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India threatens action against Twitter for ethnic violence 'rumors'
India threatened to take action on Thursday against Twitter over content alleged to have inflamed ethnic tensions, as leaked documents revealed the government ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 27, 2012 02:52 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Internet expert criticizes Indian cyber blockades
The Indian government's attempts to block social media accounts and websites that it blames for spreading panic have been inept and possibly illegal, a top ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 28, 2012 10:11 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India Bans Mass SMS to Counter Panic
Last year social networking was credited with helping to organize revolutions across the Middle East and with getting normally apathetic middle-class Indians ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 27, 2012 07:29 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Northeast exodus: Is there a mechanism to pre-screen social media content?
The government has passed the blame buck on social media and blocked hundreds of websites, which it claims, hosted hate speech and inflammatory content, enough ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 04:06 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Is the govt caught in the 'censorship' web?
NDTV aired a one-hour debate on censorship in "We the People" episode hosted by Barkha Dutt on August 26, 2012. Pranesh Prakash participated in the discussions ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 06:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Internet Governance Plenary
Sunil Abraham was a panelist along with Ang Peng Hwa, Paul Wilson, Duangthip Chomprang and Raul Echeberria at this event organised by APNIC on August 28, 2012. ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 01, 2012 02:14 PM — Filed under: ,
India Debates Misuse of Social Media
India has blocked more than 250 websites after provocative online content spread panic among people from the country's northeast, prompting some of them to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 12:13 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Officials Raise Questions over Indian Government’s Efforts
As per a recent report, it has been revealed that the Indian government despite making several efforts to resolve the issue of hate speech seems failing in the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 04, 2012 12:36 PM — Filed under: , ,
Thinking with [email protected]
The Thinking with Data course offered at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) will be screened at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 05, 2012 08:11 AM — Filed under: ,
Political war on the web
Twitter is not only the ‘people’s voice’. It is also a forum for orchestrated propaganda.Kunal Majumder tracks the BJP-Congress online duel. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 05, 2012 05:27 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Need a standard strategy to deal with Web issues: Chandrasekhar
The government has been facing allegations of Internet censorship for over a year now. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 05, 2012 08:37 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
A multistakeholder discussion on India’s Position in the UN for Internet Governance UN Committee for Internet Related Policies (UN-CIRP)
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is hosting this event in New Delhi on September 19, 2012 from 10.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Sunil ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 17, 2012 09:49 AM — Filed under:
"All Indian Enterprises should Be Very Worried": Centre for Internet and Society
The DoT’s CERT team has successfully censored more than 70 URLs that didn’t particularly contain praises of IIPM. Amusingly, a URL containing a public notice ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 28, 2013 09:21 AM — Filed under: ,
John Doe order in Reliance Big Entertainment v. Multivision Network and Ors. (movie Don 2)
This is the case filed by Reliance Big Entertainment, producer of movie 'Don 2' against Multivision Network and other unknown network operators restraining ... by Jai Anand last modified May 26, 2012 11:18 AM — Filed under:
John Doe order in Viacom 18 Motion Pictures v. Jyoti Cable Network and Ors. (movie Players)
This is the case filed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, producer of movie 'Players' against Jyoti Cable Network and other unknown cable operators restraining them ... by Jai Anand last modified May 26, 2012 11:32 AM — Filed under:
John Doe order in Viacom 18 Motion Pictures v. Jyoti Cable Network and Ors. (movie Bitoo Boss)
This is the case filed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, producer of movie 'Bitoo Boss' against Jyoti Cable Network and other unknown cable operators restraining ... by Jai Anand last modified May 26, 2012 11:55 AM — Filed under:
Privacy and Governmental Databases
In our research we have found that most government databases are incrementally designed in response to developments and improvements that need to be ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:41 AM — Filed under: ,
TRAI urged to take action against P2P throttling and DNS hijacking
On 4 November 2010, Anand had sent a complaint letter to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) regarding unethical practices adopted by Internet ... by Anand Priya Singh last modified Mar 27, 2012 06:07 AM — Filed under:
Report on ICANN 50
Jyoti Panday attended ICANN 50 in London from 22-26 June. Below are some of the highlights from the meeting. by Jyoti Panday last modified Oct 12, 2014 05:42 AM — Filed under: ,
The India Conference on Cyber Security and Cyber Governance
Following the success of CYFY 2013 the CYFY 2014 will be held from October 15 to 17, 2014 in New Delhi. The Centre for Internet and Society is a knowledge ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 13, 2014 07:10 AM — Filed under: ,
If MNCs make early inroads, they will keep market share: Sunil Abraham, CIS
The recent visits of the high-profile CEOs of internet/technology companies have made it clear that India, with its 200-million internet users, is increasingly ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 24, 2014 03:03 PM — Filed under:
The Gujarat High Court Judgment on the Snoopgate Issue
by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Oct 27, 2014 04:40 AM — Filed under: ,
Google move is not good for netizens, say experts
Google's plan to merge data across 60 of its properties, which was announced last week, has drawn criticism from experts on the Internet, who are saying that ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2012 10:03 AM — Filed under: ,
India needs an independent privacy law, says NGO Privacy India
India needs an independent privacy law though there are a number of provisions in existing legislations that protect a citizen's privacy, according to an NGO ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2012 11:46 AM — Filed under: ,
Common man as crusader
Tamil Nadu saw its highest poll turn out in 44 years when 75% of its adults exercised their franchise in the 2011 assembly elections. There were 48 lakh Google ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 06, 2012 04:13 AM — Filed under:
Aadhaar Act and its Non-compliance with Data Protection Law in India
This post compares the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, with India's data protection regime as articulated in the Information Technology (Reasonable ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Apr 18, 2016 11:43 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Why is the UIDAI cracking down on individuals that hoard Aadhaar data?
Private firms' offer to print Aadhaar details on plastic card a breach of law. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 17, 2016 04:16 PM — Filed under: , ,
The Last Chance for a Welfare State Doesn’t Rest in the Aadhaar System
Boosting welfare is the message, which is how Aadhaar is being presented in India. The Aadhaar system as a medium, however, is one that enables tracking, ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Apr 19, 2016 01:18 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Surveillance Technologies
The following post briefly looks at different surveillance technologies, and the growing use of the them in India. by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:40 AM — Filed under: ,
Interview with Mr. Reijo Aarnio - Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman
Maria Xynou recently interviewed Mr. Reijo Aarnio, the Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman, at the CIS' 5th Privacy Round Table. View this interview and gain an ... by Maria Xynou last modified Jul 19, 2013 01:02 PM — Filed under: ,