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Comments on the Report of the Committee on Digital Payments (December 2016)
The Committee on Digital Payments constituted by the Ministry of Finance and chaired by Ratan P. Watal, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog, submitted its report on ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha last modified Jan 12, 2017 12:32 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Flaws in the UIDAI Process
The accuracy of biometric identification depends on the chance of a false positive: the probability that the identifiers of two persons will match. Individuals ... by Hans Varghese Mathews last modified Mar 06, 2016 10:40 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Exploring Big Data for Development: An Electricity Sector Case Study from India
This working paper by Ritam Sengupta, Dr. Richard Heeks, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, and Dr. Christopher Foster draws from the field study undertaken by Ritam ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:33 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
The Digital Classroom: Social Justice and Pedagogy
What happens when we look at the classroom as a space of social justice? What are the ways in which students can be engaged in learning beyond rote ... by Nishant Shah last modified May 08, 2015 12:36 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Web Accessibility Policy Making: An International Perspective
G3ict and CIS are pleased to announce the publication of a new, improved edition of the Web Accessibility Policy Making: An International Perspective. The ... by Nirmita Narasimhan last modified Sep 25, 2012 05:33 AM — Filed under: , ,
Delhi High Court Orders Blocking of Websites after Sony Complains Infringement of 2014 FIFA World Cup Telecast Rights
Of late the Indian judiciary has been issuing John Doe orders to block websites, most recently in Multi Screen Media v. Sunit Singh and Others. The order ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Jul 08, 2014 07:02 AM — Filed under: , , ,
FinFisher in India and the Myth of Harmless Metadata
In this article, Maria Xynou argues that metadata is anything but harmless, especially since FinFisher — one of the world's most controversial types of spyware ... by Maria Xynou last modified Aug 13, 2013 11:30 AM — Filed under: , ,
High Level Comparison and Analysis of the Use and Regulation of DNA Based Technology Bill 2017
This blog post seeks to provide a high level comparison of the 2017 and 2015 DNA Profiling Bill - calling out positive changes, remaining issues, and missing ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Aug 11, 2017 02:16 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Enabling Elections
For making the 2014 General Elections in India participatory and accessible for voters with disabilities the Centre for Law and Policy Research and the Centre ... by Nirmita Narasimhan last modified May 10, 2014 12:12 AM — Filed under: , ,
Comments on the DoT Panel Report via MyGov
On behalf of the Centre for Internet and Society, I must commend the Department of Telecom Panel on its report. Overall, it displays a far better ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 26, 2015 10:16 AM — Filed under: ,
Crowdsourcing Incidents of Communication Privacy Violation in India
In the context of several ongoing threads of debates and policy discussions, we are initiating this effort to crowdsource incidents of violation of ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Oct 16, 2015 10:49 AM — Filed under: , ,
An Introduction to Spectrum Sharing
We will look at how current technology – mainly GSM, but also CDMA and touching upon LTE - shares spectrum, how they might share spectrum, the trade-off ... by Beli last modified Mar 20, 2014 09:34 AM — Filed under: , ,
Digital Futures: Internet Freedom and Millennials
Last year was a turbulent year for freedom of speech and online expression in India. Early in 2011 we saw the introduction of an Intermediaries Liability ... by Nishant Shah last modified Feb 15, 2012 04:25 AM — Filed under:
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in India: Opportunities for Advocacy in Intellectual Property
Centre for Internet & Society worked on a three part case study. The first case study on digital protection of traditional knowledge was published by GIS Watch ... by Sunil Abraham and Vidushi Marda last modified Apr 23, 2017 05:22 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Alt needs to Shift
People maybe talking more online, but they all seem to be talking about the same kind of thing. by Nishant Shah last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:03 AM — Filed under: , ,
A Question of Digital Humanities
An extended survey of digital initiatives in arts and humanities practices in India was undertaken during the last year. Provocatively called 'mapping digital ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Jun 30, 2016 05:06 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
CIS's Position on Net Neutrality
As researchers committed to the principle of pluralism we rarely produce institutional positions. This is also because we tend to update our positions based on ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 09, 2015 01:06 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Online Pre-Censorship is Harmful and Impractical
The Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Mr. Kapil Sibal wants Internet intermediaries to pre-censor content uploaded by their users. ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 12, 2011 05:00 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Hyper-connected, Hyper-lonely?
The Digital Natives newsletter, part of the 'Digital Natives with a Cause?' project, invites contributions to its April-May 2012 double issue. by Nilofar Ansher last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:57 AM — Filed under: , ,
Responses to the DIPP's Discussion Paper on SEPs and their Availability on FRAND Terms
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India, requested comments through its "Discussion Paper on Standard Essential Patents ... by Anubha Sinha, Nehaa Chaudhari, and Rohini Lakshané last modified Jul 07, 2016 04:24 PM — Filed under: , ,
Comments on Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Discussion Paper on Standard Essential Patents and their Availability on Frand Terms
The Centre for Internet & Society gave its comments to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. The comments were prepared by Anubha Sinha, Nehaa ... by Anubha Sinha, Nehaa Chaudhari and Rohini Lakshane last modified May 03, 2016 02:30 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
National Resource Kit : The West Bengal Chapter (Call for Comments)
The National Resource Kit team is pleased to bring you its research on the state of laws, policies and programmes for persons with disabilities in the state of ... by Anandhi Viswanathan last modified Nov 07, 2013 06:19 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy Matters — Analyzing the Right to "Privacy Bill"
On January 21, 2012 a public conference “Privacy Matters” was held at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai. It was the sixth conference organised in ... by Natasha Vaz last modified Feb 15, 2012 04:27 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Workshop on Open Data for Human Development - Sessions Report
CIS facilitated a workshop on open data policy and tools for government officials from Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Tripura, and those from Bhutan and Maldives, in ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Aug 28, 2015 08:16 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Rejuvenating India’s Rivers the Wiki Way
India is faced with a critical challenge when it comes to protecting its river bodies. Various forms of contaminants, industrial effluents, sewage waste, ... by Subodh Kulkarni last modified Mar 07, 2019 02:23 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Not Just Fancy Television
Nishant Shah reviews Ben Hammersley's book "64 Things You Need to Know for Then: How to Face the Digital Future Without Fear ", published by Hodder & Stoughton by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:45 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Privacy in Healthcare: Policy Guide
The Health Policy Guide seeks to understand what are the legal regulations governing data flow in the health sector — particularly hospitals, and how are these ... by Tanvi Mani last modified Aug 31, 2014 03:18 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17) - Call for Sessions
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the second Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC17) will take place in Bengaluru on March 03-05, 2017. It will be ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Dec 12, 2016 01:40 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
RBI Directions on Account Aggregators
The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) Directions for account aggregator services in India seem to lay great emphasis on data security by allowing only direct ... by Vipul Kharbanda and Elonnai Hickok last modified Oct 21, 2016 03:25 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms, and Human Rights - Workshop Report
The Centre for Internet and Society held a one-day workshop on “Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms and Human Rights” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on the ... by Vidushi Marda, Akash Deep Singh and Geethanjali Jujjavarapu last modified Nov 18, 2016 12:58 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,