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

NITI Aayog Discussion Paper: An aspirational step towards India’s AI policy

by Sunil Abraham, Elonnai Hickok, Amber Sinha, Swaraj Barooah, Shweta Mohandas, Pranav M Bidare, Swagam Dasgupta, Vishnu Ramachandran and Senthil Kumar — last modified Jun 13, 2018 01:08 PM

The National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence — a discussion paper on India’s path forward in AI, is a welcome step towards a comprehensive document that reflects the government's AI ambitions. The 115-page discussion paper attempts to be an all encompassing document looking at a host of AI related issues including privacy, security, ethics, fairness, transparency and accountability.

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Network Disruptions Report by Global Network Initiative

Network Disruptions Report by Global Network Initiative

by Akriti Bopanna — last modified Jun 12, 2018 01:31 AM

Around 70% of all known shutdowns in the world took place in India in 2017. The same year Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) released the “Temporary Suspension of Internet Services” giving State and Central Government officials the power to terminate Internet services as per the guidelines.

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Comments on the Draft National Policy on Official Statistics

by Gurshabad Grover and Sandeep Kumar — last modified Jun 07, 2018 02:54 AM
June 07, 2018

This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet & Society, India (“CIS”) on the Draft National Policy on Official Statistics which was released to the public by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on 17th May 2018 for comments and views.

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CIS contributes to ABLI Compendium on Regulation of Cross-Border Transfers of Personal Data in Asia

CIS contributes to ABLI Compendium on Regulation of Cross-Border Transfers of Personal Data in Asia

by Amber Sinha and Elonnai Hickok — last modified Jun 03, 2018 03:10 PM

The Asian Business Law Institute, based in Singapore published a compendium on “Regulation of cross-border transfer of personal data in Asia”. This was part of an exercise to explore legal convergence around issues such as data protection, enforcement of foreign judgments and principle of restructuring in Asia.

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Design Concerns in Creating Privacy Notices

by Saumyaa Naidu — last modified Jun 06, 2018 01:45 PM

The purpose of privacy notices and choice mechanisms is to notify users of the data practices of a system, so they can make informed privacy decisions.

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DIDP Request #30 - Employee remuneration structure at ICANN

by Paul Kurian and Akriti Bopanna — last modified Aug 24, 2018 06:57 AM
May 26, 2018

We have requested ICANN to disclose the employee pay structure at ICANN with specific enquiries about the payment across the institutional hierarchy, gender, and region.

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Indian Intermediary Liability Regime: Compliance with the Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability

by Divij Joshi — last modified May 20, 2018 03:14 PM

This report assesses the compliance of the Indian intermediary liability framework with the Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability, and recommends substantive legislative changes to bring the legal framework in line with the Manila Principles.

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India's Data Protection Framework Will Need to Treat Privacy as a Social and Not Just an Individual Good

by Amber Sinha — last modified May 18, 2018 06:22 AM

The idea that technological innovations may compete with privacy of individuals assumes that there is social and/or economic good in allowing unrestricted access to data. However, it must be remembered that data is potentially a toxic asset, if it is not collected, processed, secured and shared in the appropriate way.

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Internet Shutdown Stories

Internet Shutdown Stories

by Ambika Tandon — last modified May 17, 2018 12:12 PM

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) has published a collection of stories of the impact of internet shutdowns on people's lives in the country. This is a project funded by Facebook and MacArthur Foundation, and the stories were provided by 101 Reporters. Case studies from the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Telangana, West Bengal, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, and Uttar Pradesh have been highlighted in this compilation.

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AI in the Banking and Finance Industry in India

by Saman Goudarzi, Elonnai Hickok and Amber Sinha — last modified Jun 19, 2018 11:48 AM

This is a draft report that seeks to map the present state of use of AI in the banking and financial sector in India.

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