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First draft of Technology Business Incubators: An Indian Perspective and Implementation Guidance Report
The Centre for Internet and Society presents the first draft of its analysis on technology business incubators("TBI") in India. The report prepared by Sunil ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Jul 25, 2015 04:14 PM — Filed under:
Role of Intermediaries in Countering Online Abuse
The Internet can be a hostile space and protecting users from abuse without curtailing freedom of expression requires a balancing act on the part of online ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Aug 02, 2015 04:38 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
India blocks access to 857 porn sites
India has blocked free access to 857 porn sites in what it says is a move to prevent children from accessing them. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 01:31 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Porn ban: People will soon learn to circumvent ISPs and govt orders, expert says
by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 01:47 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Porn block in India sparks outrage
India’s government has triggered a storm of protest after blocking 857 alleged pornography websites, with privacy and internet freedom campaigners, as well ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 05, 2015 02:10 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
CIS submission to the UNGA WSIS+10 Review
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) submitted its comments to the non-paper on the UNGA Overall Review of the Implementation of the WSIS outcomes, ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Aug 09, 2015 04:24 PM — Filed under: ,
Big Data and the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules 2011
Experts and regulators across jurisdictions are examining the impact of Big Data practices on traditional data protection standards and principles. This will ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Aug 11, 2015 07:01 AM — Filed under: , ,
Right to Privacy in Peril
It seems to have become quite a fad, especially amongst journalists, to use this headline and claim that the right to privacy which we consider so inherent to ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Aug 13, 2015 03:32 PM — Filed under: ,
Security: Privacy, Transparency and Technology
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has been involved in privacy and data protection research for the last five years. It has participated as a member of ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 15, 2015 10:53 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Govt websites to get new addresses
The government today said by December all its websites would switch over to IPv6 — the next generation Web standard that enables the creation of trillions of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 11, 2012 03:27 AM — Filed under:
RTI on Officials and Agencies Authorized to Intercept Telephone Messages in India
In an RTI mailed on April 17, 2013, the Centre for Internet and Society sought comprehensive information on the officials and agencies authorized to intercept ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 05:23 AM — Filed under: ,
India's centralised snooping system facing big delays
Central Monitoring System lacks algorithms, database and data. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 06:35 AM — Filed under: ,
India’s Central Monitoring System: Security can’t come at cost of privacy
During a Google hangout session in June this year, Milind Deora, minister of state for communications and information technology, addressed concerns related to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 06:43 AM — Filed under: , ,
The DNA Profiling Bill 2007 and Privacy
In 2007 a bill known as the Draft DNA Profiling Bill was piloted by the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, an autonomous organization funded by the ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:40 AM — Filed under: ,
Draft Law Would Prohibit Showing ‘Disputed Areas’ on Maps of India
Maps that label geographic areas of conflict as “disputed” territories in India could put one behind bars for seven years with 1B Indian Rupees (US$15M) ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified May 15, 2016 01:05 PM — Filed under:
Understanding Aadhaar and its New Challenges, May 26-27, 2016
A workshop on “Understanding Aadhaar and its New Challenges” is being organised by the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified May 26, 2016 10:29 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
India's Proposed Map Law Prompts Outcry
In India, proposed legislation to ban use of maps or satellite images of the country without approval from the government has led to an outcry and triggered an ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 29, 2016 09:30 AM — Filed under:
Submission by the Centre for Internet and Society on Draft New ICANN By-laws
The Centre for Internet & Society sent its comments on the Draft New ICANN Bylaws. The submission was prepared by Pranesh Prakash, Vidushi Marda, Udbhav Tiwari ... by Vidushi Marda last modified May 31, 2016 02:49 AM — Filed under: ,
CPRsouth 2016 – Young Scholars Programme
Rohini Lakshané, Amber Sinha and Vidushi Marda have been selected to attend the two-day Young Scholars' Programme to be held in Zanzibar, Tanzania in early ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 30, 2016 02:01 AM — Filed under: ,
Internet [email protected]
Vanya Rakesh will attend the Internet law course organized by the University of Geneva from 20 June 2016 to 1 July 2016 as part of the Geneva Summer School. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 30, 2016 02:07 AM — Filed under:
Criminal Defamation and the Supreme Court’s Loss of Reputation
The Supreme Court’s refusal, in Subramanian Swamy v. Union of India, to strike down the anachronistic colonial offence of criminal defamation is wrong. ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Jun 03, 2016 03:05 AM — Filed under: ,
Women's Safety? There is an App for That
“After locking ourselves in a room for more than 6 days, this is what we came out [sic] with. Join us in helping make WOMEN feel SAFE,” read a gloating press ... by Rohini Lakshané last modified Jan 10, 2017 02:48 AM — Filed under: ,
Facebook: A Platform with Little Less Sharing of Personal Information
As Facebook becomes less personal, what happens to digital friendship? by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 02:38 AM — Filed under: ,
Online Censorship on the Rise: Why I Prefer to Save Things Offline
As governments use their power to erase what they do not approve of from the web, cloud storage will not be enough. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:26 AM — Filed under: ,
A Large Byte of Your Life
With the digital, memory becomes equated with storage. We commit to storage to free ourselves from remembering. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:35 AM — Filed under:
The Digital is Political
To speak of technology is to speak of human life and living. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:58 AM — Filed under:
Smart City Policies and Standards: Overview of Projects, Data Policies, and Standards across Five International Smart Cities
This blog post aims to review five Smart Cities across the globe, namely Singapore, Dubai, New York City, London and Seoul, the Data Policies and Standards ... by Kiran A. B., Elonnai Hickok and Vanya Rakesh last modified Jun 11, 2016 01:29 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
UN Special Rapporteur Report on Freedom of Expression and the Private Sector: A Significant Step Forward
On 6 June 2016, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, released a report on ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Jun 08, 2016 05:27 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Stand up for Digital Rights
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) invites you to a discussion on a set of recommendations for Ethical Tech, a report on human rights and private online ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jun 13, 2016 03:30 PM — Filed under: , ,
Under Modi government, foreign funding of NGOs has come down
Information obtained under RTI from the Home Ministry suggests NGOs have had to take a serious hit in the last 2 years. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 14, 2016 04:37 PM — Filed under: