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Debate on Section 66A rages on
Last week, a reputed BPO in Chennai took down its Facebook page and introduced stricter moderation for posts on its bulletin board. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 10, 2012 09:44 AM — Filed under: , ,
The All India Privacy Symposium: Conference Report
Privacy India, the Centre for Internet and Society and Society in Action Group, with support from the International Development Research Centre, Privacy ... by Natasha Vaz last modified Apr 30, 2012 05:16 AM — Filed under: , ,
Will Only Legal Backing For Aadhaar Suffice?
Aadhaar is set to become mandatory, but the opponents of the scheme are not amused. Concerns about privacy of the Aadhaar number and the authenticity of the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 16, 2016 02:31 AM — Filed under: , ,
Press Release, March 11, 2016: The Law cannot Fix what Technology has Broken!
We published and circulated the following press release on March 11, 2016, as the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other ... by Japreet Grewal and Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 16, 2016 10:10 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
List of Recommendations on the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 - Letter Submitted to the Members of Parliament
On Friday, March 11, the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. The Bill was ... by Amber Sinha, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Vanya Rakesh last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:50 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
A scheme in India to help the poor raises privacy concerns
India’s legislators are on Wednesday debating a law that would allow the government to collect biometric and demographic information from people in return for ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 17, 2016 03:08 AM — Filed under: , ,
Vulnerabilities in the UIDAI Implementation Not Addressed by the Aadhaar Bill, 2016
In this infographic, we document the various issues in the Aadhaar enrolment process implemented by the UIDAI, and highlight the vulnerabilities that the ... by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:33 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Aadhaar: Govt will not compromise on national security
The government is confident that the Aadhaar Bill will be passed. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 22, 2016 03:51 PM — Filed under: , ,
India Still Trying To Turn Optional Aadhaar Identification Number Into A Mandatory National Identity System
from the sliding-down-the-slippery-slope-to-disaster dept by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 24, 2016 06:34 AM — Filed under: , ,
Encryption policy would have affected emails, operating systems, WiFi
Our email data would have to be stored. If we connect to a WiFi, that data would have to be stored, and that's plain ridiculous. There is a problem when the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 25, 2015 01:23 AM — Filed under: ,
Open sesame
The government’s email is shockingly vulnerable. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 25, 2015 01:31 AM — Filed under:
Govt presses 'undo' button on draft encryption policy
The decision came a day before PM embarked on a visit to the US, where he is expected to meet leaders of firms such as Apple, Facebook, Google and Tesla. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 25, 2015 01:55 AM — Filed under:
Hits and Misses With the Draft Encryption Policy
Most encryption standards are open standards. They are developed by open participation in a publicly scrutable process by industry, academia and governments in ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 26, 2015 04:46 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Facebook’s Free Internet Access Program in Developing Countries Provokes Backlash
In India and Indonesia, users criticize Internet.org initiative, saying it violates the principles of net neutrality. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 29, 2015 04:35 PM — Filed under: ,
Understanding and Mitigating Online Hate Speech and Youth Radicalisation
The tenth annual IGF meeting will be held in João Pessoa, Brazil, on November 10 - 13, 2015. IGF's MAG has decided to retain the title “Evolution of Internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 01, 2015 01:59 AM — Filed under: ,
Online outcry forces government to withdraw draft encryption policy
The article by Naina Khedekar discussing encryption policy was published in First Post on September 23, 2015. Pranesh Prakash has been quoted. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 01, 2015 02:05 AM — Filed under: , ,
‘By weakening our security, govt is putting us at risk of espionage’
After the BlackBerry encryption and IT Act fiascos of recent years, the government last week sent yet another cyber policy howler, the Draft National ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 02, 2015 03:09 AM — Filed under: , ,
September 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 25, 2015 01:55 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Enabling Multi-stakeholder Cooperation - Towards a Transnational Framework for Due Process
Internet & Jurisdiction Project organized a multi-stakeholder meeting of the global multi-stakeholder dialogue process in 2015 on October 8-9 in Berlin, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 14, 2015 02:53 AM — Filed under:
Contestations of Data, ECJ Safe Harbor Ruling and Lessons for India
The European Court of Justice has invalidated a European Commission decision, which had previously concluded that the 'Safe Harbour Privacy Principles' provide ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Oct 14, 2015 02:40 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Comments on the Zero Draft of the UN General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes (WSIS+10)
On 9 October 2015, the Zero Draft of the UN General Assembly's Overall Review of implementation of WSIS Outcomes was released. Comments were sought on the Zero ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Oct 16, 2015 02:44 AM — Filed under: ,
Cyfy 2015: The India Conference on Cyber Security and Internet Governance
In its third year, Cyfy; South Asia’s biggest internet policy conference is being held in New Delhi, from 14-16 October, 2015. The event is organized by ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 17, 2015 02:44 PM — Filed under: ,
Digital India: Did Modi get it wrong in Silicon Valley?
A bear hug, a photo filter and a new debate on net neutrality - Ayeshea Perera examines the domestic fallout of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Facebook ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 18, 2015 04:44 AM — Filed under: , , ,
How To Win Friends, FB Style
True to form—and Facebook—there was a warm, friendly and familial feel to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s townhall meeting at Melon, California, with Mark ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 18, 2015 12:02 PM — Filed under: , ,
What Bengaluru Thinks of the Big Tech Announcements in Silicon Valley
There is a split verdict on the big tech announcements made out of California during the Prime Minister's visit, in the desi version of Silicon Valley - ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 18, 2015 01:26 PM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy International's Trip to Asia
In February 2012, the PI team travelled to India, Bangladesh and Hong Kong to meet with our local partners in the region and speak at four conferences they had ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 25, 2012 09:58 AM — Filed under: ,
Mobilising support for freedom on the Web
A motion in the Rajya Sabha has sought annulment of the IT intermediary guidelines, writes Deepa Kurup in this article published in the Hindu on April 22, 2012. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 25, 2012 11:02 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Expect anti-net censorship echo in house
For the anti-Internet censorship movement in the country, hope is now in sight. Their fight against the intermediary provisions (section 79) of the IT laws, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 25, 2012 11:07 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Campaign against curbs on websites gathers steam
For political cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and his blogger-cum-journalist friend Alok Dixit, who both ran a website against corruption, a tryst with the blind side ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 25, 2012 11:19 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Supreme Court Order is a Good Start, but is Seeding Necessary?
This blog post seeks to unpack the ‘seeding’ process in the UIDAI scheme, understand the implications of the Supreme Court order on this process, and identify ... by Elonnai Hickok and Rohan George last modified Sep 07, 2015 01:21 PM — Filed under: ,