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Press Release, March 11, 2016: The Law cannot Fix what Technology has Broken!
We published and circulated the following press release on March 11, 2016, as the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other ... by Japreet Grewal and Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 16, 2016 10:10 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
List of Recommendations on the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 - Letter Submitted to the Members of Parliament
On Friday, March 11, the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. The Bill was ... by Amber Sinha, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Vanya Rakesh last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:50 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Vulnerabilities in the UIDAI Implementation Not Addressed by the Aadhaar Bill, 2016
In this infographic, we document the various issues in the Aadhaar enrolment process implemented by the UIDAI, and highlight the vulnerabilities that the ... by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:33 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Workshop on Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms, and Human Rights (Delhi, October 01)
CIS welcomes you to participate in the workshop we are organising on Saturday, October 01 at India Habitat Centre, Delhi, to discuss benefits, harms, and human ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Sep 28, 2016 05:53 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
The Future of Privacy in the Age of Big Data
A study tour on privacy and big data was organised by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom from September 3 to 10, 2016 in Berlin and Hamburg. Vanya Rakesh ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 22, 2016 11:24 PM — Filed under: , ,
Workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data' (Delhi, November 12)
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Sarai programme, CSDS, invite you to a workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data: What Changes? What should ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Nov 12, 2016 10:14 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: , , , , , , , ,
Privacy in the Age of Big Data
Personal data is freely accessible, shared and even sold, and those to whom this information belongs have little control over its flow. by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 11, 2017 02:43 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Big Data and Positive Social Change in the Developing World: A White Paper for Practitioners and Researchers
I was a part of a working group writing a white paper on big data and social change, over the last six months. This white paper was produced by a group of ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 01, 2014 03:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Benefits, Harms, Rights and Regulation: A Survey of Literature on Big Data
This survey draws upon a range of literature including news articles, academic articles, and presentations and seeks to disaggregate the potential benefits and ... by Amber Sinha, Vanya Rakesh, Vidushi Marda and Geethanjali Jujjavarapu last modified Mar 23, 2017 02:17 AM — Filed under: ,
The Fintech Disruption - Innovation, Regulation, and Transformation
Sumandro Chattapadhyay attended an event organized by Carnegie India on March 28, 2017. The aim of the initiative was that inclusive and sustainable ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 29, 2017 02:10 AM — Filed under: ,
An Urgent Need for the Right to Privacy
Along with a group of individuals and organisations from academia and civil society, we have drafted and are signatories to an open letter addressed to the ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:40 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Press Release, March 15, 2016: The New Bill Makes Aadhaar Compulsory!
We published and circulated the following press release on March 15, 2016, to highlight the fact that the Section 7 of the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 states that ... by Amber Sinha last modified Mar 16, 2016 10:11 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Analysis of Aadhaar Act in the Context of A.P. Shah Committee Principles
Whilst there are a number of controversies relating to the Aadhaar Act including the fact that it was introduced in a manner so as to circumvent the majority ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:43 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Aadhaar Bill 2016 Evaluated against the National Privacy Principles
In this infographic, we evaluate the privacy provisions of the Aadhaar Bill 2016 against the national privacy principles developed by the Group of Experts on ... by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:38 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
A Review of the Policy Debate around Big Data and Internet of Things
This blog post seeks to review and understand how regulators and experts across jurisdictions are reacting to Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) from a ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Aug 17, 2015 08:36 AM — Filed under: ,
Database on Big Data and Smart Cities International Standards
The Centre for Internet and Society is in the process of mapping international standards specifically around Big Data, IoT and Smart Cities. Here is a living ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Feb 11, 2016 03:49 PM — Filed under: ,
Seminar on Understanding Financial Technology, Cashless India, and Forced Digitalisation (Delhi, January 24)
The Centre for Financial Accountability is organising a seminar on "Understanding Financial Technology, Cashless India, and Forced Digitalisation" on Tuesday, ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jan 23, 2017 01:17 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Vidhi Doshi - Fingerprint Payments Prompt Privacy Fears in India (The Guardian)
This article by Vidhi Doshi on the use of Aadhaar-based payments by private companies in India was published by The Guardian on February 09, 2017. Sumandro ... by Vidhi Doshi last modified Feb 13, 2017 09:21 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
The Technology behind Big Data
The authors undertakes a high-level literature review of the most commonly used technological tools and processes in the big data life cycle. The big data life ... by Geethanjali Jujjavarapu and Udbhav Tiwari last modified Dec 04, 2016 09:53 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
CFI-ACCION - Panel Discussion on 'Big Data: Challenge or Opportunity?' (Delhi, December 06)
The Centre for Financial Inclusion of ACCION International is organising a panel discussion on "Big Data: Challenge or Opportunity?" as an associated event of ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Dec 04, 2016 09:50 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Workshop Report - UIDAI and Welfare Services: Exclusion and Countermeasures
This report presents summarised notes from a workshop organised by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) on Saturday, August 27, 2016, to discuss, raise ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Dec 15, 2016 09:30 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Right to Food Campaign, Ranchi Convention, 2016
The Right to Food Campaign held its 2016 Convention in Ranchi during September 23-25, 2016. While three years have elapsed since the passage of the National ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Dec 15, 2016 09:10 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Comments on the Report of the Committee on Digital Payments (December 2016)
The Committee on Digital Payments constituted by the Ministry of Finance and chaired by Ratan P. Watal, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog, submitted its report on ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha last modified Jan 12, 2017 12:32 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
New Media, personalisation and the role of algorithms
In his much acclaimed book, The Filter Bubble, Eli Pariser explains how personalisation of services on the web works and laments that they are creating ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 16, 2017 07:20 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Adoption of Standards in Smart Cities - Way Forward for India
With a paradigm shift towards the concept of “Smart Cities’ globally, as well as India, such cities have been defined by several international standardization ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Apr 11, 2016 03:04 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Exploring Big Data for Development: An Electricity Sector Case Study from India
This working paper by Ritam Sengupta, Dr. Richard Heeks, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, and Dr. Christopher Foster draws from the field study undertaken by Ritam ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 29, 2017 08:43 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Call for Proposal: Big Data for Development – Initial Field Studies
The Centre for Internet and Society, as part of a project with the University of Manchester and University of Sheffield, is inviting calls from researchers to ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Apr 28, 2016 07:28 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Big Data in the Global South International Workshop
Institute for Technology and Society of Rio de Janeiro welcomes you to an international workshop on Big Data at Hotel Windsor Florida, Rua Ferreira Viana, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 06, 2015 02:04 AM — Filed under: , ,
Identity of the Aadhaar Act: Supreme Court and the Money Bill Question
A writ petition has been filed by former Union minister Jairam Ramesh on April 6 challenging the constitutionality and legality of the treatment of this Act as ... by Vanya Rakesh and Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified May 09, 2016 11:52 AM — Filed under: , , , ,