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A Street View of Private and the Public
Prashant Iyengar on how in the eyes of the law, the internet giant is like the homeless in India. This article was published by Tehelka on June 4, 2011. by Prashant Iyengar last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:34 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy Matters, Guwahati — Event Report
On June 23, a public seminar on “Privacy Matters” was held at the Don Bosco Institute in Karhulli, Guwahati. It was organised by IDRC, Society in Action Group, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 26, 2011 10:31 AM — Filed under: ,
An Overview of DNA Labs in India
DNA fingerprinting has become the most precise and technologically advanced method for identifying crimes such as murder, kidnapping, robbery and rape. Police ... by Shilpa Narani last modified Feb 02, 2016 01:11 PM — Filed under: ,
My Experiment with Scam Baiting
Today, as I am sure many of you have experienced, Internet scams are widespread and very deceptive. As part of my research into privacy and the Internet, I ... by Sahana Sarkar last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — Filed under: ,
UID: Nothing to Hide, Nothing to Fear?
Isn’t it interesting that authorities ask you about your identity and you end up showing your proof of existence! Isn’t this breaching into one’s personal ... by Shilpa Narani last modified Sep 28, 2011 11:44 AM — Filed under: ,
An Interview with Activist Shubha Chacko: Privacy and Sex Workers
On February 20th I had the opportunity to speak with Shubha Chacko on privacy and sex workers. Ms. Chacko is an activist who works for Aneka, an NGO based in ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 28, 2012 06:26 AM — Filed under: ,
Limits to Privacy
In his research article, Prashant Iyengar examines the limits to privacy for individuals in light of the provisions of the Constitution of India, public ... by Prashant Iyengar last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:28 AM — Filed under: ,
Video Surveillance and Its Impact on the Right to Privacy
The need for video surveillance has grown in this technologically driven era as a mode of law enforcement. Video Surveillance is very useful to governments and ... by Vaishnavi Chillakuru last modified Sep 29, 2011 05:35 AM — Filed under: ,
When Data Means Privacy, What Traces Are You Leaving Behind?
How do you know yourself to be different from others? What defines the daily life that you live and the knowledge you produce in the span of this life? Is all ... by Noopur Raval last modified Nov 24, 2011 09:24 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy & Media Law
In her research, Sonal Makhija, a Bangalore-based lawyer, tries to delineate the emerging privacy concerns in India and the existing media norms and guidelines ... by Sonal Makhija last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:26 AM — Filed under: ,
Right to Privacy Bill 2010 — A Few Comments
Earlier this year, in February 2011, Rajeev Chandrasekhar introduced the Right to Privacy Bill, 2010 in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill is meant to “provide ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 22, 2012 06:26 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy and the Information Technology Act — Do we have the Safeguards for Electronic Privacy?
How do the provisions of the Information Technology Act measure up to the challenges of privacy infringement? Does it provide an adequate and useful safeguard ... by Prashant Iyengar last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:29 AM — Filed under: ,
Consumer Privacy in e-Commerce
Looking at the larger picture of national security versus consumer privacy, Sahana Sarkar says that though consumer privacy is important in the world of ... by Sahana Sarkar last modified Mar 28, 2012 04:53 AM — Filed under: ,
Copyright Enforcement and Privacy in India
Copyright can function contradictorily, as both the vehicle for the preservation of privacy as well as its abuse, writes Prashant Iyengar. The research ... by Prashant Iyengar last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:27 AM — Filed under: ,
Re-thinking Key Escrow
Would you make duplicates of your house keys and hand them over to the local police authority? And if so, would you feel safe? Naturally, one would protest ... by Natasha Vaz last modified Aug 22, 2011 11:44 AM — Filed under: ,
CCTV in Universities
Basic Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Infrastructure is used to observe movements from a central room, and consists of one or more video cameras that transmit ... by Merlin Oommen last modified Sep 01, 2011 09:50 AM — Filed under: ,
Managing Spectrum
The Empowered Group of Ministers' goal should be nothing short of a broadband revolution - Shyam Ponappa / New Delhi, November 5, 2009 (Business Standard) by Radha Rao last modified Aug 18, 2011 04:54 AM — Filed under:
Workshop on Cyber-Ethics: Values-driven Innovative Solutions
Arindrajit Basu moderated a discussion on Cyber-Ethics at Swiss Nex (Consulate General of Switzerland, Bangalore on 28 June 2019. The event was organized by ... by Admin last modified Jul 06, 2019 12:51 AM — Filed under: ,
ICANN 65
Akriti Bopanna attended ICANN 65 in Marrakech, Morocco from 24 - 27 June 2019. by Admin last modified Jul 06, 2019 01:08 AM — Filed under: , ,
Interpreting the Outer Space Treaty's Non-Appropriation Principle: Customary International Law from 1967 to Today
Arindrajit Basu's research was quoted in the journal article authored by Abigail D. Pershing and published by Yale Journal of International Law. by Admin last modified Jul 06, 2019 03:17 AM — Filed under:
Roundtable Discussion on “The Future of AI Policy in India” @ ICRIER
Radhika Radhakrishnan, attended a Roundtable Discussion on “The Future of AI Policy in India” organized by the Indian Council for Research on International ... by Admin last modified Jul 10, 2019 01:46 AM — Filed under: ,
Presentation to Amnesty International on researching the Future of Work
Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon made a presentation to Amnesty International on July 18, 2019. by Admin last modified Jul 21, 2019 03:23 PM — Filed under: , ,
Deepfakes: Algorithms at war, trust at stake
A case in point is the video that surfaced of an Indian journalist not so long ago. by Rajmohan Sudhakar last modified Jul 21, 2019 03:42 PM — Filed under: ,
Leveraging Web Application Vulnerabilities for Reconnaissance and Intelligence Gathering
Karan Saini gave a talk at the JSFoo Conference at the GRD College of Science in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on July 5, 2019. The event was organized by Has Geek. by Admin last modified Jul 22, 2019 01:39 AM — Filed under: ,
The Digital Identification Parade
NCRB’s proposed Automated Facial Recognition System impinges on right to privacy, is likely to target certain groups. by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon last modified Jul 30, 2019 12:19 AM — Filed under: ,
Twitter reacts to the India's cryptocurrency drama
An Inter-Ministerial Committee led by Subhash Chandra Garg, secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) has submitted a report which will recommend a ban ... by Rajarshi Mitra last modified Jul 30, 2019 12:25 AM — Filed under:
Roundtable with the WhatsApp leadership
Will Cathcart, WhatsApp's new global head, visited India and invited Sunil Abraham for a discussion on 26 July 2019 at the Mountbatten, The Oberoi, New Delhi. ... by Admin last modified Jul 30, 2019 12:33 AM — Filed under: ,
For sex workers, mobile phone becomes a double-edged sword
Our research on the use of mobile phones by sex workers, as part of the project on Feminist Information Infrastructure in collaboration with Sangama, was cited ... by Tushar Kaushik last modified Jul 30, 2019 01:01 AM — Filed under:
July 2019 Newsletter
Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) newsletter for July 2019. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 09, 2019 01:50 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Facebook Data for Good in New Delhi
When data is shared responsibly with the communities that need it, it can improve well being and save lives. Anubha Sinha participated in a session organized ... by Admin last modified Jul 31, 2019 02:10 AM — Filed under: ,