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Internet-driven Developments — Structural Changes and Tipping Points
A symposium on Internet Driven Developments: Structural Changes and Tipping Points was held in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Harvard University from December 6 ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Dec 28, 2012 03:34 PM — Filed under: ,
National Consultation on Media Law
The Law Commission of India and the National University, Delhi have joined hands to organize the National Consultation on Media Law at the India Habitat Centre ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 30, 2014 06:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
Big Data and Positive Social Change in the Developing World: A White Paper for Practitioners and Researchers
I was a part of a working group writing a white paper on big data and social change, over the last six months. This white paper was produced by a group of ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 01, 2014 03:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Implications of post-Snowden Internet Localization Proposals
Sunil Abraham was a speaker in this workshop organized by Center for Democracy and Technology on September 2, 2014. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 05, 2014 08:59 AM — Filed under: ,
Moving Towards a Surveillance State
The cyberspace is a modern construct of communication and today, a large part of human activity takes place in cyberspace. It has become the universal platform ... by Srinivas Atreya last modified Jul 15, 2013 05:57 AM — Filed under: , ,
dna exclusive: Geeks have a solution to digital surveillance in India: Cryptography
While you were thinking of what next to post on Twitter, the government has stealthily put an ambitious surveillance programme in place that tracks your every ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 06:24 AM — Filed under: ,
How the world’s largest democracy is preparing to snoop on its citizens
Monitoring system will allow govt to snoop on voice calls, SMSes, and access Internet data. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 09:41 AM — Filed under: ,
How Surveillance Works in India
When the Indian government announced it would start a Centralized Monitoring System in 2009 to monitor telecommunications in the country, the public seemed ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 15, 2013 10:20 AM — Filed under: , ,
Can India Trust Its Government on Privacy?
In response to criticisms of the Centralized Monitoring System, India’s new surveillance program, the government could contend that merely having the ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 15, 2013 10:35 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Chinese hackers baiting Indian govt, corporate employees: report
Hackers using fake subject headings to get users to open virus-laden email attachments. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:31 AM — Filed under: ,
The National Privacy Roundtable Meetings
The Centre for Internet & Society ("CIS"), the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ("FICCI"), the Data Security Council of India ("DSCI") ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Mar 21, 2014 10:03 AM — Filed under: , ,
Public Law and Jurisprudential Issues of Privacy: A Talk at CIS
On Friday, September 27, 2013, Abhayraj Naik will give a talk on public law and jurisprudential issues related to privacy. CIS will host the talk at its office ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 30, 2013 12:39 PM — Filed under: , ,
Three Years Later, IPaidABribe.com Pays Off
After reporting a bribe on IPaidABribe.com, one Bangalore student has had the satisfaction of seeing action taken against a corrupt public official. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 25, 2013 06:05 AM — Filed under: ,
CIS and International Coalition Calls upon Governments to Protect Privacy
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) along with the International Coalition has called upon governments across the globe to protect privacy. by Elonnai Hickok last modified Sep 25, 2013 07:21 AM — Filed under: ,
India:Privacy in Peril
The danger of mass surveillance in India is for real. The absence of a regulating law is damning for Indians who want to protect their privacy against the ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Sep 25, 2013 09:56 AM — Filed under: ,
The Central Monitoring System: Some Questions to be Raised in Parliament
The following are some model questions to be raised in the Parliament regarding the lack of transparency in the central monitoring system. by Bhairav Acharya last modified Sep 25, 2013 10:30 AM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy Round Table, New Delhi (October 2013)
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and DSCI cordially invite you to a "Privacy Round ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 28, 2013 02:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
An Analysis of the Cases Filed under Section 46 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 for Adjudication in the State of Maharashtra
This is a brief review of some of the cases related to privacy filed under section 46 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 ("the Act") seeking adjudication ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Oct 01, 2013 03:29 PM — Filed under: , ,
Is Your Aadhar Biometrics Safe? Firms Accused Of Storing Biometrics And Using Them Illegally
Fears of Aadhar biometric security have been compounded as the government is sprinting towards the next phase of ‘cashless India’ and digitization by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 27, 2017 01:56 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Can the Judiciary Upturn the Lok Sabha Speaker’s Decision on Aadhaar?
When ruling on the petition filed by Jairam Ramesh challenging passing the Aadhaar Act as a money Bill, the court has differing precedents to look at. by Amber Sinha last modified Feb 27, 2017 03:44 PM — Filed under: , ,
Nasscom chief saying full data protection isn’t possible should wake us from our digital slumber
Considering India is rapidly moving towards a digital economy, the hurdles not withstanding, data and identity security are topics which have to be taken very ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 17, 2017 01:47 AM — Filed under: , , ,
State of Digital Rights in India (Delhi, March 24)
The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi and the Internet Freedom Foundation, in association with Access Now, are hosting a ... by Japreet Grewal and Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 27, 2017 01:21 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Why We Should All Worry About The Mandatory Imposition Of Aadhaar
It appears that with each passing day, the government is linking an increasing number of benefits and government services to the 12-digit biometric-based ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 27, 2017 03:02 PM — Filed under: , ,
Round Table on Privacy and Data Protection at NIPFP
National Institute of Public Finance & Policy organized a round-table on privacy and data protection on March 24, 2017 in New Delhi. by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 27, 2017 04:02 PM — Filed under: ,
How Aadhaar compromises privacy? And how to fix it?
Aadhaar is mass surveillance technology. Unlike targeted surveillance which is a good thing, and essential for national security and public order – mass ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 01, 2017 07:00 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Analysis of Key Provisions of the Aadhaar Act Regulations
In exercise of their powers under of the powers conferred by Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 03, 2017 02:05 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
The Aadhaar of all things
From a severely critical stand against Aadhaar in 2014, the Modi-led BJP in power has made a sharp U-turn to bulldoze its way into having every Indian scanned, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 03, 2017 03:46 PM — Filed under: , ,
Law yet to catch up with tech-enabled peeping toms
Devices that give sharp images are the order of the day. But this clarity is lacking when it comes to regulating use of cameras and camera phones in public ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 08, 2012 08:06 AM — Filed under: ,
India ranks second globally in accessing private details of users
According to the latest transparency report released by Google, India ranks second in the world for accessing private details of its citizens, only after the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 19, 2012 04:49 AM — Filed under: , ,
Court’s approval needed to tap phones: Panel
Investigators can monitor a person for 15-20 days on executive orders in case of emergencies, suggests panel. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 22, 2012 07:02 AM — Filed under: ,