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Infographic: The Impending Right to Privacy Judgment
The ruling will be important not just for the immediate Aadhaar case but also numerous other matters to do with state intrusions, decisional autonomy and ... by Amber Sinha and Pooja Saxena last modified Aug 22, 2017 11:50 PM — Filed under: ,
MediaNama - #NAMAprivacy: The Future of User Data (Delhi, Sep 6)
MediaNama is hosting a full day conference on "the future of user data in India", on the 6th of September 2017, which is particularly significant given the ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Sep 05, 2017 10:22 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Artificial Intelligence in Governance: A Report of the Roundtable held in New Delhi
This Report provides an overview of the proceedings of the Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Governance, conducted at the Indian Islamic Cultural ... by Saman Goudarzi and Natallia Khaniejo last modified May 03, 2018 03:49 PM — Filed under: , ,
What’s up with WhatsApp?
In 2016, WhatsApp Inc announced it was rolling out end-to-end encryption, but is the company doing what it claims to be doing? by Aayush Rathi and Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 23, 2018 04:45 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
In the Right Circle
I’ve been on Google Plus for a few weeks now. In the beginning, it felt like showing up early at a much-talked-up party. There was a small scatter of people, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 23, 2011 07:40 AM — Filed under: ,
Why your Facebook Stalker is Not the Real Problem
We live in networked conditions. This is a statement that can now be taken at face-value, and immediately explains our highly connected, inter-meshed ... by Nishant Shah last modified Mar 21, 2012 05:02 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy Act should not circumscribe RTI: expert group
An expert group to draw the framework of a law to protect privacy of individuals has suggested that issues of personal privacy must not be used to dilute the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 22, 2012 09:36 AM — Filed under: ,
Govt panel wants curbs on phone taps
A government-appointed panel on Thursday recommended several measures, including guidelines on interception of telephonic conversations, video and audio ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 22, 2012 09:57 AM — Filed under: ,
Experts' committee moots law to protect privacy
In its report submitted to the Planning Commission on Thursday, the first ever experts’ group to identify the privacy issues and prepare a report to facilitate ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 22, 2012 10:18 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy law mooted to protect people against misuse of info
A government-appointed expert group today suggested enactment of a law to protect individuals against misuse of information collected through telephone ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 22, 2012 10:25 AM — Filed under: ,
Panel suggests law to protect individual privacy
A government-appointed expert panel Thursday called for a law to protect individual privacy against misuse of information collected by various agencies, public ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 22, 2012 02:37 PM — Filed under: ,
Free Net advocates flay Trai's public Wi-Fi paper
Stakeholders vouching for a cheap and open Internet have flagged concerns over privacy and regulatory hurdles. by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 20, 2016 03:21 AM — Filed under: , ,
A Comparison of the Draft DNA Profiling Bill 2007 and the Draft Human DNA Profiling Bill 2012
In this post, Maria Xynou gives us a comparison of the Draft DNA Profiling Bill 2007 and the Draft Human DNA Profiling Bill 2012. by Maria Xynou last modified Jul 12, 2013 03:32 PM — Filed under: , ,
Hacking without borders: The future of artificial intelligence and surveillance
In this post, Maria Xynou looks at some of DARPA´s artificial intelligence surveillance technologies in regards to the right to privacy and their potential ... by Maria Xynou last modified Jul 12, 2013 03:30 PM — Filed under: , ,
Workshop on the Unique Identity Number (UID), the National Population Register (NPR) and Governance: What will happen to our data?
On March 2nd, 2013, the Centre for Internet and Society and the Say No to UID campaign organized a workshop to discuss the present state of the UID and NPR ... by Maria Xynou last modified Jul 12, 2013 03:28 PM — Filed under: , ,
Global Partners Meeting @ London
Privacy International is organizing the Global Partners Meeting in London from March 22 to 25, 2013. The workshop will be held at the London School of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 20, 2013 06:37 AM — Filed under: ,
CIS Welcomes Standing Committee Report on IT Rules
The Centre for Internet and Society welcomes the report by the Standing Committee on Subordinate Legislation, in which it has lambasted the government and has ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 03, 2013 10:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Surveillance and the Indian Constitution - Part 1: Foundations
In this insightful seven-part series, Gautam Bhatia looks at surveillance and the right to privacy in India from a constitutional perspective, tracing its ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jan 23, 2014 03:12 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Interview with Mathew Thomas from the Say No to UID campaign - UID Court Cases
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) recently interviewed Mathew Thomas from the Say No to UID campaign about his ongoing efforts to challenge the UID ... by Maria Xynou last modified Jan 27, 2014 12:47 PM — Filed under: , ,
Making the Powerful Accountable
If powerful figures are not subjected to transparent court proceedings, the opacity in the face of a critical issue is likely to undermine public faith in the ... by Chinmayi Arun last modified Jan 30, 2014 06:43 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Data Privacy Day 2014
January 28 is annually celebrated as Data Privacy Day (DPD). Data Security Council of India (DSCI) organized the annual meeting J N Tata Hall, Bldg 1, Infosys ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 04, 2014 05:34 AM — Filed under: ,
Does Size Matter? A Tale of Performing Welfare, Producing Bodies and Faking Identity
Malavika Jayaram gave a talk. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 04, 2014 09:45 AM — Filed under: ,
FOEX Live: June 1-7, 2014
A weekly selection of news on online freedom of expression and digital technology from across India (and some parts of the world). by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 07, 2014 01:33 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Right to be forgotten poses a legal dilemma in India
The “right to be forgotten” judgment has raised a controversy, while some argue that it upholds an individual’s privacy, others say it leaves a lot of room for ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 09, 2014 10:02 AM — Filed under: , ,
India's 'Big Brother': The Central Monitoring System (CMS)
In this post, Maria Xynou looks at India´s Central Monitoring System (CMS) project and examines whether it can target individuals´ communications data, ... by Maria Xynou last modified Dec 06, 2013 09:39 AM — Filed under: ,
Comparison of General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Directive
Recently, the General Data Protection Regulation (REGULATION (EU) 2016/679) was passed. It shall replace the present Data Protection Directive (DPD 95/46/EC), ... by Aditi Chaturvedi and Edited by Leilah Elmokadem last modified Feb 07, 2017 02:08 PM — Filed under: , ,
Securing Digital Payments: Imperatives for a Growing Ecosystem
A round-table conference was organised by ORF and Koan Advisory on “Securing Digital Payments: Imperatives for a Growing Ecosystem”, at “The Claridges”, APJ ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 09, 2017 01:40 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Ranking Digital Rights in India
This report is a study of five Indian telecommunication companies (Tata Communications Ltd., Reliance Communications Limited, Aircel Limited, Vodafone India ... by Divij Joshi and Aditya Chawla last modified Feb 12, 2017 07:22 AM — Filed under: ,
Indian public concerned about fingerprint payment scheme
The Guardian is reporting that a prominent think tank has found that the prospect of using fingerprint authentication for everyday payments is raising privacy ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 12, 2017 03:10 PM — Filed under: ,
India's Aadhaar with biometric details of its billion citizens is making experts uncomfortable
"Indians in general have yet to understand the meaning and essence of privacy," says Member of Parliament, Tathagata Satpathy. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 14, 2017 02:57 PM — Filed under: , ,