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Clarification on the Information Security Practices of Aadhaar Report

by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali — last modified Nov 05, 2018 12:08 PM
November 05, 2018

We are issuing a second clarificatory statement on our report titled “Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar numbers with sensitive personal financial information” published on May 1, 2017.

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Lessons from US response to cyber attacks

by Arindrajit Basu — last modified Nov 01, 2018 05:53 AM
November 01, 2018

Publicly attributing the attacks to a state or non-state actor is vital for building a credible cyber deterrence strategy.

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Conceptualizing an International Security Regime for Cyberspace

by Elonnai Hickok and Arindrajit Basu — last modified Oct 26, 2018 03:09 PM

This paper was published as part of the Briefings from the Research and Advisory Group (RAG) of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) for the Full Commission Meeting held at Bratislava in 2018.

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Discrimination in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

by Arindrajit Basu — last modified Oct 26, 2018 02:47 PM

The dawn of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been celebrated by both government and industry across the globe. AI offers the potential to augment many existing bureaucratic processes and improve human capacity, if implemented in accordance with principles of the rule of law and international human rights norms. Unfortunately, AI-powered solutions have often been implemented in ways that have resulted in the automation, rather than mitigation, of existing societal inequalities.

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Why Data Localisation Might Lead To Unchecked Surveillance

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Oct 16, 2018 02:08 PM

In recent times, there has been a rash of policies and regulations that propose that the data that Indian entities handle be physically stored on servers in India, in some cases exclusively. In other cases, only a copy needs to be stored.

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A trust deficit between advertisers and publishers is leading to fake news

by Sunil Abraham — last modified Oct 02, 2018 06:44 AM

Transparency regulations is need of the hour. And urgently for election and political advertising. What do the ads look like? Who paid for them? Who was the target? How many people saw these advertisements? How many times? Transparency around viral content is also required.

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Cross-Border Data Sharing and India: A study in Processes, Content and Capacity

by Amber Sinha, Elonnai Hickok, Udbhav Tiwari and Arindrajit Basu — last modified Sep 29, 2018 12:37 AM
September 27, 2018

A majority of criminal investigations in the modern era necessitate law enforcement access to electronic evidence stored extra-territorially. The conventional methods of compelling the presentation of evidence available for investigative agencies often fail when the evidence is not present within the territorial boundaries of the state.

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Artificial Intelligence in the Governance Sector in India

by Arindrajit Basu and Elonnai Hickok — last modified Sep 14, 2018 11:37 AM
September 14, 2018

The use of Artificial Intelligence has the potential to ameliorate several existing structural inefficiencies in the discharge of governmental functions. Our research indicates that the deployment of this technology across sub-sectors is still on the horizons.

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India’s post-truth society

India’s post-truth society

by Swaraj Paul Barooah — last modified Sep 12, 2018 12:16 PM

The proliferation of lies and manipulative content supplies an ever-willing state a pretext to step up surveillance.

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