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Report on the Sixth Privacy Roundtable Meeting, New Delhi
In 2013 the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) drafted the Privacy Protection Bill as a citizens' version of a privacy legislation for India. Since April ... by Prachi Arya last modified Aug 30, 2013 03:04 PM — Filed under: , ,
Cyberspying: Government may ban Gmail for official communication
The government will soon ask all its employees to stop using Google's Gmail for official communication, a move intended to increase security of confidential ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 02, 2013 04:19 AM — Filed under: , ,
Election campaign: parties draw battle lines on media platforms
In the run-up to the 2014 polls, parties are drawing up media strategies that have a focus on young voters. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:23 AM — Filed under: ,
Balancing vigilance and privacy
As the government steps up its surveillance capabilities, the entire social contract between the state and citizens is being reformulated, with worrying ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:53 AM — Filed under: , ,
Transparency Reports — A Glance on What Google and Facebook Tell about Government Data Requests
Transparency Reports are a step towards greater accountability but how efficacious are they really? by Prachi Arya last modified Sep 13, 2013 09:44 AM — Filed under: ,
CYFY 2013: India Conference on Cyber Security and Cyber Governance
The Observer Research Foundation in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry is holding the India Conference on Cyber ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 26, 2013 06:50 AM — Filed under: ,
DoT Blocks Domain Sites — But Reasons and Authority Unclear
Earlier this year, ISPs such as Airtel and MTNL blocked a number of domain sites including BuyDomains, Fabulous Domains and Whereas the Indian ... by Smitha Krishna Prasad last modified Nov 21, 2012 10:03 AM — Filed under: , ,
Google's 'Transparency Report' sketchy, inconclusive: Government
Google calls it the 'Transparency Report', but as far as Indian authorities are concerned, it is anything but. The world's largest Internet company this week ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 22, 2012 07:39 AM — Filed under: ,
Breaking Down Section 66A of the IT Act
Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which prescribes 'punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.' is widely held ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 14, 2012 09:51 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Indian government at second position after U.S.A for demanding user data from Google
The Indian government has secured 2nd position in the list of the governments demanding for Web user information. It is behind only from the United States ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 05:05 AM — Filed under: ,
Amnesty International calls for review of 66A of IT act
The review seeks to bring the Act in line with international human rights law standards on freedom of expression. by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 06:19 AM — Filed under: ,
Civil society & industry oppose India’s plans to modify ITRs
Industry fears ITU control over Internet; excessive content control and surveillance an issue for civil society. by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 09:42 AM — Filed under: , ,
How to Steer Clear of India’s Strict Internet Laws
The arrest of two women in Mumbai for a Facebook post is the latest heavy-handed move by India’s government to curb what Indian citizens say on the Internet. by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 30, 2012 10:13 AM — Filed under: ,
Second International e-Governance Conference
The second international conference on governance and electronics which is held under the motto "Together Toward Digital Inclusion" is organized by the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 11, 2012 10:50 AM — Filed under: , ,
Transcripts from WCIT-12
We are archiving copies of the live-transcripts from the World Conference on International Telecommunications, 2012 (WCIT-12) which is being held in Dubai from ... by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Dec 03, 2012 02:00 PM — Filed under: ,
Section 66-A, Information Technology Act, 2000: Cases
In this blog post Snehashish Ghosh summarizes the facts of a few cases where Section 66-A, Information Technology Act, 2000, has been mentioned or discussed. by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Dec 06, 2012 09:20 AM — Filed under: , ,
Online Censorship: How Government should Approach Regulation of Speech
Why is there a constant brouhaha in India about online censorship? What must be done to address this? by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 05, 2012 07:06 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
OurSay: how India’s technology is cutting into corruption
In the world’s largest democracy, corruption has long been part of the system of governance. However, transformative new technologies are playing an exciting ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 17, 2012 02:40 AM — Filed under:
Getting the (Digital) Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Right
On the eve of the Tokyo Quad Summit in May 2022, President Biden unveiled the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), visualising cooperation across the ... by Arindrajit Basu last modified Oct 03, 2022 02:56 PM — Filed under: , , ,
UN Questionnaire on Digital Innovation, Technologies and Right to Health
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 ... by Pahlavi and Shweta Mohandas last modified Nov 21, 2022 04:10 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Big Tech’s privacy promise to consumers could be good news — and also bad news
Rajat Kathuria, Isha Suri write: Its use as a tool for market development must balance consumer protection, innovation, and competition. by Rajat Kathuria and Isha Suri last modified Jan 18, 2023 11:25 PM — Filed under: ,
India's social media "spring" masks forgotten protests
Irom Sharmila has been on hunger strike for 10 years to protest against military abuses, force-fed by tubes through her nose. But the tragedy for the world's ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 01, 2011 06:24 AM — Filed under:
Interview with Big Brother Watch on Privacy and Surveillance
Maria Xynou interviewed Emma Carr, the Deputy Director of Big Brother Watch, on privacy and surveillance. View this interview and gain an insight on why we ... by Maria Xynou last modified Oct 15, 2013 02:24 PM — Filed under: , ,
Interview with the Tactical Technology Collective on Privacy and Surveillance
The Centre for Internet and Society recently interviewed Anne Roth from the Tactical Technology Collective in Berlin. View this interview and gain an insight ... by Maria Xynou last modified Oct 18, 2013 09:56 AM — Filed under: , ,
Fair process frameworks for cross-border online spaces
This workshop is being organised by the Internet & Jurisdiction Project, Civil Society of France, Western Europe and Others Group and Internet & Jurisdiction ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 21, 2013 09:02 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy: from regional regulations to global connections ?
This workshop is being organised by Internet Society at Bali on October 24. Sunil Abraham is one of the panelists for this. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 21, 2013 08:18 AM — Filed under: ,
Fragmentation in a Democracy : The Role of Social Movements and the Media
The Observer Research Foundation, Delhi, together with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin, will be convening a Round-table on Fragmentation in a Democracy : ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 29, 2013 07:45 AM — Filed under: ,
Google survey: 37% of urban Indian voters are online
Almost four out of every 10 urban voters (or 37%) in India are online, just a little less than the number (42%) that are undecided about whom they will vote ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 07, 2013 10:41 AM — Filed under: ,
Taking Stock: Emerging Issues - Internet Surveillance
This session was held at the IGF in Bali on October 25. Pranesh Prakash made intervention in this session. by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 09, 2013 06:31 AM — Filed under:
The Evolving Cyber Threat and How to Address It
Larry Clinton, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Security Alliance will give a talk on cyber threat and how to address the same. The ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 18, 2013 10:49 AM — Filed under: , ,