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

Government gives free publicity worth 40k to Twitter and Facebook

by Akriti Bopanna — last modified Apr 27, 2018 09:52 AM

We conducted a 2 week survey of newspapers for links between government advertisement to social media giants. As citizens, we should be worried about the close nexus between the Indian government and digital behemoths such as Facebook, Google and Twitter. It has become apparent to us after a 2 week print media analysis that our Government has been providing free publicity worth Rs 40,000 to these entities. There are multiple issues with this as this article attempts at pointing out.

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DIDP Request #29 - Revenue breakdown by source for FY 2017

by Akriti Bopanna — last modified Apr 26, 2018 11:06 AM
April 03, 2018

We requested ICANN for financial information they have not yet provided for the period ending June 2017.

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Cambridge Analytica scandal: How India can save democracy from Facebook

by Sunil Abraham — last modified Mar 28, 2018 03:44 PM

Hegemonic incumbents like Google and Facebook need to be tackled with regulation; govt should use procurement power to fund open source alternatives.

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Analysis of ICANN revenue shows ambiguity in their records

by Sunil Abraham, Arjun Venkatraman and Akriti Bopanna — last modified Apr 27, 2018 10:01 AM
March 15, 2018

We, The Centre for Internet and Society, have been instrumental in having ICANN become transparent about their revenue with our persistent requests for their sources of revenue.

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People Driven and Tech Enabled – How AI and ML are Changing the Future of Cyber Security in India

by Shweta Mohandas — last modified Mar 11, 2018 03:30 PM

On the 27th of February, Peter Sparkes the Senior Director, Cyber Security Services, Symantec conducted a webinar on the ‘5 Essentials of Every Next-Gen SOC’. In this webinar, he evaluated the problems that Security Operations Centers (SOCs) are currently facing, and explored possible solutions to these problems. The webinar also put emphasis on AI and ML as tools to improve cyber security. This blog draws key insights from the webinar, and explains how AI and ML can improve the cyber security process of Indian enterprises.

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A Series of Op-eds on Data Protection

by Amber Sinha — last modified Feb 19, 2018 02:08 AM

I wrote a short series of three op-eds for Asia Times this week.

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The Fundamental Right to Privacy - A Visual Guide

by Amber Sinha — last modified Feb 16, 2018 05:31 AM

Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves, or information about themselves, and thereby express themselves selectively. This visual guide to the story of privacy law in India and the recent judgement of the Puttaswamy v. Union of India case is developed by Amber Sinha (research and content) and Pooja Saxena (design and conceptualisation).

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Unpacking Data Protection Law: A Visual Representation

by Amber Sinha — last modified Feb 15, 2018 01:22 PM

This visual explainer unpacking data protection law was developed by Amber Sinha (research) and Pooja Saxena (design), and published as part of the Data Privacy Week celebrations on the Privacy International blog. Join the conversation on Twitter using #dataprivacyweek.

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AI and Manufacturing and Services in India: Looking Forward

by Shweta Mohandas and Pranav M. Bidare — last modified Feb 14, 2018 11:13 AM

This Report provides an overview of the proceedings of the Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Manufacturing and Services: Looking Forward (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Roundtable’), conducted at The Energy Resource Institute (TERI), in Bangalore on January 19, 2018.

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CIS Submission to the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India

by Amber Sinha — last modified Apr 18, 2018 04:39 PM

This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ‘White Paper of the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India’ (“White Paper”) released by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The White paper was drafted by a Committee of Expert (“Committee”) constituted by the Ministry. CIS has conducted research on the issues of privacy, data protection and data security since 2010 and is thankful for the opportunity to put forth its views. The submission was made on January 31, 2018.

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