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Aadhaar Act and its Non-compliance with Data Protection Law in India
This post compares the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, with India's data protection regime as articulated in the Information Technology (Reasonable ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Apr 18, 2016 11:43 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Why is the UIDAI cracking down on individuals that hoard Aadhaar data?
Private firms' offer to print Aadhaar details on plastic card a breach of law. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 17, 2016 04:16 PM — Filed under: , ,
The Last Chance for a Welfare State Doesn’t Rest in the Aadhaar System
Boosting welfare is the message, which is how Aadhaar is being presented in India. The Aadhaar system as a medium, however, is one that enables tracking, ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Apr 19, 2016 01:18 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Surveillance Technologies
The following post briefly looks at different surveillance technologies, and the growing use of the them in India. by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:40 AM — Filed under: ,
Interview with Mr. Reijo Aarnio - Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman
Maria Xynou recently interviewed Mr. Reijo Aarnio, the Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman, at the CIS' 5th Privacy Round Table. View this interview and gain an ... by Maria Xynou last modified Jul 19, 2013 01:02 PM — Filed under: ,
Parsing the Cyber Security Policy
An effective cyber-security policy must keep up with the rapid evolution of technology, and must never become obsolete. The standard-setting and review bodies ... by Chinmayi Arun last modified Jul 22, 2013 06:37 AM — Filed under: , ,
You Have the Right to Remain Silent
Reflecting upon the state of freedom of speech and expression in India, in the wake of the shut-down of the political satire website narendramodiplans.com. by Nishant Shah last modified Jul 22, 2013 06:59 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Snooping technology: Will CMS work in India?
The Indian government plans to spend $132 million on setting up its brand new Central Monitoring System this year. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 22, 2013 07:19 AM — Filed under: ,
Data protection experts slam state for sending mass SMSes
Experts in the field of data protection, privacy law and media have criticised the West Bengal government's mass SMS sent to individuals, companies and media ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 27, 2012 03:46 AM — Filed under: ,
UN agrees to review agencies governing Internet
Although India’s proposal has been criticized as an effort to control the Net, govt says this will ensure it has more say in policymaking. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 31, 2012 02:40 AM — Filed under: , ,
No Civil Society Members in the Cyber Regulations Advisory Committee
The Government of India has taken our advice and reconstituted the Cyber Regulations Advisory Commitee. But there is no representation of Internet users, ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jan 09, 2013 05:56 PM — Filed under: , ,
Smart Cities in India: An Overview
The Government of India is in the process of developing 100 smart cities in India which it sees as the key to the country's economic and social growth. This ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Jan 11, 2016 01:30 AM — Filed under: , ,
Start-up India turns the heat on Facebook Free Basics
Facebook launched its "Save Free Basics" campaign last week, asking users to support "digital equality" in India. by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 29, 2015 03:54 PM — Filed under: , ,
Millions of Indians Slam Facebook's ‘Free Basics’ App
It has been less than two months since the nationwide launch of the Free Basics app in India. The smart phone application (formerly known as Internet.org) ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Dec 30, 2015 02:37 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Eight Key Privacy Events in India in the Year 2015
As the year draws to a close, we are enumerating some of the key privacy related events in India that transpired in 2015. Much like the last few years, this ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 03, 2016 05:43 AM — Filed under: ,
Ground Zero Summit
The Ground Zero Summit which claims to be the largest collaborative platform in Asia for cyber-security was held in New Delhi from 5th to 8th November. The ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 03, 2016 06:06 AM — Filed under: ,
Facebook’s Free Basics Shuts Down In Egypt, Continuing Troubled Run
The report was published by TV Newsroom on January 1, 2016. Pranesh Prakash gave inputs. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2016 06:11 AM — Filed under: , ,
Foreign Media on Zuckerberg's India Backlash
When Facebook's co-founder proposed bringing free Web services to India, his stated aim was to help connect millions of impoverished people to unlimited ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2016 09:20 AM — Filed under: ,
Consultation on "Understanding the Freedom of Expression Online and Offline"
The event organized by Digital Empowerment Foundation and Association for Progressive Communications was held at YMCA, New Delhi on December 10, 2015. Jyoti ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2016 10:27 AM — Filed under: ,
Unbundling Issues of Privacy, Data Security, Identity Matrics, for Financial Inclusion
This event was organized by Indicus Foundation and MicroSave on December 10, 2015 at the Metropolitan Hotel and Spa, New Delhi. Sunil Abraham was a speaker. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2016 10:45 AM — Filed under: ,
December 2015 Bulletin
Our newsletter for the month of December 2015 is below. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:07 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Facebook Free Basics vs Net Neutrality: The top arguments in the debate
On Twitter, there's a whole conversation around Facebook Free Basics and whether zero-rating platforms should be allowed in India. Here's a look at the debate. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 07, 2016 02:26 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Facebook Free Basics: Gatekeeping Powers Extend to Manipulating Public Discourse
15 million people have come online through Free Basics, Facebook's zero rated walled garden, in the past year. "If we accept that everyone deserves access to ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Jan 09, 2016 01:43 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Human Rights in the Age of Digital Technology: A Conference to Discuss the Evolution of Privacy and Surveillance
The Centre for Internet and Society organised a conference in roundtable format called ‘Human Rights in the Age of Digital Technology: A Conference to discuss ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 11, 2016 02:12 AM — Filed under: ,
Reply to RTI Application under RTI Act of 2005 from Vanya Rakesh
Unique Identification Authority of India replied to the RTI application filed by Vanya Rakesh. by Vanya Rakesh last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:40 AM — Filed under: , ,
A billion mobile users: new startup profiles and innovation insights from Mobile India 2016
The annual Mobile India conference, for which YourStory was the media partner, wrapped up recently in Bengaluru with a startup showcase and a wide range of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2016 03:13 PM — Filed under: ,
Transparency in Surveillance
Transparency is an essential need for any democracy to function effectively. It may not be the only requirement for the effective functioning of a democracy, ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Jan 23, 2016 03:11 PM — Filed under: , ,
National IG Mechanisms – Looking at Some Key Design Issues
The Centre for Internet & Society is coorganizing this workshop along with Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, Institute for System Analysis, Russian ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 09, 2012 12:50 AM — Filed under: , ,
Anti-harassment app wins hackathon for women
A team of four young women coders from Porta Allegra in Brazil has won the IGNITE International Girls Hackathon with an anti-harassment app called Não Me Calo, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2015 01:25 PM — Filed under:
Digital India: PM Modi to launch BJP's flagship programme likely in July
The Modi government, which completed one year at the Centre, is preparing for a big-ticket launch of Digital India, taking technology to the villages and block ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 22, 2015 04:45 PM — Filed under: