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Breaking Down Section 66A of the IT Act
Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which prescribes 'punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.' is widely held ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 14, 2012 09:51 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Whose Change is it Anyway?
This thought piece is an attempt to reflect critically on existing practices of “making change” and its implications for the future of citizen action in ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:56 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: , , , , , , , ,
Open Letter to PM Modi on Intellectual Property Rights issues on His Visit to the United States of America in September, 2015
This is an open letter by CIS to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in light of his impending visit to the USA. This letter asks the Prime Minister to urge ... by Pranesh Prakash and Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Sep 25, 2015 06:43 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
White Paper on RTI and Privacy V1.2
This white paper explores the relationship between privacy and transparency in the context of the right to information in India. Analysing pertinent case law ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Nov 09, 2014 02:53 AM — 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: , , , , ,
Net Neutrality Resources
Submissions by the Centre for Internet and Society to TRAI and DoT, 2015-2017. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 22, 2017 09:11 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: , , , , , , ,
DeitY says 143 URLs have been Blocked in 2015; Procedure for Blocking Content Remains Opaque and in Urgent Need of Transparency Measures
Across India on 30 December 2014, following an order issued by the Department of Telecom (DOT), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) blocked 32 websites including ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Apr 30, 2015 07:37 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Inclusive Financial Services - Global Trends in Accessibility Requirements
Inclusive Financial Services is a G3ict White Paper researched in cooperation with the Centre for Internet and Society. The research paper comprises a Foreword ... by Nirmita Narasimhan last modified May 03, 2015 06:55 AM — Filed under: , ,
2015 USTR Report: Old Wine in New Bottle
Every year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) undertakes an elaborate exercise to castigate countries' domestic intellectual property ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Jun 16, 2015 10:24 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Call for Participation: Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest
We are pleased to announce the call for participation for the fourth edition of the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest (“Global ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Jun 24, 2015 04:11 PM — Filed under: , , ,
DesiSec: Cybersecurity and Civil Society in India
As part of its project on mapping cyber security actors in South Asia and South East Asia, the Centre for Internet & Society conducted a series of interviews ... by Laird Brown last modified Jun 29, 2015 04:25 PM — 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: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017
The Centre for Internet & Society along with Prakat Solutions and Mitra Jyothi is co-hosting the Global Accessibility Awareness Day in Bengaluru on May 18, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 16, 2017 05:51 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions: Mapping the Stakeholders' Response
The procedure and tests surrounding software patenting in India have remained ambiguous since the Parliament introduced the term “per se” through the Patent ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Jan 05, 2015 05:01 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Availability and Accessibility of Government Information in Public Domain
The information provided on most Government websites such as Acts, notifications, rules, orders, minutes of meetings and consultations, etc. is usually in the ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 30, 2014 01:25 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Comments by the Centre for Internet and Society on the Report of the Committee on Medium Term Path on Financial Inclusion
Apart from item-specific suggestions, CIS would like to make one broad comment with regard to the suggestions dealing with linking of Aadhaar numbers with bank ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Mar 01, 2016 01:53 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: , , , ,
Locating Constructs of Privacy within Classical Hindu Law
This white paper seeks to locate privacy in Classical Hindu Law, and by doing so, displace the notion that privacy is an inherently ‘Western’ concept that is ... by Ashna Ashesh and Bhairav Acharya last modified Jan 01, 2015 01:56 PM — Filed under: , , ,
National IPR Policy Series : CIS Comments to the First Draft of the National IP Policy
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India invited comments on the First Draft of India's National IPR Policy. The Centre for ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Feb 09, 2015 12:59 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Open Letter to Prime Minister Modi
After the government introduced the "Make in India" and "Digital India" programmes, the air is thick with the promise of reduced imports, new jobs, and goods ... by Rohini Lakshané last modified Feb 14, 2016 04:39 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: , , , ,
Indian Newspapers' Digital Transition
This report examines the digital transition underway at three leading newspapers in India, the Dainik Jagran in Hindi, English-language Hindustan Times, and ... by Zeenab Aneez last modified Dec 09, 2016 07:12 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks
​This submission presents responses by the CIS on the ​Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks published by ... by Japreet Grewal, Pranesh Prakash, Sharath Chandra, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Udbhav Tiwari, with expert comments from Amelia Andersdotter last modified Dec 12, 2016 01:59 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: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Flaws in the UIDAI Process
The accuracy of biometric identification depends on the chance of a false positive: the probability that the identifiers of two persons will match. Individuals ... by Hans Varghese Mathews last modified Mar 06, 2016 10:40 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Delhi High Court Orders Blocking of Websites after Sony Complains Infringement of 2014 FIFA World Cup Telecast Rights
Of late the Indian judiciary has been issuing John Doe orders to block websites, most recently in Multi Screen Media v. Sunit Singh and Others. The order ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Jul 08, 2014 07:02 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Enabling Elections
For making the 2014 General Elections in India participatory and accessible for voters with disabilities the Centre for Law and Policy Research and the Centre ... by Nirmita Narasimhan last modified May 10, 2014 12:12 AM — Filed under: , ,
Crowdsourcing Incidents of Communication Privacy Violation in India
In the context of several ongoing threads of debates and policy discussions, we are initiating this effort to crowdsource incidents of violation of ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Oct 16, 2015 10:49 AM — Filed under: , ,