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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: , , , , , , , , , ,
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: , , , , , , , ,
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 May 02, 2017 03:55 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 May 17, 2017 06:20 AM — 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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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: , , , , , , ,
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 Nov 08, 2017 01:18 AM — 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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Reading the Fine Script: Service Providers, Terms and Conditions and Consumer Rights
This year, an increasing number of incidents, related to consumer rights and service providers, have come to light. This blog illustrates the facts of the ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Jul 04, 2014 06:31 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Data Protection: We can innovate, leapfrog
About 27% of India's population is still illiterate or barely literate. Most privacy policies and terms of services for web and mobile applications are in ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Jan 22, 2018 01:45 AM — Filed under: , ,
SFLC Round Table Discussion on Personal Data Protection Bill
Shweta Mohandas participated in a Round Table Discussion on Personal Data Protection Bill, orgnanised by SFLC on September 25, 2018 in Bangalore. She also ... by Admin last modified Oct 02, 2018 03:16 AM — Filed under: , ,
Unpacking Data Protection Law: A Visual Representation
This visual explainer unpacking data protection law was developed by Amber Sinha (research) and Pooja Saxena (design), and published as part of the Data ... by Amber Sinha last modified Feb 15, 2018 01:22 PM — Filed under: , , ,
MediaNama - #NAMAprivacy: The Future of User Data (Delhi, Sep 6)
MediaNama is hosting a full day conference on "the future of user data in India", on the 6th of September 2017, which is particularly significant given the ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Sep 05, 2017 10:22 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Comparison of General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Directive
Recently, the General Data Protection Regulation (REGULATION (EU) 2016/679) was passed. It shall replace the present Data Protection Directive (DPD 95/46/EC), ... by Aditi Chaturvedi and Edited by Leilah Elmokadem last modified Feb 07, 2017 02:08 PM — Filed under: , ,
The Fundamental Right to Privacy - A Visual Guide
Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves, or information about themselves, and thereby express themselves selectively. This ... by Amber Sinha last modified Feb 16, 2018 05:31 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
A Series of Op-eds on Data Protection
I wrote a short series of three op-eds for Asia Times this week. by Amber Sinha last modified Feb 19, 2018 02:08 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Does the Safe-Harbor Program Adequately Address Third Parties Online?
While many citizens outside of the US and EU benefit from the data privacy provisions the Safe Harbor Program, it remains unclear how successfully the program ... by Rebecca Schild last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:19 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
IT Act and Commerce
This is a guest post by Rahul Matthan, partner in the law firm Trilegal, and widely regarded as one of the leading experts on information technology law in ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:41 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
CIS Submission to the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ‘White Paper of the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 18, 2018 04:39 PM — Filed under: , ,
Submission to the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ‘White Paper of the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection ... by Amber Sinha last modified Feb 05, 2018 01:39 PM — Filed under: , , ,
RBI Consultation Paper on P2P Lending: Data Security and Privacy Concerns
On April 28, 2016 the Reserve Bank of India published a consultation paper on P2P Lending and invited comments from the public on the same. The Paper discusses ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Jun 01, 2016 11:41 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Comments on the RBI's Consultation Paper on Peer to Peer Lending
The Reserve Bank of India published a Consultation Paper on Peer to Peer Lending on April 28, 2016, and invited comments from the public. CIS submitted the ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jun 01, 2016 08:21 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Trans Pacific Partnership and Digital 2 Dozen: Implications for Data Protection and Digital Privacy
In this essay, Shubhangi Heda explores the concerns related to data protection and digital privacy under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement signed ... by Shubhangi Heda last modified Jul 12, 2016 07:56 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,