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The 2010 Special 301 Report Is More of the Same, Slightly Less Shrill
Pranesh Prakash examines the numerous flaws in the Special 301 from the Indian perspective, to come to the conclusion that the Indian government should openly ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Oct 03, 2011 05:37 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
How Function Of State May Limit Informed Consent: Examining Clause 12 Of The Data Protection Bill
The collective implication of leaving out ‘proportionality’ from Clause 12 is to provide very wide discretionary powers to the state. by Amber Sinha last modified Mar 01, 2022 02:56 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Clause 12 Of The Data Protection Bill And Digital Healthcare: A Case Study
In light of the state’s emerging digital healthcare apparatus, how does Clause 12 alter the consent and purpose limitation model? by Amber Sinha last modified Mar 01, 2022 03:07 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Nothing to Kid About – Children's Data Under the New Data Protection Bill
The pandemic has forced policymakers to adapt their approach to people's changing practices, from looking at contactless ways of payment to the shifting of ... by Shweta Mohandas and Anamika Kundu last modified Mar 10, 2022 01:19 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Privacy is not a unidimensional concept
Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right ... by Amber Sinha last modified Aug 07, 2017 08:02 AM — Filed under: , , ,
The National Privacy Principles
In this infographic, we try to break down the National Privacy Principles developed by the Group of Experts on Privacy led by the Former Chief Justice A.P. ... by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha last modified Mar 21, 2016 09:48 AM — Filed under: ,
Contestations of Data, ECJ Safe Harbor Ruling and Lessons for India
The European Court of Justice has invalidated a European Commission decision, which had previously concluded that the 'Safe Harbour Privacy Principles' provide ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Oct 14, 2015 02:40 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: , , , , , , , ,
Beyond the PDP Bill: Governance Choices for the DPA
This article examines the specific governance choices the Data Protection Authority (DPA) in India must deliberate on vis-à-vis its standard-setting ... by Trishi Jindal and S.Vivek last modified Nov 10, 2021 07:32 AM — Filed under: , ,
Comments on the Statistical Disclosure Control Report
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ​Statistical Disclosure Control Report published on March 30th ... by Srinivs Kodali and Amber Sinha last modified Mar 13, 2019 12:28 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Demanding your Data
The increasing digitalization of the economy and ubiquity of the Internet, coupled with developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) ... by Rekha Jain last modified Nov 10, 2020 05:44 PM — Filed under: , ,
The PDP Bill 2019 Through the Lens of Privacy by Design
This paper evaluates the PDP Bill based on the Privacy by Design approach. It examines the implications of Bill in terms of the data ecosystem it may lead to, ... by Saumyaa Naidu, Akash Sheshadri, Shweta Mohandas, and Pranav M Bidare; Edited by Arindrajit Basu, Shweta Reddy; With inputs from Amber Sinha last modified Nov 13, 2020 07:51 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Comments to the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 11, 2019. by Amber Sinha, Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Shweta Mohandas, Tanaya Rajwade last modified Feb 21, 2020 10:13 AM — Filed under: , ,
A Compilation of Research on the PDP Bill
The most recent step in India’s initiative to create an effective and comprehensive Data Protection regime was the call for comments to the Personal Data ... by Pranav M B last modified Mar 05, 2020 08:04 AM — Filed under: , , ,
A Guide to Drafting Privacy Policy under the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, (PDP Bill) which is currently being deliberated by the Joint Parliamentary Committee, is likely to be tabled in the ... by Shweta Reddy last modified Sep 20, 2021 10:34 AM — Filed under: , ,
(Updated) Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar Numbers with sensitive personal financial information
Since its inception in 2009, the Aadhaar project has been shrouded in controversy due to various questions raised about privacy, technological issues, welfare ... by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali last modified Mar 13, 2019 12:29 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Competition Law Case Against Whatsapp’s 2021 Privacy Policy Alteration
Having examined the privacy implications of Whatsapp's changes to its privacy policy in 2021, this issue brief is the second output in our series examining the ... by Aman Nair and Arindrajit Basu last modified Mar 24, 2021 04:12 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
GDPR and India: A Comparative Analysis
At present, companies world over are in the process of assessing the impact that EU General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) will have on their businesses. by Aditi Chaturvedi last modified Nov 28, 2017 03:17 PM — Filed under: , ,
Survey on Data Protection Regime
We request you to take part in this survey aimed at understanding how various organisations view the changes in the Data Protection Regime in the European ... by Aditi Chaturvedi and Elonnai Hickok last modified Feb 10, 2017 10:47 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Developer team fixed vulnerabilities in Honorable PM's app and API
The official app of Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, was found to contain a security flaw in 2015 that exposed millions of people's personal data. A ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 04, 2016 07:08 PM — 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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Personal Data Protection Bill must examine data collection practices that emerged during pandemic
The PDP bill is speculated to be introduced during the winter session of the parliament soon. The PDP Bill in its current form provides wide-ranging exemptions ... by Shweta Mohandas and Anamika Kundu last modified Mar 30, 2022 03:15 PM — Filed under: , ,
Marco Civil da Internet: Brazil’s ‘Internet Constitution’
On March 25, 2014, Brazil's lower house of parliament passed bill no. 2126/2011, popularly known as Marco Civil da Internet. The Marco Civil is a charter of ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 19, 2014 10:38 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Centre for Internet and Society joins the Dynamic Coalition for Platform Responsibility
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has joined the multistakeholder cooperative engagement amidst stakeholders towards creating Due Diligence ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Oct 07, 2014 10:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
CIS Comments and Recommendations on the Data Protection Bill, 2021
This document is a revised version of the comments we provided on the 2019 Bill on 20 February 2020, with updates based on the amendments in the 2021 Bill. by Pallavi Bedi and Shweta Mohandas last modified Feb 14, 2022 04:07 PM — Filed under: , ,
Response Submission on TRAI's Consultation Paper on Privacy, Security and Ownership of Data in Telecom Sector
CIS submitted its comments on the consultation paper on privacy, security and ownership of data in telecom sector which was published by the Telecom Regulatory ... by Amber Sinha, Elonnai Hickok and Udbhav Tiwari last modified Mar 13, 2019 12:27 AM — Filed under: , , ,
NHA Data Sharing Guidelines – Yet Another Policy in the Absence of a Data Protection Act
In July this year, the National Health Authority (NHA) released the NHA Data Sharing Guidelines for the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PM-JAY) just two ... by Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi last modified Sep 29, 2022 03:17 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Demystifying Data Breaches in India
Despite the rate at which data breaches occur and are reported in the media, there seems to be little information about how and when they are resolved. This ... by Pawan Singh last modified Oct 17, 2022 04:14 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
WSIS+10 High Level Event: A Bird's Eye Report
The WSIS+10 High Level was organised by the ITU and collaborative UN entities on June 9-13, 2014. It aimed to evaluate the progress on implementation of WSIS ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 20, 2014 03:57 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,