we are grateful for the opportunity to provide our comments on the proposed draft of ICANN’s FY20 Operating Plan and Budget along with their Five-Year Operating Plan Update. As part of the public comment process, ICANN provided a list of documents which can be found here that included their highlights of the budget, the total draft budget for FY20, an operating plan segregated by portfolios, amongst others.

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The Future of Work in the Automotive Sector in India

by Harsh Bajpai, Ambika Tandon, and Amber Sinha — last modified Feb 08, 2019 08:32 PM

Working draft of a case study studying the future of work in the automotive sector, authored by Harsh Bajpai, Ambika Tandon, and Amber Sinha. Edited by Rakhi Sehgal.

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Response to the Draft of The Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018

by Gurshabad Grover, Elonnai Hickok, Arindrajit Basu, Akriti — last modified Feb 07, 2019 08:06 AM

In this response, we aim to examine whether the draft rules meet tests of constitutionality and whether they are consistent with the parent Act. We also examine potential harms that may arise from the Rules as they are currently framed and make recommendations to the draft rules that we hope will help the Government meet its objectives while remaining situated within the constitutional ambit.

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CIS Submission to UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation

by Aayush Rathi, Ambika Tandon, Arindrajit Basu and Elonnai Hickok — last modified Feb 07, 2019 07:26 AM

The UN high-level panel on Digital Cooperation issued a call for inputs that called for responses to various questions. CIS responded to the call for inputs.

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A Gendered Future of Work

by Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi — last modified Feb 22, 2019 01:42 AM

This paper will contextualise the narrative around Industry 4.0 and the future of work with reference to the female labour force in India.

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Response to GCSC on Request for Consultation: Norm Package Singapore

by Arindrajit Basu, Gurshabad Grover and Elonnai Hickok — last modified Jan 27, 2019 03:43 PM

The GCSC opened a public comment procedure to solicit comments and obtain additional feedback. CIS responded to the public call-offering comments on all six norms and proposing two further norms.

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India should reconsider its proposed regulation of online content

by Gurshabad Grover — last modified Jan 24, 2019 04:59 PM

The lack of technical considerations in the proposal is also apparent since implementing the proposal is infeasible for certain intermediaries. End-to-end encrypted messaging services cannot “identify” unlawful content since they cannot decrypt it. Presumably, the government’s intention is not to disallow end-to-end encryption so that intermediaries can monitor content.

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