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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: , , , , , , ,
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: , , , , , , , , ,
India’s digital check
All nine pillars of Digital India directly correlate with policy research conducted at the Centre for Internet and Society, where I have worked for the last ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 15, 2015 02:55 PM — Filed under: , ,
How does the government track all its legal cases?
The Legal Information Management and Briefing System , an integral part of the digital India initiative, aims to be a database of all the ongoing cases with ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 14, 2016 10:17 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: , , , , , , , , , ,
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: , , , , , , , , ,
Regulating Bitcoin in India
The article discusses the possible contours of future bitcoin regulation in India. Bitcoin, often considered a ‘notorious’ virtual currency limited only to ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Apr 20, 2017 01:17 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
WISER Lecture : Sumandro Chattapadhyay on Deregulation by Code
University of the Witwatersrand organized a talk by Sumandro Chattapadhyay on Derugulation by Code on March 8, 2017 in Johannesburg. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 29, 2017 11:48 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: , , , , , , ,
Iron out contradictions in the Digital India programme
The Digital India initiative takes an ambitious 'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani' approach to develop communication infrastructure, government information systems, ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jul 28, 2015 01:04 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Amutha Arunachalam - Stand Shielded of Digital Rights (Delhi, May 05, 4 pm)
We are proud to announce that Amutha Arunachalam will be the speaker at the May #FirstFriday event at the CIS Delhi office. Amutha is Principal Technical ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified May 03, 2017 01:30 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Workshop on Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age (Delhi, November 14-15)
IT for Change, along with Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) and National ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Dec 15, 2016 09:27 AM — 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: , , , , , , , , , , ,
"Will the Magic Number Deliver?" - Roundtable on Aadhaar at CSLG, JNU, April 26
The Centre for the Study of Law and Governance (CSLG), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), will organise a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, April 26, to ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Apr 20, 2016 10:49 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Digital native: The View from My Bubble
In the digital world, the privileged have the power to deny a devastating crisis for the poor. by Nishant Shah last modified Dec 05, 2016 03:15 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Fake Narendra Modi apps aplenty, but it’s up to users to protect themselves
The app, hosted on Google Play store, automatically gets excessive permission including full network access and ability to take pictures and videos once ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 10, 2016 04:24 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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Dangers Of Aadhaar-Based Payments That No One Is Talking About
Less than three months ago, India’s banking sector was hit by a data breach which compromised 32 lakh debit cards and led to fraudulent transactions worth Rs ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2017 02:39 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
EVMs: How transparent is the Indian election process?
Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have become a bone of contention after the results of the Assembly elections in five states were declared last Saturday and ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 17, 2017 01:57 AM — Filed under: , ,
Can the Matters Dealt with in the Aadhaar Act be the Objects of a Money Bill?
In this infographic, we highlight the matters dealt with in the Aadhaar Act 2016, recently tabled in and passed by the Lok Sabha as a money bill, and consider ... by Pooja Saxena last modified Apr 24, 2016 02:15 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Aadhaar Act is Not a Money Bill
While the authority of the Lok Sabha Speaker is final and binding, Jairam Ramesh’s writ petition may allow the Supreme Court to question an incorrect ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 25, 2016 10:51 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Can the Aadhaar Act 2016 be Classified as a Money Bill?
In this infographic, we show if the Aadhaar Act 2016, recently tabled in and passed by the Lok Sabha as a money bill, can be classified as a money bill. The ... by Pooja Saxena last modified Apr 25, 2016 01:48 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Digital India - Now to Work
There's a buzz about Digital India again with an Indian PM finally reaching Silicon Valley. So are we close to broadband taking off, or is this just more hype? by Shyam Ponappa last modified Nov 10, 2015 03:18 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Breakthroughs Needed For Digital India
It's time the government accepts that current policies are not enough to bring about Digital India. by Shyam Ponappa last modified May 04, 2016 02:34 AM — Filed under: ,
Digital India Needs These Policy Changes
Appropriate policies will increase connectivity much more than spectrum auctions. by Shyam Ponappa last modified Oct 02, 2016 10:09 AM — Filed under: , ,