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History of the Internet: Building Conceptual Frameworks
by Nishant Shah published Dec 31, 2013 last modified Jan 08, 2014 07:56 AM — filed under:
In this module Nishant Shah analyses the understanding of the Internet, cyberspace and everyday life and why do we need to know the history of the internet.
Located in Telecom / Knowledge Repository on Internet Access
Blog Entry The Legal Validity of Internet Bans: Part II
by Geetha Hariharan and Padmini Baruah published Oct 08, 2015 — filed under: , , , , , ,
In recent months, there has been a spree of bans on access to Internet services in Indian states, for different reasons. The State governments have relied on Section 144, Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 to institute such bans. Despite a legal challenge, the Gujarat High Court found no infirmity in this exercise of power in a recent order. We argue that it is Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000, and the Website Blocking Rules, which set out the legal provision and procedure empowering the State to block access to the Internet (if at all it is necessary), and not Section 144, CrPC.
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
Blog Entry The Legal Validity of Internet Bans: Part I
by Geetha Hariharan and Padmini Baruah published Oct 08, 2015 last modified Oct 08, 2015 11:18 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
In recent months, there has been a spree of bans on access to Internet services in Indian states, for different reasons. The State governments have relied on Section 144, Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 to institute such bans. Despite a legal challenge, the Gujarat High Court found no infirmity in this exercise of power in a recent order. We argue that it is Section 69A of the Information Technology Act 2000, and the Website Blocking Rules, which set out the legal provision and procedure empowering the State to block access to the Internet (if at all it is necessary), and not Section 144, CrPC.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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
Internet Privacy in India
by Elonnai Hickok published Dec 31, 2013 last modified Jan 08, 2014 01:51 PM — filed under:
Internet privacy encompasses a wide range of issues and topics. It can be understood as privacy rights that an individual has online with respect to their data, and violations of the same that take place online. Given the dynamic nature of the online sphere, privacy concerns and issues are rapidly changing.
Located in Telecom / Knowledge Repository on Internet Access
Blog Entry TRAI Consultation on Differential Pricing for Data Services - Post-Open House Discussion Submission
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 30, 2016 last modified Mar 30, 2016 01:13 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society sent this submission to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) following the Open House Discussion on Differential Pricing of Data Services, held in Delhi on February 21, 2016.
Located in Telecom / Blog