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Blog Entry The 2010 Special 301 Report Is More of the Same, Slightly Less Shrill
by Pranesh Prakash published May 13, 2010 last modified Oct 03, 2011 05:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Pranesh Prakash examines the numerous flaws in the Special 301 from the Indian perspective, to come to the conclusion that the Indian government should openly refuse to acknowledge such a flawed report. He notes that the Consumers International survey, to which CIS contributed the India report, serves as an effective counter to the Special 301 report.
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Blog Entry The National Privacy Principles
by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha published Mar 21, 2016 — filed under: ,
In this infographic, we try to break down the National Privacy Principles developed by the Group of Experts on Privacy led by the Former Chief Justice A.P. Shah in 2012.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Contestations of Data, ECJ Safe Harbor Ruling and Lessons for India
by Jyoti Panday published Oct 14, 2015 — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
The European Court of Justice has invalidated a European Commission decision, which had previously concluded that the 'Safe Harbour Privacy Principles' provide adequate protections for European citizens’ privacy rights for the transfer of personal data between European Union and United States. The inadequacies of the framework is not news for the European Commission and action by ECJ has been a long time coming. The ruling raises important questions about how the claims of citizenship are being negotiated in the context of the internet, and how increasingly the contestations of personal data are being employed in the discourse.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Electoral Databases – Privacy and Security Concerns
by Snehashish Ghosh published Jan 16, 2014 last modified Jan 16, 2014 11:07 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
In this blogpost, Snehashish Ghosh analyzes privacy and security concerns which have surfaced with the digitization, centralization and standardization of the electoral database and argues that even though the law provides the scope for protection of electoral databases, the State has not taken any steps to ensure its safety.
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Blog Entry Privacy after Big Data: Compilation of Early Research
by Saumyaa Naidu published Nov 12, 2016 last modified Nov 12, 2016 01:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Evolving data science, technologies, techniques, and practices, including big data, are enabling shifts in how the public and private sectors carry out their functions and responsibilities, deliver services, and facilitate innovative production and service models to emerge. In this compilation we have put together a series of articles that we have developed as we explore the impacts – positive and negative – of big data. This is a growing body of research that we are exploring and is relevant to multiple areas of our work including privacy and surveillance. Feedback and comments on the compilation are welcome and appreciated.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Developer team fixed vulnerabilities in Honorable PM's app and API
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 04, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The official app of Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, was found to contain a security flaw in 2015 that exposed millions of people's personal data. A few days ago a very similar flaw was reported again. This post by Bhavyanshu Parasher, who found the flaw and sought to get it fixed last year, explains the technical details behind the security vulnerability.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Comments on the Report of the Committee on Digital Payments (December 2016)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha published Jan 12, 2017 last modified Jan 12, 2017 12:32 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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 the "Medium Term Recommendations to Strengthen Digital Payments Ecosystem" on December 09, 2016. The report was made public on December 27, and comments were sought from the general public. Here are the comments submitted by the Centre for Internet and Society.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Marco Civil da Internet: Brazil’s ‘Internet Constitution’
by Geetha Hariharan published Apr 03, 2014 last modified Jun 19, 2014 10:38 AM — filed under: , , , ,
On March 25, 2014, Brazil's lower house of parliament passed bill no. 2126/2011, popularly known as Marco Civil da Internet. The Marco Civil is a charter of Internet user-rights and service provider responsibilities, committed to freedom of speech and expression, privacy, and accessibility and openness of the Internet. In this post, the author looks at the pros and cons of the bill.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Centre for Internet and Society joins the Dynamic Coalition for Platform Responsibility
by Jyoti Panday published Sep 23, 2014 last modified Oct 07, 2014 10:54 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has joined the multistakeholder cooperative engagement amidst stakeholders towards creating Due Diligence Recommendations for online platforms and Model Contractual Provisions to be enshrined in ToS. This blog provides a brief background of the role of dynamic coalitions within the IGF structure, establishes the need for the coalition and provides an update on the action plan and next steps for interested stakeholders.
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Blog Entry WSIS+10 High Level Event: A Bird's Eye Report
by Geetha Hariharan published Jun 20, 2014 last modified Jun 20, 2014 03:57 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The WSIS+10 High Level was organised by the ITU and collaborative UN entities on June 9-13, 2014. It aimed to evaluate the progress on implementation of WSIS Outcomes from Geneva 2003 and Tunis 2005, and to envision a post-2015 Development Agenda. Geetha Hariharan attended the event on CIS' behalf.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog