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Data Flow in the Unique Identification Scheme of India
This note analyses the data flow within the UID scheme and aims at highlighting vulnerabilities at each stage. The data flow within the UID Scheme can be best ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Sep 03, 2015 05:02 PM — Filed under: ,
The seedy underbelly of revenge porn
Intimate photos posted by angry exes are becoming part of an expanding online body of dirty work. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 27, 2015 02:25 PM — Filed under: ,
Human DNA Profiling Bill 2012 v/s 2015 Bill
This entry analyses the Human DNA Profiling Bill introduced in 2012 with the provisions of the 2015 Bill by Vanya Rakesh last modified Sep 06, 2015 02:10 PM — Filed under: , ,
Unique Identity Number (UID), National Population Register (NPR), and Governance
The Centre for Internet and Society and the Say No to UID campaign invite you to a workshop to discuss and learn about the present state of the UID and the NPR ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 01, 2013 04:32 AM — Filed under: , ,
Electoral Databases – Privacy and Security Concerns
In this blogpost, Snehashish Ghosh analyzes privacy and security concerns which have surfaced with the digitization, centralization and standardization of the ... by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Jan 16, 2014 11:07 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Future of Privacy in the Age of Big Data
A study tour on privacy and big data was organised by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom from September 3 to 10, 2016 in Berlin and Hamburg. Vanya Rakesh ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 22, 2016 11:24 PM — Filed under: , ,
WhatsApp ruling: Experts seek privacy law
On August 25, Whatsapp updated its policy to share user content with social network; the decision opened new monetisation models for the messaging app. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 27, 2016 02:35 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Eye on Mumbai
The feeds will be beamed to a video wall that stretches 21 feet across at the police’s command and control room. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 02, 2016 10:22 AM — Filed under: ,
An 'app'ening world
A ‘forward’ has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp about the privacy concerns relating to that instant messaging app; it’s asking for permission to share user ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 05, 2016 12:24 AM — Filed under: , ,
New regulations in place; Aadhaar Card records to be preserved for 7 yrs by Centre
UIDAI chief executive office ABP Pandey said that the concerns regarding Aadhar card-related benefits were "exaggerated" and that the agency will keep the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 17, 2016 02:46 PM — Filed under: , ,
MLATs and the proposed Amendments to the US Electronic Communications Privacy Act
In continuance of our blog post on mutual legal assistance treaties (MLATs), we examine a new approach to international bilateral cooperation being suggested ... by Vipul Kharbanda and Elonnai Hickok last modified Dec 28, 2016 01:09 AM — Filed under: , ,
How Long Have Banks Known About The Debit Card Fraud?
The recent security breach in an Indian payment switch provider, confirmed earlier this week by the National Payments Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), has ... by tiwari last modified Oct 22, 2016 08:06 AM — Filed under: , ,
Workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data' (Delhi, November 12)
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Sarai programme, CSDS, invite you to a workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data: What Changes? What should ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Nov 12, 2016 10:14 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Privacy after Big Data: Compilation of Early Research
Evolving data science, technologies, techniques, and practices, including big data, are enabling shifts in how the public and private sectors carry out their ... by Saumyaa Naidu last modified Nov 12, 2016 01:37 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Conference on the Digitalization of the Indian Legal System
On Legal Services Day, November 9, 2016, LegalDesk.com collaborated with iSPIRT to host a conference on the “Digitalization of the Indian Legal System”. The ... by Leilah Elmokadem last modified Nov 16, 2016 03:34 PM — Filed under: , ,
How The U.K. Got A Better Deal From Facebook Than India Did
The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and India’s Karmanya Sareen shared a similar concern – how messenger application WhatsApp’s decision to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 18, 2016 01:56 AM — Filed under: , ,
DSCI Best Practices Meet 2013
The DSCI Best Practices Meet 2013 was organized on July 12, 2013 at Hyatt Regency, Anna Salai in Chennai. Kovey Coles attended the meet and shares a summary of ... by Kovey Coles last modified Jul 26, 2013 08:18 AM — Filed under: ,
CII Conference on "ACT": Achieve Cyber Security Together"
The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) organized a conference on facing cyber threats and challenges at Hotel Hilton in Chennai on July 13, 2013. Kovey ... by Kovey Coles last modified Jul 26, 2013 08:17 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: , , ,
IOCOSE's talk at CIS
Please join us at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. for a presentation of the work of the artists group ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 25, 2014 01:02 AM — Filed under: , ,
Introduction: About the Privacy and Surveillance Roundtables
The Privacy and Surveillance Roundtables is a Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) initiative, in partnership with the Cellular Operators Association of India ... by Manoj Kurbet last modified Nov 27, 2014 01:34 PM — Filed under: ,
Security and Surveillance: A public discussion on Optimizing Security while Safeguarding Human Rights
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) invites you to a public discussion on optimizing security and safeguarding human rights at its Bangalore office on ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 19, 2014 08:46 AM — Filed under: , , ,
A Study of the Privacy Policies of Indian Service Providers and the 43A Rules
by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jan 13, 2015 02:37 AM — 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: , ,
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: , , ,
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: , ,
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: , , ,
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: , ,