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Cyber experts say 'playground open' for influencing elections
Cyber experts said that under the provisions provided by 43 (A) of Indian IT Act, two types of data collection are completely legal: first, the data shared by ... by Admin last modified May 03, 2018 03:17 AM — Filed under: ,
Aadhaar data of over 89 lakh MNREGA workers in Andhra Pradesh leaked online
Independent security researcher Kodali Srinivas tweeted screenshots of Aadhaar data of 89,38,138 MNREGA workers available on the Andhra Pradesh Benefit ... by Admin last modified May 05, 2018 08:43 AM — Filed under: , ,
PAI WG Labor and Economy Meeting
Elonnai Hickok co-chaired the first PAI Labor and Economy WG in NYC on April 25, 2018. by Admin last modified May 05, 2018 09:35 AM — Filed under: ,
Aadhaar Remains an Unending Security Nightmare for a Billion Indians
Yesterday was the 38th and last day of hearings in the Supreme Court case challenging the constitutional validity of India’s biometric authentication ... by Admin last modified May 13, 2018 04:28 PM — Filed under: , ,
Indian Cricket Board Exposes Personal Data of Thousands of Players
The IT security researchers at Kromtech Security Center discovered a trove of personal and sensitive data belonging to around 15,000 to 20,000 Indian ... by Admin last modified May 18, 2018 05:01 AM — Filed under: , ,
Indian Intermediary Liability Regime: Compliance with the Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability
This report assesses the compliance of the Indian intermediary liability framework with the Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability, and recommends ... by Divij Joshi last modified May 20, 2018 03:14 PM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy in the Digital Age: Addressing Common Challenges, Seizing Opportunities
DG Justice and Consumers and European Union is organizing a conference on privacy in the digital age on May 25, 2018 in New Delhi. by Admin last modified May 24, 2018 10:45 AM — Filed under: ,
Design Concerns in Creating Privacy Notices
The purpose of privacy notices and choice mechanisms is to notify users of the data practices of a system, so they can make informed privacy decisions. by Saumyaa Naidu last modified Jun 06, 2018 01:45 PM — Filed under: ,
Comments on the Draft National Policy on Official Statistics
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet & Society, India (“CIS”) on the Draft National Policy on Official Statistics which was released to ... by Gurshabad Grover and Sandeep Kumar last modified Jun 07, 2018 02:54 AM — Filed under: ,
Citizens’ Draft Privacy Bill Seeks To Revolutionise Data Collection, Storage In India
A draft privacy bill proposes sweeping reforms to the way personal data is collected, processed and stored in India. by Admin last modified Jun 11, 2018 02:47 AM — Filed under: ,
Is Privacy Obsolete?
Pranesh Prakash was a panelist at this event organized by TERI in Bangalore on June 22, 2018. by Admin last modified Jun 23, 2018 05:01 AM — Filed under: ,
Data Privacy: Footprints on the Web
Technology has made data protection a hot button issue. Now, a group of eminent citizens, mostly lawyers, have formulated a draft privacy bill, a legal ... by Admin last modified Jun 25, 2018 04:48 PM — Filed under: ,
EC disables easy access to electoral data across states
The recently-concluded Assembly elections may have set more than just one precedent with implications for the entire nation. by Admin last modified Jun 29, 2018 01:59 AM — Filed under: ,
Draft bill proposes Rs 1 crore fine, 3 year jail for data privacy violation
The move comes at a time when user data of Indians is under threat from social media firms accused of data mining and sharing information with private ... by Admin last modified Jun 29, 2018 04:48 PM — Filed under: ,
India's Latest Data Leak: People's Aadhaar Number And Bank Account Are Just One Google Search Away
Even Truecaller doesn't reveal this much. by Admin last modified Jul 13, 2018 03:18 PM — Filed under: , ,
TRAI recommendations on data privacy raises eyebrows
The telecom regulator’s recommendations on data privacy have raised eyebrows over jurisdiction and timing, with IT ministry officials as well as companies ... by Admin last modified Jul 19, 2018 01:33 PM — Filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society’s Comments and Recommendations to the: Indian Privacy Code, 2018
The debate surrounding privacy has in recent times gained momentum due to the Aadhaar judgement and the growing concerns around the use of personal data by ... by Shweta Mohandas, Elonnai Hickok, Amber Sinha and Shruti Trikanand last modified Jul 20, 2018 01:55 PM — Filed under: , ,
Bit by byte protecting her privacy
The Srikrishna committee draft law on data protection is days away. Here’s a bucket list of issues that will matter by Admin last modified Jul 29, 2018 01:46 AM — Filed under: ,
The crown of thorns that awaits Facebook’s India MD hire
Between 2015 to 2017, Facebook nearly doubled its user base to about 250 million in India. The two other popular Facebook products, WhatsApp and Instagram, ... by Admin last modified Jul 29, 2018 02:00 AM — Filed under: ,
People Should Have Right To Their Data, Not Companies, Says TRAI
Rules for protection of personal data in the telecom space are not sufficient, regulator TRAI said today while suggesting that consumers be given the right to ... by Admin last modified Jul 29, 2018 05:44 AM — Filed under: ,
Lining up the data on the Srikrishna Privacy Draft Bill
In the run-up to the Justice BN Srikrishna committee report, some stakeholders have advocated that consent be eliminated and replaced with stronger ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Jul 31, 2018 02:52 AM — Filed under: ,
Spreading unhappiness equally around
The section of civil society opposed to Aadhaar is unhappy because the UIDAI and all other state agencies that wish to can process data non-consensually. by Sunil Abraham last modified Jul 31, 2018 02:49 PM — Filed under: , ,
Making Voices Heard
We are happy to announce the launch of our final report on the study ‘Making Voices Heard: Privacy, Inclusivity, and Accessibility of Voice Interfaces in ... by Shweta Mohandas last modified Jun 27, 2022 04:18 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Privacy International Network Meeting
Sunil Abraham will be attending this meeting organized by Privacy International, UK in London on April 22 and 23, 2015. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 02, 2015 05:02 AM — Filed under: ,
Do We Really Need an App for That? Examining the Utility and Privacy Implications of India’s Digital Vaccine Certificates
We examine the purported benefits of digital vaccine certificates over regular paper-based ones and analyse the privacy implications of their use. by Divyank Katira last modified Aug 03, 2021 05:13 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Facial Recognition Technology in India
by Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Aman Nair and Amber Sinha last modified Sep 02, 2021 04:17 PM — Filed under: , ,
Facial Recognition Technology in India
The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, University of Essex, UK and the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) have jointly published a research paper ... by Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Aman Nair and Amber Sinha last modified Sep 02, 2021 04:21 PM — Filed under: , ,
A Guide to Drafting Privacy Policy under the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, (PDP Bill) which is currently being deliberated by the Joint Parliamentary Committee, is likely to be tabled in the ... by Shweta Reddy last modified Sep 20, 2021 10:34 AM — Filed under: , ,
Facebook to pay Indians to give up privacy: Experts raise questions
Facebook has launched a voluntary, opt-in program, which monetarily compensates users in exchange for their data. by Geetika Mantri last modified Jun 22, 2019 04:01 AM — Filed under: ,
Setting the Agenda: A Behavioural Science approach to Data Privacy
Amber Sinha attended a meeting organised by the Centre for Social Behaviour Change (CSBC) at Ashoka University and the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics ... by Admin last modified Jul 04, 2019 04:47 PM — Filed under: ,