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The Fundamental Right to Privacy: An Analysis
Last​ ​month’s​ ​judgment​ ​by​ ​the​ ​nine​ ​judge​ ​referral​ ​bench​ ​was​ ​an​ ​emphatic endorsement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​the​ ​constitutional​ ​right​ ​to​ ... by Amber Sinha last modified Oct 04, 2017 11:19 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Rethinking National Privacy Principles: Evaluating Principles for India's Proposed Data Protection Law
This report is intended to be the first part in a series of white papers that CIS will publish which seeks to contribute to the discussions around the ... by Amber Sinha last modified Sep 11, 2017 02:22 AM — Filed under: ,
CIS Statement on Right to Privacy Judgment
In an emphatic endorsement of the right to privacy, a nine judge constitutional bench unanimously upheld a fundamental right to privacy. The events leading to ... by Amber Sinha last modified Aug 31, 2017 06:13 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhar: Privacy is not a unidimensional concept
Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right ... by Amber Sinha last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:50 AM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy is not a unidimensional concept
Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right ... by Amber Sinha last modified Aug 07, 2017 08:02 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Should an Inability to Precisely Define Privacy Render It Untenable as a Right?
The judges may still be able to articulate the manner in which limits for a right to privacy may be arrived at, without explicitly specifying them. by Amber Sinha last modified Aug 04, 2017 01:49 AM — Filed under: ,
Comments on the Right to Information Rules, 2017
On March 31st, 2017, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training released a Circular framing rules under ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 27, 2017 09:25 AM — 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: , , ,
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: , ,
Analysis of Key Provisions of the Aadhaar Act Regulations
In exercise of their powers under of the powers conferred by Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 03, 2017 02:05 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Comments on Information Technology (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules, 2017
The Centre for Internet and Society submitted comments on the Information Technology (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules, 2017. The comments were ... by Amber Sinha last modified Mar 23, 2017 01:54 AM — Filed under: ,
Can the Judiciary Upturn the Lok Sabha Speaker’s Decision on Aadhaar?
When ruling on the petition filed by Jairam Ramesh challenging passing the Aadhaar Act as a money Bill, the court has differing precedents to look at. by Amber Sinha last modified Feb 27, 2017 03:44 PM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy after Big Data - Workshop Report
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Sarai programme, CSDS, organised a workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data: What Changes? What should Change?' on ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 27, 2017 01:09 AM — Filed under: ,
Social Media Monitoring
We see a trend of social media and communication monitoring and surveillance initiatives in India which have the potential to create a chilling effect on free ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 16, 2017 02:23 PM — Filed under: , ,
New Media, personalisation and the role of algorithms
In his much acclaimed book, The Filter Bubble, Eli Pariser explains how personalisation of services on the web works and laments that they are creating ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 16, 2017 07:20 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Rankathon on Digital Rights (Delhi, January 08)
Please join us on Sunday, January 08, at the CIS office in Hauz Khas, Delhi, for a rankathon to visualise, and contribute to the findings of the Ranking ... by Amber Sinha last modified Dec 29, 2016 07:10 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Discussion on Ranking Digital Rights in India (Delhi, January 07)
Towards developing an understanding of how Indian ICT companies are recognising and upholding digital rights of their users, and to raise public awareness ... by Amber Sinha last modified Dec 29, 2016 07:07 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Deep Packet Inspection: How it Works and its Impact on Privacy
In the last few years, there has been extensive debate and discussion around network neutrality in India. The online campaign in favor of Network Neutrality ... by Amber Sinha last modified Dec 16, 2016 11:14 PM — Filed under: ,
New Approaches to Information Privacy – Revisiting the Purpose Limitation Principle
Article on Aadhaar throwing light on privacy and data protection. by Amber Sinha last modified Nov 09, 2016 01:54 PM — Filed under: , ,
Design Public Conclave, 6th Edition
The 6th edition of the Design Public Conclave was hosted by Civic Labs, an initiative of the Center for Knowledge Studies, and part of the Vihara Innovation ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jun 18, 2016 04:45 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar Bill fails to incorporate suggestions by the Standing Committee
In 2011, a standing committee report led by Yashwant Sinha had been scathing in its indictments of the Aadhaar BIll introduced by the UPA government. Five ... by Amber Sinha last modified Mar 10, 2016 03:58 PM — Filed under: , , ,