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Blog Entry Report on the Sixth Privacy Roundtable Meeting, New Delhi
by Prachi Arya published Aug 30, 2013 last modified Aug 30, 2013 03:04 PM — filed under: , ,
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 2013, CIS has been holding Privacy Roundtables in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and DSCI, with the objective of gaining public feedback to the Privacy Protection Bill and other possible frameworks for privacy in India. The following is a report on the Sixth Privacy Roundtable held in New Delhi on August 24, 2013.
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Blog Entry Interview with Big Brother Watch on Privacy and Surveillance
by Maria Xynou published Oct 15, 2013 — filed under: , ,
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 should all "have something to hide"!
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Blog Entry Interview with the Tactical Technology Collective on Privacy and Surveillance
by Maria Xynou published Oct 18, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society recently interviewed Anne Roth from the Tactical Technology Collective in Berlin. View this interview and gain an insight on why we should all "have something to hide"!
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Blog Entry Report on the 2nd Privacy Round Table meeting
by Maria Xynou published Apr 24, 2013 last modified Jul 12, 2013 11:54 AM — filed under: , ,
This post entails a report on the second Privacy Round Table meeting which took place on 20th April 2013.
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Blog Entry Open Letter to Prevent the Installation of RFID tags in Vehicles
by Maria Xynou published Jun 27, 2013 last modified Jul 12, 2013 10:59 AM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has sent this open letter to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) to urge them not to intall RFID tags in vehicles in India.
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Blog Entry India's Central Monitoring System (CMS): Something to Worry About?
by Maria Xynou published Jan 30, 2014 last modified Feb 22, 2014 01:50 PM — filed under: , ,
In this article, Maria Xynou presents new information about India's controversial Central Monitoring System (CMS) based on official documents which were shared with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS). Read this article and gain an insight on how the CMS actually works!
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Blog Entry Moving Towards a Surveillance State
by Srinivas Atreya published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The cyberspace is a modern construct of communication and today, a large part of human activity takes place in cyberspace. It has become the universal platform where business is executed, discourse is conducted and personal information is exchanged. However, the underbelly of the internet is also seen to host activities and persons who are motivated by nefarious intent.
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Blog Entry How Surveillance Works in India
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: , ,
When the Indian government announced it would start a Centralized Monitoring System in 2009 to monitor telecommunications in the country, the public seemed unconcerned. When the government announced that the system, also known as C.M.S., commenced in April, the news didn’t receive much attention.
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Blog Entry Can India Trust Its Government on Privacy?
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
In response to criticisms of the Centralized Monitoring System, India’s new surveillance program, the government could contend that merely having the capability to engage in mass surveillance won’t mean that it will. Officials will argue that they will still abide by the law and will ensure that each instance of interception will be authorized.
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Blog Entry The National Privacy Roundtable Meetings
by Bhairav Acharya published Sep 19, 2013 last modified Mar 21, 2014 10:03 AM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society ("CIS"), the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ("FICCI"), the Data Security Council of India ("DSCI") and Privacy International are, in partnership, conducting a series of national privacy roundtable meetings across India from April to October 2013. The roundtable meetings are designed to discuss possible frameworks to privacy in India.
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