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Blockchain: A primer for India

by Anusha Madhusudhan — last modified Mar 30, 2020 01:32 PM

This report is presently being updated.

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Draft Security Standards for The Financial Technology Sector in India

by Vipul Kharbanda — last modified Nov 18, 2019 09:51 AM

Information security standards provide a framework for the secure development, implementation and maintenance of information systems and technology architecture. This document includes draft information security standards, which seek to ensure that not only the data of users is dealt with in a secure and safe manner but also that the smaller businesses in the fintech industry have a specific standard to look at in order to limit their liabilities for any future breaches.

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Introducing the Cybersecurity Visuals Media Handbook

by Saumyaa Naidu and Arindrajit Basu — last modified Dec 06, 2019 09:29 AM
November 15, 2019

The need for intervention in the cybersecurity imagery in media publications was realised during a brainstorming workshop that was conducted by CIS with illustrators, designers, and cybersecurity researchers.

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Guest post: Before cyber norms, let’s talk about disanalogy and disintermediation

by Pukhraj Singh — last modified Nov 18, 2019 10:14 AM
November 15, 2019

In a guest post in relation to CIS’s recently held roundtable onIndia’s cyber defense strategy, Pukhraj Singh looks at the critical fissures – at the technical and policy levels – in global normative efforts to secure cyberspace. By charting out the key vectors and power asymmetries among key stakeholders – both leading state actors and private actors like Microsoft – Singh posits that there is much to be done before we circumscribe cyber operations within legal strictures.

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India’s Role in Global Cyber Policy Formulation

by Arindrajit Basu — last modified Nov 13, 2019 02:13 PM
November 13, 2019

The past year has seen vigorous activity on the domestic cyber policy front in India. On key issues—including intermediary liability, data localization and e-commerce—the government has rolled out a patchwork of regulatory policies, resulting in battle lines being drawn by governments, industry and civil society actors both in India and across the globe.

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Event Report: Consultation on Draft Information Technology (Fintech Security Standards) Rules

by Anindya Kanan — last modified Nov 12, 2019 06:38 AM

The Centre for Internet and Society is in the process of drafting certain data security standards for Fintech entities. As part of the process of drafting, a consultation roundtable was organized to get inputs from industry executives, lawyers and policy experts working in this field.

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Reliance Jio is using SNI inspection to block websites

by Gurshabad Grover — last modified Nov 07, 2019 06:17 PM
November 07, 2019

Reliance Jio, the most popular ISP in India, is employing a deep packet inspection technique to block websites for its users.

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CIS’ Comments to the Christchurch Call

by Tanaya Rajwade, Elonnai Hickok, and Raouf Kundil Peedikayil — last modified Nov 04, 2019 02:13 PM

In the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, and the President of France, Emmanuel Macron co-chaired the Christchurch Call to Action in May 2018 to “bring together countries and tech companies in an attempt to bring to an end the ability to use social media to organise and promote terrorism and violent extremism.”

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Through the looking glass: Analysing transparency reports

by Torsha Sarkar, Suhan S and Gurshabad Grover — last modified Nov 02, 2019 05:48 AM

An analysis of companies' transparency reports for government requests for user data and content removal

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Department of Labour Interaction Program: Online Business Platforms

by Bharath Gururagavendran — last modified Oct 29, 2019 06:05 AM

The Department of Labour convened an interaction program of sorts at Vikas Soudha in Bangalore on 21st October, 2019 to hear the issues plaguing the emergent gig economy.

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