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

Regulating Bitcoin in India

by Vipul Kharbanda — last modified Apr 20, 2017 01:17 PM

The article discusses the possible contours of future bitcoin regulation in India. Bitcoin, often considered a ‘notorious’ virtual currency limited only to techies or speculators, is currently fighting a battle to become a bona fide mainstream means of exchange.

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Brainstorming Session on the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS 2017)

by Japreet Grewal — last modified Apr 14, 2017 04:43 PM
April 14, 2017

I attended a brainstorming session on the Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017 on April 12, 2017 at Electronics Niketan that was organised by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. The Global Conference on Cyber Space was first held in London in 2011. Thereafter, it was held in Budapest (2012), Seoul (2013) and the Hague (2015).

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Privacy in the Age of Big Data

Privacy in the Age of Big Data

by Amber Sinha — last modified Apr 11, 2017 02:43 PM

Personal data is freely accessible, shared and even sold, and those to whom this information belongs have little control over its flow.

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It’s the technology, stupid

by Sunil Abraham — last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:53 PM

Eleven reasons why the Aadhaar is not just non-smart but also insecure.

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Right to be Forgotten: A Tale of Two Judgements

by Amber Sinha — last modified Apr 07, 2017 02:27 AM

In the last few months, there have been contrasting judgments from two Indian high courts, Karnataka and Gujarat, on matters relating to the right to be forgotten. The two high courts heard pleas on issues to do the right of individuals to have either personal information redacted from the text of judgments available online or removal of such judgment from publically available sources.

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Aadhaar marks a fundamental shift in citizen-state relations: From ‘We the People’ to ‘We the Government’

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Apr 04, 2017 04:10 PM

Your fingerprints, iris scans, details of where you shop. Compulsory Aadhaar means all this data is out there. And it’s still not clear who can view or use it.

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Analysis of Key Provisions of the Aadhaar Act Regulations

by Amber Sinha — last modified Apr 03, 2017 02:05 PM

In exercise of their powers under of the powers conferred by Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, (Aadhaar Act) the UIDAI has come out with a set of five regulations in late 2016 last year. In this policy brief, we look at the five regulations, their key provisions and highlight point out the unresolved, issues, unaddressed, and created issues as result of these regulations.

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How Aadhaar compromises privacy? And how to fix it?

by Sunil Abraham — last modified Apr 01, 2017 07:00 AM

Aadhaar is mass surveillance technology. Unlike targeted surveillance which is a good thing, and essential for national security and public order – mass surveillance undermines security. And while biometrics is appropriate for targeted surveillance by the state – it is wholly inappropriate for everyday transactions between the state and law abiding citizens.

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Benefits, Harms, Rights and Regulation: A Survey of Literature on Big Data

by Amber Sinha, Vanya Rakesh, Vidushi Marda and Geethanjali Jujjavarapu — last modified Mar 23, 2017 02:17 AM
March 23, 2017

This survey draws upon a range of literature including news articles, academic articles, and presentations and seeks to disaggregate the potential benefits and harms of big data, organising them into several broad categories that reflect the existing scholarly literature. The survey also recognises the non-technical big data regulatory options which are in place as well as those which have been proposed by various governments, civil society groups and academics.

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Comments on Information Technology (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules, 2017

by Amber Sinha — last modified Mar 23, 2017 01:54 AM

The Centre for Internet and Society submitted comments on the Information Technology (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules, 2017. The comments were prepared by Udbhav Tiwari, Pranesh Prakash, Abhay Rana, Amber Sinha and Sunil Abraham.

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