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Big Data and the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules 2011
Experts and regulators across jurisdictions are examining the impact of Big Data practices on traditional data protection standards and principles. This will ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Aug 11, 2015 07:01 AM — Filed under: , ,
Right to Privacy in Peril
It seems to have become quite a fad, especially amongst journalists, to use this headline and claim that the right to privacy which we consider so inherent to ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Aug 13, 2015 03:32 PM — Filed under: ,
Security: Privacy, Transparency and Technology
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has been involved in privacy and data protection research for the last five years. It has participated as a member of ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 15, 2015 10:53 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Govt websites to get new addresses
The government today said by December all its websites would switch over to IPv6 — the next generation Web standard that enables the creation of trillions of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 11, 2012 03:27 AM — Filed under:
RTI on Officials and Agencies Authorized to Intercept Telephone Messages in India
In an RTI mailed on April 17, 2013, the Centre for Internet and Society sought comprehensive information on the officials and agencies authorized to intercept ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 05:23 AM — Filed under: ,
India's centralised snooping system facing big delays
Central Monitoring System lacks algorithms, database and data. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 06:35 AM — Filed under: ,
India’s Central Monitoring System: Security can’t come at cost of privacy
During a Google hangout session in June this year, Milind Deora, minister of state for communications and information technology, addressed concerns related to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 06:43 AM — Filed under: , ,
The DNA Profiling Bill 2007 and Privacy
In 2007 a bill known as the Draft DNA Profiling Bill was piloted by the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, an autonomous organization funded by the ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:40 AM — Filed under: ,
Draft Law Would Prohibit Showing ‘Disputed Areas’ on Maps of India
Maps that label geographic areas of conflict as “disputed” territories in India could put one behind bars for seven years with 1B Indian Rupees (US$15M) ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified May 15, 2016 01:05 PM — Filed under:
Understanding Aadhaar and its New Challenges, May 26-27, 2016
A workshop on “Understanding Aadhaar and its New Challenges” is being organised by the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified May 26, 2016 10:29 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
India's Proposed Map Law Prompts Outcry
In India, proposed legislation to ban use of maps or satellite images of the country without approval from the government has led to an outcry and triggered an ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 29, 2016 09:30 AM — Filed under:
Submission by the Centre for Internet and Society on Draft New ICANN By-laws
The Centre for Internet & Society sent its comments on the Draft New ICANN Bylaws. The submission was prepared by Pranesh Prakash, Vidushi Marda, Udbhav Tiwari ... by Vidushi Marda last modified May 31, 2016 02:49 AM — Filed under: ,
CPRsouth 2016 – Young Scholars Programme
Rohini Lakshané, Amber Sinha and Vidushi Marda have been selected to attend the two-day Young Scholars' Programme to be held in Zanzibar, Tanzania in early ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 30, 2016 02:01 AM — Filed under: ,
Internet [email protected]
Vanya Rakesh will attend the Internet law course organized by the University of Geneva from 20 June 2016 to 1 July 2016 as part of the Geneva Summer School. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 30, 2016 02:07 AM — Filed under:
Criminal Defamation and the Supreme Court’s Loss of Reputation
The Supreme Court’s refusal, in Subramanian Swamy v. Union of India, to strike down the anachronistic colonial offence of criminal defamation is wrong. ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Jun 03, 2016 03:05 AM — Filed under: ,
Women's Safety? There is an App for That
“After locking ourselves in a room for more than 6 days, this is what we came out [sic] with. Join us in helping make WOMEN feel SAFE,” read a gloating press ... by Rohini Lakshané last modified Jan 10, 2017 02:48 AM — Filed under: ,
Facebook: A Platform with Little Less Sharing of Personal Information
As Facebook becomes less personal, what happens to digital friendship? by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 02:38 AM — Filed under: ,
Online Censorship on the Rise: Why I Prefer to Save Things Offline
As governments use their power to erase what they do not approve of from the web, cloud storage will not be enough. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:26 AM — Filed under: ,
A Large Byte of Your Life
With the digital, memory becomes equated with storage. We commit to storage to free ourselves from remembering. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:35 AM — Filed under:
The Digital is Political
To speak of technology is to speak of human life and living. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:58 AM — Filed under:
Smart City Policies and Standards: Overview of Projects, Data Policies, and Standards across Five International Smart Cities
This blog post aims to review five Smart Cities across the globe, namely Singapore, Dubai, New York City, London and Seoul, the Data Policies and Standards ... by Kiran A. B., Elonnai Hickok and Vanya Rakesh last modified Jun 11, 2016 01:29 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
UN Special Rapporteur Report on Freedom of Expression and the Private Sector: A Significant Step Forward
On 6 June 2016, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, released a report on ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Jun 08, 2016 05:27 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Stand up for Digital Rights
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) invites you to a discussion on a set of recommendations for Ethical Tech, a report on human rights and private online ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jun 13, 2016 03:30 PM — Filed under: , ,
Under Modi government, foreign funding of NGOs has come down
Information obtained under RTI from the Home Ministry suggests NGOs have had to take a serious hit in the last 2 years. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 14, 2016 04:37 PM — Filed under:
Jurisdiction: The Taboo Topic at ICANN
The "IANA Transition" that is currently underway is a sham since it doesn't address the most important question: that of jurisdiction. This article explores ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 29, 2016 07:51 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Submission by the Centre for Internet and Society on Revisions to ICANN Expected Standards of Behavior
Prepared by Vidushi Marda, with inputs from Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan and Sunil Abraham. by Vidushi Marda last modified Jun 30, 2016 06:07 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation on Free Data
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) held a consultation on Free Data, for which CIS sent in the following comments. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 01, 2016 04:04 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Indian experts doubt government ban on porn sites will be effective
The Indian government directed service providers to block 240 websites but doubts have surfaced over the legality of such an order. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 01, 2016 03:00 PM — Filed under: ,
Behind the scenes of Escort Economy 2.0
With the government banning over 200 escort sites last week, Sunday Times speaks to the owner of an agency to find out how tech is driving the world's oldest ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 01, 2016 03:43 PM — Filed under:
ISPs start blocking escort websites following govt order
DoT on Monday ordered blocking of 240 URLs; blocking of websites takes place under Section 69A of the IT Act, and Information Technology Rules. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:17 AM — Filed under: , ,