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Media Market Risk Ratings: India

Media Market Risk Ratings: India

by Torsha Sarkar, Pranav M Bidare, and Gurshabad Grover — last modified Jan 25, 2022 01:29 PM

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Global Disinformation Index (GDI) are launching a study into the risk of disinformation on digital news platforms in India, creating an index that is intended to serve donors and brands with a neutral assessment of news sites that they can utilise to defund disinformation.

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Beyond the PDP Bill: Governance Choices for the DPA

by Trishi Jindal and S.Vivek — last modified Nov 10, 2021 07:32 AM

This article examines the specific governance choices the Data Protection Authority (DPA) in India must deliberate on vis-à-vis its standard-setting function, which are distinct from those it will encounter as part of its enforcement and supervision functions.

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Big Tech’s privacy promise to consumers could be good news — and also bad news

Big Tech’s privacy promise to consumers could be good news — and also bad news

by Rajat Kathuria and Isha Suri — last modified Jan 18, 2023 11:25 PM
January 18, 2023

Rajat Kathuria, Isha Suri write: Its use as a tool for market development must balance consumer protection, innovation, and competition.

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UN Questionnaire on Digital Innovation, Technologies and Right to Health

by Pahlavi and Shweta Mohandas — last modified Nov 21, 2022 04:10 PM

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) contributed to the questionnaire put out by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, on digital innovation, technologies and the right to health. The responses were authored by Pahlavi and Shweta Mohandas, and edited by Indumathi Manohar.

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The PDP Bill 2019 Through the Lens of Privacy by Design

by Saumyaa Naidu, Akash Sheshadri, Shweta Mohandas, and Pranav M Bidare; Edited by Arindrajit Basu, Shweta Reddy; With inputs from Amber Sinha — last modified Nov 13, 2020 07:51 AM

This paper evaluates the PDP Bill based on the Privacy by Design approach. It examines the implications of Bill in terms of the data ecosystem it may lead to, and the visual interface design in digital platforms. This paper focuses on the notice and consent communication suggested by the Bill, and the role and accountability of design in its interpretation.

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The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Demanding your Data

by Rekha Jain — last modified Nov 10, 2020 05:44 PM

The increasing digitalization of the economy and ubiquity of the Internet, coupled with developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) has given rise to transformational business models across several sectors.

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Reclaiming AI Futures: Call for Contributions and Provocations

by Divij Joshi — last modified Nov 18, 2020 09:04 AM
November 09, 2020

CIS is pleased to share this call for contributions by Mozilla Fellow Divij Joshi. CIS will be working with Divij to edit, collate, and finalise this publication. This publication will add to Divij’s work as part of the AI observatory. The work is entirely funded by Divij Joshi.

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Comments to National Digital Health Mission: Health Data Management Policy

by Shweta Mohandas, Pallavi Bedi, Shweta Reddy, and Saumyaa Naidu — last modified Oct 05, 2020 03:56 PM

CIS has submitted comments to the National Health Data Management Policy. We welcome the opportunity provided to our comments on the Policy and we hope that the final Policy will consider the interests of all the stakeholders to ensure that it protects the privacy of the individual while encouraging a digital health ecosystem.

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