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Every Town had its Jio Dara
Strap: In the hills of Darjeeling, residents facing an indefinite internet shutdown were thrown an unexpected lifeline in the form of 'Jio dara', a feeble ... by Ayswarya Murthy last modified Dec 21, 2017 04:24 PM — Filed under: ,
Taxes in the Time of Internet Shutdown
Strap: Darjeeling businesses buckle under a bandh, network ban, and GST by Avijit Sarkar last modified Dec 20, 2017 03:49 PM — Filed under: ,
Silence on the Dera Front
Strap: How DSS followers, accused of violent protests after their leader was sentenced, manage without the internet. by Sat Singh last modified Dec 20, 2017 03:58 PM — Filed under: ,
Will Darjeeling Regain the Trust of Tourists?
An agitation coupled with an internet ban that left tourists stranded, it looks like a tough time ahead for tourism in the Hills. by Roshan Gupta last modified Dec 20, 2017 04:01 PM — Filed under: ,
Aadhaar linking deadline approaches: Here are all the myths and facts
Love it or hate it, you just can't escape it. We're talking about Aadhaar, which is a bigger buzzword than usual in the face of the looming end-December ... by Admin last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:04 PM — Filed under: , ,
Twitter India Workshop
Manasa Rao attended a workshop organized by Twitter titled "The Network Effort". It was an effort by the Public Policy and Government team at Twitter to enable ... by Admin last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:10 PM — Filed under:
India’s Data Protection Regime Must Be Built Through an Inclusive and Truly Co-Regulatory Approach
We must move India past its existing consultative processes for rule-making, which often prompts stakeholders to take adversarial and extremely one-sided ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:18 PM — Filed under: , ,
FIGI Symposium 2017
Innovative Approaches to Digital Financial Inclusion Challenges. by Admin last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:29 PM — Filed under: ,
Sex, drugs and the dark web
Blend anonymity and bitcoins for a ‘guaranteed safe’ cocktail of terrifying potential. by Admin last modified Jan 02, 2018 04:13 PM — Filed under:
Attempted data breach of UIDAI, RBI, ISRO and Flipkart is worrisome
Perhaps, we got lucky this time, but the ongoing problem of massive cyber-security breaches wouldn't stop at one thwarted attempt to steal sensitive ... by Admin last modified Jan 02, 2018 04:20 PM — Filed under: , ,
Twitter tweaks user policy a day after SC clampdown
This, when India is looking to crack down on global firms exporting customer data to servers. by Admin last modified Jan 03, 2018 02:00 AM — Filed under:
UIDAI denies any breach of Aadhaar database
Personal data, including biometric information, of citizens safe and secure, says UIDAI on Aadhaar data breach. by Admin last modified Jan 07, 2018 12:03 PM — Filed under: , ,
October 2017 Newsletter
October 2017 Newsletter by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 10, 2018 12:53 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
November 2017 Newsletter
November 2017 Newsletter by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 10, 2018 01:57 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
UIDAI introduces new two-layer security system to improve Aadhaar privacy
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a system of virtual authentication for citizens enrolled on its database and limited the ... by Admin last modified Jan 16, 2018 11:08 PM — Filed under: , ,
Hammered government offers Virtual ID firewall to protect your Aadhaar
Days after reports surfaced claiming security breaches, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday announced the implementation of a new ... by Admin last modified Jan 16, 2018 11:34 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar Body Talked About Virtual ID 7 Years Ago, Put It Off: UIDAI Chief
"And at that time, it was felt that let us first give Aadhaar number, let us see how it plays out and then, at an appropriate time, this will be introduced," ... by Admin last modified Jan 16, 2018 11:42 PM — Filed under: , ,
Virtual Aadhaar ID: too little, too late?
Problems persist as many have already shared their 12-digit number with various entities, say experts by Admin last modified Jan 16, 2018 11:59 PM — Filed under: , ,
India To Introduce Virtual ID For Aadhaar To Strengthen Privacy
The government will introduce a virtual identification number for Aadhaar to help strengthen privacy following several instances of data leaks. by Admin last modified Jan 17, 2018 12:11 AM — Filed under: , ,
Another Step towards Privacy Law
A comparison between the 2012 experts’ report and the 2017 white paper on data protection. by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jan 18, 2018 01:50 AM — Filed under: ,
Why you should keep a close eye on the net neutrality debate in the US
As the United State's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai gears up to repeal the net neutrality laws put in place in 2015, India should sit up and take note. by Admin last modified Jan 18, 2018 02:50 PM — Filed under: ,
‘Hurt sentiments’ cost Udaipur internet access for four days
Strap: Authorities suggest it was more than a Facebook post that led to shutdown. by Shruti Jain last modified Jan 19, 2018 01:51 PM — Filed under: ,
Paytm Payments Bank woos corporates with digital incentives
Offerings will be an incentive to companies already using Paytm e-wallet services to shift employees’ salary accounts to the bank, says Paytm Payments Bank CEO ... by Admin last modified Jan 24, 2018 11:52 PM — Filed under: ,
January 2018 Newsletter
January 2018 Newsletter by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 01, 2018 01:35 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
CIS Submission to the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ‘White Paper of the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 18, 2018 04:39 PM — Filed under: , ,
Submission to the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ‘White Paper of the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection ... by Amber Sinha last modified Feb 05, 2018 01:39 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Statement of Solidarity on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Internet Users in Bangladesh
This is a statement on the violent attack on blogger Asif Mohiuddin by the participants to the Third South Asian Meeting on the Internet and Freedom of ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jan 15, 2013 11:51 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Is freedom of expression under threat in digital age?
With social networking site Facebook boasting of 1 billion members globally and micro-blogging site Twitter claiming millions, opinion was divided on whether ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2013 06:16 AM — Filed under: , ,
Web of Sameness
The social Web has been an ominous space at the start of 2013. It has been awash with horror, pain and grief. The recent gang rape and death of a medical ... by Nishant Shah last modified Jan 18, 2013 06:17 AM — Filed under: ,
Financial Inclusion and the UID
Since 2009, when Nandan Nilekani began to envision and implement the Unique Identification Project, the UID authority has promoted the UID/Aadhaar scheme as a ... by elonnai hickok last modified Aug 23, 2011 10:36 AM — Filed under: ,