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Blog Entry Surveillance Technologies
by Elonnai Hickok published Apr 05, 2011 last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:40 AM — filed under: ,
The following post briefly looks at different surveillance technologies, and the growing use of the them in India.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
Blog Entry Interview with Mr. Reijo Aarnio - Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman
by Maria Xynou published Jul 19, 2013 — filed under: ,
Maria Xynou recently interviewed Mr. Reijo Aarnio, the Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman, at the CIS' 5th Privacy Round Table. View this interview and gain an insight on recommendations for better data protection in India!
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Parsing the Cyber Security Policy
by Chinmayi Arun published Jul 22, 2013 — filed under: , ,
An effective cyber-security policy must keep up with the rapid evolution of technology, and must never become obsolete. The standard-setting and review bodies will therefore need to be very nimble, says Chinmayi Arun.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry You Have the Right to Remain Silent
by Nishant Shah published Jul 22, 2013 last modified Jul 22, 2013 06:59 AM — filed under: , , ,
Reflecting upon the state of freedom of speech and expression in India, in the wake of the shut-down of the political satire website narendramodiplans.com.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Snooping technology: Will CMS work in India?
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 22, 2013 — filed under: ,
The Indian government plans to spend $132 million on setting up its brand new Central Monitoring System this year.
Located in News & Media
Data protection experts slam state for sending mass SMSes
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 27, 2012 — filed under: ,
Experts in the field of data protection, privacy law and media have criticised the West Bengal government's mass SMS sent to individuals, companies and media houses through private mobile networks last Friday. Lara Choksey reports this in an article published in the Statesman on March 25, 2012.
Located in News & Media
UN agrees to review agencies governing Internet
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Although India’s proposal has been criticized as an effort to control the Net, govt says this will ensure it has more say in policymaking.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry No Civil Society Members in the Cyber Regulations Advisory Committee
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 09, 2013 last modified Jan 09, 2013 05:56 PM — filed under: , ,
The Government of India has taken our advice and reconstituted the Cyber Regulations Advisory Commitee. But there is no representation of Internet users, citizens, and consumers — only government and industry interests.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Smart Cities in India: An Overview
by Vanya Rakesh published Dec 21, 2015 last modified Jan 11, 2016 01:30 AM — filed under: , ,
The Government of India is in the process of developing 100 smart cities in India which it sees as the key to the country's economic and social growth. This blog post gives an overview of the Smart Cities project currently underway in India. The smart cities mission in India is at a nascent stage and an evolving area for research. The Centre for Internet and Society will continue work in this area.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Start-up India turns the heat on Facebook Free Basics
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 29, 2015 — filed under: , ,
Facebook launched its "Save Free Basics" campaign last week, asking users to support "digital equality" in India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media