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Blog Entry DoT Blocks Domain Sites — But Reasons and Authority Unclear
by Smitha Krishna Prasad published Nov 21, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Earlier this year, ISPs such as Airtel and MTNL blocked a number of domain sites including BuyDomains, Fabulous Domains and Sedo.co.uk. Whereas the Indian Government and courts have previously issued orders blocking websites, these actions have generally been attributed to issues such as posting of inflammatory content or piracy of copyrighted material. However, the reasoning behind blocking domain marketplaces such as the above mentioned sites is not clear.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Amnesty International calls for review of 66A of IT act
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: ,
The review seeks to bring the Act in line with international human rights law standards on freedom of expression.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Section 66-A, Information Technology Act, 2000: Cases
by Snehashish Ghosh published Dec 03, 2012 last modified Dec 06, 2012 09:20 AM — filed under: , ,
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.
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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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 Conference on the Digitalization of the Indian Legal System
by Leilah Elmokadem published Nov 16, 2016 — filed under: , ,
On Legal Services Day, November 9, 2016, LegalDesk.com collaborated with iSPIRT to host a conference on the “Digitalization of the Indian Legal System”. The event invited prominent speakers to present their organizations’ work and to participate in a panel discussion followed by a Q&A period for the audience.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Reply to RTI filed with BSNL regarding Network Neutrality and Throttling
by Tarun Krishnakumar published Dec 22, 2014 last modified Dec 22, 2014 02:45 PM — filed under: , , ,
As part of its work on Network Neutrality, the Centre for Internet and Society through Tarun Krishnakumar had filed a Right To Information (RTI) application with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL), a state-owned teleco holding a market share of 65 per cent in the Indian land line and broadband markets — regarding its position on and adherence to Network Neutrality principles.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
‘The IT Act is fine, but its interpretation is not’
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 21, 2012 — filed under: ,
Several organisations such as the Alternate Law Forum and Centre for Internet and Society are campaigning to amend the IT Act 2000. However, SV Raghavan, scientific secretary, office of PSA to the government of India, stated that the law in place is fine but the stakeholders need to be educated on implementing it better.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry One. Zero.
by Nishant Shah published Sep 17, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:50 AM — filed under: , ,
The digital world is the world of twos. All our complex interactions, emotional negotiations, business transactions, social communication and political subscriptions online can be reduced to a string of 1s and 0s, as machines create the networks for the human beings to speak. So sophisticated is this network of digital infrastructure that we forget how our languages of connection are constantly being transcribed in binary code, allowing for the information to be transmitted across the web.
Located in Digital Natives
Blog Entry ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 Working Group Meetings - A Summary
by Vanya Rakesh published Dec 16, 2016 — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet & Society attended the ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 Working Group Meetings from 22 to 27 October 2016 in Abu Dhabi at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog