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RTI and Third Party Information: What Constitutes the Private and Public?
The passing of the Right to Information Act, 2005 was seen as giving an empowering tool in the hands of the citizens of India, six years post its ... by Noopur Raval last modified Nov 24, 2011 09:21 AM — Filed under:
Information and livelihoods
An article by Prof. Subbiah Arunachalam (Distinguished Fellow, CIS) in GISW 2009 (Global Information Society Watch, 2009) by Radha Rao last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:18 AM — Filed under:
When Whistle Blowers Unite
Leaking corporate or government information in public interest through popular Web service providers is risky but Wikileaks.org is one option that you could ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:17 AM — Filed under: ,
Sense and censorship
Sunil Abraham examines Google's crusade against censorship in China in wake of the attacks on its servers in this article published in the Indian Express. by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:15 AM — Filed under:
Report on the Fourth Internet Governance Forum for Commonwealth IGF
This report by Pranesh Prakash reflects on the question of how useful the IGF is in the light of meetings on the themes of intellectual property, freedom of ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Feb 29, 2012 05:42 AM — Filed under: ,
Does the Safe-Harbor Program Adequately Address Third Parties Online?
While many citizens outside of the US and EU benefit from the data privacy provisions the Safe Harbor Program, it remains unclear how successfully the program ... by Rebecca Schild last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:19 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Feedback to the NIA Bill
Malavika Jayaram and Elonnai Hickok introduce the formal submission of CIS to the proposed National Identification Authority of India (NIA) Bill, 2010, which ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:14 AM — Filed under: ,
Civil Liberties and the amended Information Technology Act, 2000
This post examines certain limitations of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (as amended in 2008). Malavika Jayaram points out the fact that when most ... by Malavika Jayaram last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:13 AM — Filed under: ,
UID Project in India - Some Possible Ramifications
Having a standard for decentralized ID verification rather than a centralized database that would more often than not be misused by various authorities will ... by Liliyan last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:13 AM — Filed under:
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: ,