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DoT Blocks Domain Sites — But Reasons and Authority Unclear
Earlier this year, ISPs such as Airtel and MTNL blocked a number of domain sites including BuyDomains, Fabulous Domains and Sedo.co.uk. Whereas the Indian ... by Smitha Krishna Prasad last modified Nov 21, 2012 10:03 AM — Filed under: , ,
Amnesty International calls for review of 66A of IT act
The review seeks to bring the Act in line with international human rights law standards on freedom of expression. by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 06:19 AM — Filed under: ,
Section 66-A, Information Technology Act, 2000: Cases
In this blog post Snehashish Ghosh summarizes the facts of a few cases where Section 66-A, Information Technology Act, 2000, has been mentioned or discussed. by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Dec 06, 2012 09:20 AM — Filed under: , ,
Leveraging the Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure Process to Improve the State of Information Security in India
This policy brief recommends several changes pertaining to current legislation, policy and practice to the Government of India regarding coordinated ... by Pranesh Prakash, Karan Saini and Elonnai Hickok last modified Jan 23, 2019 04:48 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Electoral Databases – Privacy and Security Concerns
In this blogpost, Snehashish Ghosh analyzes privacy and security concerns which have surfaced with the digitization, centralization and standardization of the ... by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Jan 16, 2014 11:07 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Privacy after Big Data: Compilation of Early Research
Evolving data science, technologies, techniques, and practices, including big data, are enabling shifts in how the public and private sectors carry out their ... by Saumyaa Naidu last modified Nov 12, 2016 01:37 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Conference on the Digitalization of the Indian Legal System
On Legal Services Day, November 9, 2016, LegalDesk.com collaborated with iSPIRT to host a conference on the “Digitalization of the Indian Legal System”. The ... by Leilah Elmokadem last modified Nov 16, 2016 03:34 PM — Filed under: , ,
Reply to RTI filed with BSNL regarding Network Neutrality and Throttling
As part of its work on Network Neutrality, the Centre for Internet and Society through Tarun Krishnakumar had filed a Right To Information (RTI) application ... by Tarun Krishnakumar last modified Dec 22, 2014 02:45 PM — Filed under: , , ,
‘The IT Act is fine, but its interpretation is not’
Several organisations such as the Alternate Law Forum and Centre for Internet and Society are campaigning to amend the IT Act 2000. However, SV Raghavan, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 21, 2012 10:08 AM — Filed under: ,
One. Zero.
The digital world is the world of twos. All our complex interactions, emotional negotiations, business transactions, social communication and political ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:50 AM — Filed under: , ,
ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 Working Group Meetings - A Summary
The Centre for Internet & Society attended the ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 Working Group Meetings from 22 to 27 October 2016 in Abu Dhabi at Abu Dhabi National ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Dec 16, 2016 11:53 PM — Filed under: ,
Kapil Sibal & Co shoot down motion to kill IT Rules: cite terrorism, drugs
The Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011 (The Rules) continue to breathe after the statutory motion to annul them moved by member of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 24, 2012 09:45 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
M-governance gains momentum
Governments worldwide have successfully deployed mobile-based technologies for providing a wide variety of public services, and the Indian States are following ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 21, 2011 03:46 AM — Filed under:
Interview with Pranesh Prakash
Pranesh Prakash of the Centre for Internet and Society talks to Mint’s Surabhi Agarwal about the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act and the government’s ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 06:58 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Govt tweaks enforcement of IT Act after spate of arrests
The government on Thursday tweaked the law to make it tougher for citizens to be arrested for online comments that are deemed offensive after recent arrests ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 08:27 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
List of Chairman and Members of CRAC
Notification on the constitution of the "Cyber Regulation Advisory Committee" by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Dec 02, 2012 06:22 AM — Filed under: , ,
Comments on Information Technology (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules, 2017
The Centre for Internet and Society submitted comments on the Information Technology (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules, 2017. The comments were ... by Amber Sinha last modified Mar 23, 2017 01:54 AM — Filed under: ,
Fixing India’s anarchic IT Act
Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act criminalizes “causing annoyance or inconvenience” online, among other things. A conviction for such an ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Nov 30, 2012 06:33 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Webinar on counter-comments to the draft Intermediary Guidelines
CCAOI and the ISOC Delhi Chapter organised a webinar on February 11 to discuss the comments submitted to the Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines ... by Admin last modified Feb 22, 2019 01:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms, and Human Rights - Workshop Report
The Centre for Internet and Society held a one-day workshop on “Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms and Human Rights” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on the ... by Vidushi Marda, Akash Deep Singh and Geethanjali Jujjavarapu last modified Nov 18, 2016 12:58 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Constitutional Analysis of the Information Technology (Intermediaries' Guidelines) Rules, 2011
Ujwala Uppaluri provides a constitutional analysis of the Information Technology (Intermediaries' Guidelines) Rules notified in April 2011, and examines its ... by Ujwala Uppaluri last modified Oct 31, 2012 08:44 AM — Filed under: , ,
Typing in Indic Languages from Mobiles made Easy!
A new app is up for typing in Indic languages from mobile phones. This is is available online at: http://bitly.com/indictyping and supports on iOS. Android ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Jul 17, 2013 09:02 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Secure IT 2012 — Securing Citizens through Technology
The event is co-organised by DST and NSDI, Govt. of India in partnership with Elets Technomedia Pvt. Ltd. on March 1, 2012 at Claridges in New Delhi. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 28, 2012 04:06 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Names Not Numbers Mumbai
Names Not Numbers Mumbai is part of an annual series of invitation-only ideas conferences for 100 key players and thinkers across politics, business, media, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 21, 2011 05:04 AM — Filed under:
Thousands go online against 66A
An online petition aimed at amending section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act and re-examining internet laws has garnered 3,000 signatures since it ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 06:40 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Information & Communication Technology in Making a Healthy Information Society with special reference to use of ICTS in Educational Technology
The Department of Computer Science, Andhra Loyola College in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science, Krishna University will be organizing a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 18, 2014 09:06 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Five Frequently Asked Questions about the Amended ITRs
This piece discusses the five major questions that have been the subject of debate after the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 (WCIT). ... by Chinmayi Arun last modified Jan 30, 2013 05:36 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Future of Work: Report of the ‘Workshop on the IT/IT-eS Sector and the Future of Work in India’
This report provides an overview of the proceedings and outcomes of the Workshop on the IT/IT-eS Sector and the Future of Work in India (hereinafter referred ... by Ambika Tandon last modified Aug 16, 2018 02:54 AM — Filed under: , ,
Is the new ‘interception’ order old wine in a new bottle?
The government could always authorise intelligence agencies to intercept and monitor communications, but the lack of clarity is problematic. by Elonnai Hickok, Vipul Kharbanda, Shweta Mohandas and Pranav M. Bidare last modified Dec 29, 2018 04:02 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
3rd Canadian Science Policy Conference
The Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) organised the 2011 conference at the Ottawa Convention Centre from 16 to 18 November 2011. Sunil Abraham spoke in ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 23, 2011 03:57 PM — Filed under: ,