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Reply to RTI filed with BSNL regarding Network Neutrality and Throttling
As part of its work on Network Neutrality, the Centre for Internet and Society through Tarun Krishnakumar had filed a Right To Information (RTI) application ... by Tarun Krishnakumar last modified Dec 22, 2014 02:45 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Security, Governments, and Data: Technology and Policy
The Centre for Internet & Society and the Observer Research Foundation invite you to a one day conference on January 8, 2015 in New Delhi. by Elonnai Hickok last modified Dec 24, 2014 08:06 AM — Filed under: ,
UID: Are your biometric I-cards stacked against you?
Imagine a rural family of five. Mom. Dad. Two kids. And Grandma. Assume too that they are below the poverty line. The day is coming when this family will have ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 26, 2012 09:33 AM — Filed under:
March 2017 Newsletter
Welcome to March 2017 newsletter of the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS). by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 12:47 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Get an Aadhaar card if you don't have one
The Aadhaar number has been made compulsory for filing tax return. With both the government and private parties insisting on it for various activities despite ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2017 03:39 PM — Filed under: , ,
Right to be Forgotten: A Tale of Two Judgements
In the last few months, there have been contrasting judgments from two Indian high courts, Karnataka and Gujarat, on matters relating to the right to be ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 07, 2017 02:27 AM — Filed under: , ,
NGOs, individuals urge state CMs to curb Internet shutdown
Amid rising instances of Internet curbs, a group of individuals and organisations have urged the chief ministers of 12 states to only restrict specific online ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 07, 2017 02:43 AM — Filed under: , , ,
India’s National ID Program May Be Turning The Country Into A Surveillance State
For seven years, India’s government has been scanning the irises and fingerprints of its citizens into a massive database. The once voluntary program was ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:49 PM — 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: , , ,
Identities Research
Caribou Digital organized an identity research event in Bengaluru at TERI on April 6, 2017. A total of 16 participants attended the event. Sunil Abraham and ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 12, 2017 01:54 PM — Filed under:
Opposition questions govt move to make Aadhaar must
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh claimed that the Aadhaar system was becoming an instrument of social exclusion rather than one of identity. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 12, 2017 02:19 PM — Filed under: , ,
An Open Digital Global South: Risks and Rewards
Pranesh Prakash will be speaking at a conference to be organized by UC Davis Law School on May 25 and 26, 2017, in California, USA. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 12, 2017 02:25 PM — Filed under: ,
Brainstorming Session on the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS 2017)
I attended a brainstorming session on the Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017 on April 12, 2017 at Electronics Niketan that was organised by the Ministry of ... by Japreet Grewal last modified Apr 14, 2017 04:43 PM — 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: , , , , ,
Aadhaar: A widening net
As India makes Aadhaar compulsory for a range of services, concerns about potential data breaches remain more than six years after the govt started building ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 22, 2017 05:06 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Internet Shutdowns in 2016
An internet shutdown is an intentional disruption of internet or electronic communications, rendering them inaccessible or effectively unusable, for a specific ... by Japreet Grewal last modified Apr 28, 2017 01:50 PM — Filed under:
India bans social media in Kashmir for one month
Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter in an effort to calm tensions in the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 27, 2017 04:09 PM — Filed under: , ,
ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 27 Meetings
Udbhav Tiwari represented the Centre for Internet & Society in a series of meetings held at University of Waikato and Novotel in Hamilton, New Zealand between ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 27, 2017 04:38 PM — Filed under:
Now, Aadhaar details displayed in Mizoram too
Contrary to the Centre’s assurances, government websites are revealing digital details of the poor, leaving them vulnerable to financial frauds and identity ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 27, 2017 04:59 PM — Filed under: , ,
‘The IT Act is fine, but its interpretation is not’
Several organisations such as the Alternate Law Forum and Centre for Internet and Society are campaigning to amend the IT Act 2000. However, SV Raghavan, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 21, 2012 10:08 AM — Filed under: ,
Internet-driven Developments — Structural Changes and Tipping Points
A symposium on Internet Driven Developments: Structural Changes and Tipping Points was held in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Harvard University from December 6 ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Dec 28, 2012 03:34 PM — Filed under: ,
The Worldwide Web of Concerns
The Intern­ati­onal Telec­om­munication Union’s World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) is currently under way in Dubai, after a gap of ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 27, 2012 04:31 AM — Filed under: , ,
The year social media came of age in India
Sambhavi Saxena, 19, was at Jantar Mantar on December 25 protesting against Nirbhaya's brutal rape when Delhi Police swooped down, rounded her up along with ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 31, 2012 03:33 AM — Filed under: ,
Tomorrow, Today
Our present is the future that our past had imagined. Around the same time last year, I remember taking stock of the technologies that we live with and ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jan 02, 2013 05:00 AM — Filed under:
Bangalore CryptoParty!
Care about your privacy and online security? Want to fight against pervasive governmental surveillance and corporate invasions of privacy? The Centre for ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 06, 2013 01:47 PM — Filed under: ,
National Consultation on Media Law
The Law Commission of India and the National University, Delhi have joined hands to organize the National Consultation on Media Law at the India Habitat Centre ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 30, 2014 06:52 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: , , , , ,
Implications of post-Snowden Internet Localization Proposals
Sunil Abraham was a speaker in this workshop organized by Center for Democracy and Technology on September 2, 2014. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 05, 2014 08:59 AM — Filed under: ,
When revolutions go viral
Thanks to Facebook and Twitter, the urban Indian youth, famously detached from the goings-on in the country, came out on the streets to support the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 01, 2011 04:46 AM — Filed under:
Digital divide: Why Irom Sharmila can’t do an Anna
Irom Sharmila has been on hunger strike for 10 years to protest against military abuses, force-fed by tubes through her nose. But the tragedy for the world’s ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 01, 2011 05:55 AM — Filed under: