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Does the Government want to enter our homes?
When rogue politicians and bureaucrats are granted unrestricted access to information then the very future of democracy and free media will be in jeopardy. In ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:12 AM — Filed under:
Control Shift?
The USA has ceded control of the Internet over to Icann, but only partially. (This post appeared as an article in Down to Earth, in the issue dated November ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:22 AM — Filed under: ,
CDT Provides Answers to Questions on Internet Neutrality
Pranesh Prakash of CIS asked David Sohn of CDT a few pointed questions on the emerging hot topic of 'Internet neutrality', and received very useful responses. ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 04, 2012 05:56 AM — Filed under: ,
We are anonymous, we are legion
Online anonymity is vital for creativity and entrepreneurship on the Web, writes Sunil Abraham. The article was published in the Hindu on April 18, 2011. by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:38 AM — Filed under:
Killing the Internet Softly with Its Rules
While regulation of the Internet is a necessity, the Department of IT, through recent Rules under the IT Act, is guilty of over-regulation. This ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 20, 2011 12:51 PM — Filed under: , ,
The Present — and Future — Dangers of India's Draconian New Internet Regulations
The uproar surrounding India's Internet Control Rules makes clear that in the Internet age, as before, the active chilling of freedom of expression by the ... by Anja Kovacs last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:22 AM — Filed under: , ,
Big Brother is Watching You
The government is massively expanding its surveillance power over law-abiding citizens and businesses, says Sunil Abraham in this article published by the ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:32 AM — Filed under: ,
Wherever you are, whatever you do
Facebook recently launched a location-based service called Places. Privacy advocates are resenting to this new development. Sunil Abraham identifies the three ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:12 AM — Filed under:
No UID Campaign in New Delhi - A Report
The Unique Identification (UID) Bill is not pro-citizen. The scheme is deeply undemocratic, expensive and fraught with unforseen consequences. A public meeting ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 20, 2012 03:51 AM — Filed under: ,
Beyond Access as Inclusion
On 13 September, the day before the fifth Internet Governance Forum opens, CIS is coorganising in Vilnius a meeting on Internet governance and human rights. ... by Anja Kovacs last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:29 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Moldova Online: An Interview with Victor Diaconu
In this interview for Russian Cyberspace, set up with the help of Sunil Abraham (Executive Director at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, ... by Sudha Rajagopalan last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:10 AM — Filed under:
Presentation of the UID project by Ashok Dalwai – A Report
On Tuesday, 7 September 2010, Ashok Dalwai, the Deputy Director General of the Unique Identification of India (UIDAI), gave a lecture at the Indian Institute ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:09 AM — Filed under:
DSCI Information Security Summit 2010 – A Report
On 2 and 3 December 2010, the DSCI Information Security Summit 2010 took place in the Trident Hotel, Chennai. The two day summit included a broad spectrum of ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:04 AM — Filed under:
Google Policy Fellowship Program: Asia Chapter
For the ardent followers of free and open Internet and for those who love to debate on technology, media law and Internet-related policy issues, there is some ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:34 AM — Filed under: ,
CIS Para-wise Comments on Draft Reasonable Security Practices Rules, 2011
On February 7th 2011, the Department of Information Technology, MCIT published draft rules on its website (The Information Technology (Reasonable security ... by Prashant Iyengar last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:32 AM — Filed under: ,
CIS Para-wise Comments on Cyber Café Rules, 2011
On February 7th 2011, the Department of Information Technology, MCIT published draft rules on its website (The Information Technology (Guidelines for Cyber ... by Prashant Iyengar last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:32 AM — Filed under: ,
The Draft Electronic Delivery of Services Bill, 2011 – Comments by CIS
The Draft Electronic Delivery of Services Bill, 2011 (“Bill”) is a Bill to provide for delivery of government services manadatorily through electronic means by ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:37 AM — Filed under:
Say 'Password' in Hindi
English might be the language of the online world, but it’s time other languages had their say, writes Nishant Shah. The article was published in the Indian ... by Nishant Shah last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:18 AM — Filed under:
Do You Want to be Watched?
The new rules under the IT Act are an assault on our freedom, says Sunil Abraham in this article published in Pragati on June 8, 2011. by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:11 AM — Filed under:
Snooping Can Lead to Data Abuse
THE NATGRID, aiming to link databases of 21 departments and ministries for better counter-terror measures, adopts blunt policy approach, subjecting every ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:39 AM — Filed under:
Privacy and Security Can Co-exist
The blanket surveillance the Centre seeks is not going to make India more secure, writes Sunil Abraham in this article published in Mail Today on June 21, 2011. by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:05 AM — Filed under: ,
You Have the Right to Remain Silent
India has a long history of censorship that it justifies in the name of national security. But new laws governing the Internet are unreasonable and — given the ... by Anja Kovacs last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:55 AM — Filed under: , , ,
The Digital is Political
Technologies are not just agents of politics, there is politics in their design, writes Nishant Shah in this article published in Down to Earth in the Issue of ... by Nishant Shah last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:14 AM — Filed under:
Privacy and the Indian Copyright Act
India's Copyright Act was established in 1957, and is in the process of being placed before the Parliament in 2010. The provisions in the proposed Bill will ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 06, 2013 01:37 PM — Filed under: ,
Cybercrime and Privacy
Elonnai Hickok examines privacy in the context of India’s legal provisions on cybercrime. She picks up the relevant provisions of the Information Technology ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 14, 2010 01:21 PM — Filed under: ,
Public Statement to Final Draft of UID Bill
The final draft of the UID Bill that will be submitted to the Lok Sabha was made public on 8 November 2010. If the Bill is approved by Parliament, it will ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:48 AM — Filed under: ,
UID & Privacy - A Call for Papers
Privacy India is inviting individuals to author short papers focused on Unique Identity (UID) and Privacy. Selected candidates will have their papers published ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:03 AM — Filed under: ,
The Privacy Rights of Whistleblowers
The recent disclosures from Wikileaks have shown that the right to information, whistle-blowing, and privacy are interconnected. This note looks at the ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:47 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy By Design — Conference Report
How do we imagine privacy? How is privacy being built into technological systems? On April 16th,The Center for Internet and Society hosted Privacy by Design, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 22, 2011 12:03 PM — Filed under: ,
Bloggers' Rights Subordinated to Rights of Expression: Cyber Law Expert
Vijayashankar, an eminent cyber law expert answers Elonnai Hickok’s questions on bloggers' rights, freedom of expression and privacy in this e-mail interview ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:35 AM — Filed under: ,