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Privacy By Design — Conference Report

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Aug 22, 2011 12:03 PM

How do we imagine privacy? How is privacy being built into technological systems? On April 16th,The Center for Internet and Society hosted Privacy by Design, an Open Space meant to answer these questions and more around the topic of privacy. Below is a summary of the conversations and dialogs from the event.

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CDT Provides Answers to Questions on Internet Neutrality

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Jun 04, 2012 05:56 AM

Pranesh Prakash of CIS asked David Sohn of CDT a few pointed questions on the emerging hot topic of 'Internet neutrality', and received very useful responses. Those questions and Mr. Sohn's responses are documented in this blog post.

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The DNA Profiling Bill 2007 and Privacy

by Elonnai Hickok — last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:40 AM
April 25, 2011

In 2007 a bill known as the Draft DNA Profiling Bill was piloted by the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, an autonomous organization funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The below is a background to DNA collection/analysis in India, and a critique of the Bill a from a privacy perspective.

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An Interview with Activist Shubha Chacko: Privacy and Sex Workers

by Elonnai Hickok — last modified Mar 28, 2012 06:26 AM
April 25, 2011

On February 20th I had the opportunity to speak with Shubha Chacko on privacy and sex workers. Ms. Chacko is an activist who works for Aneka, an NGO based in Bangalore, which fights for the human rights of sexual minorities. In my interview with Ms. Chacko I tried to understand how privacy impacts the lives of sex workers in India. The below is an account of our conversation.

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We are anonymous, we are legion

by Sunil Abraham — last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:38 AM
April 20, 2011

Online anonymity is vital for creativity and entrepreneurship on the Web, writes Sunil Abraham. The article was published in the Hindu on April 18, 2011.

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You Have the Right to Remain Silent

by Anja Kovacs — last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:55 AM

India has a long history of censorship that it justifies in the name of national security. But new laws governing the Internet are unreasonable and — given the multitude of online voices — poorly thought out, argues Anja Kovacs in this article published in the Sunday Guardian on 17 April 2011.

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Iraq Delegation to Visit India for Study of E-Governance in Indian Cities ― Meetings in Bangalore and Delhi

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:13 AM
April 12, 2011

An Iraqi Government delegation headed by HE Mr. Abdul Kareem Al-Samarai, Minister of Science & Technology, Government of Iraq will be in India on a e-governance tour. The study tour is organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).

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DIT's Response to RTI on Website Blocking

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:13 AM

For the first time in India, we have a list of websites that are blocked by order of the Indian government. This data was received from the Department of Information Technology in response to an RTI that CIS filed. Pranesh Prakash of CIS analyzes the implications of these blocks, as well as the shortcomings of the DIT's response.

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Privacy and the Information Technology Act — Do we have the Safeguards for Electronic Privacy?

by Prashant Iyengar — last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:29 AM
April 05, 2011

How do the provisions of the Information Technology Act measure up to the challenges of privacy infringement? Does it provide an adequate and useful safeguard for our electronic privacy? Prashant Iyengar gives a comprehensive analysis on whether and how the Act fulfils the challenges and needs through a series of FAQs while drawing upon real life examples.

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Is Data Protection Enough?

by Elonnai Hickok — last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:28 AM
April 05, 2011

The following note looks briefly at different sides of the privacy debate, and asks the question whether a Data Protection law is enough privacy protection for India.

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