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Blog Entry Privacy Gaps in India's Digital India Project
by Anisha Gupta and Edited by Amber Sinha published Feb 21, 2017 — filed under: ,
This paper seeks to assess the privacy protections under 15 e-governance schemes: Soil Health Card, Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS), Project Panchdeep, U-Dise, Electronic Health Records, NHRM Smart Card, MyGov, eDistricts, Mobile Seva, Digi Locker, eSign framework for Aadhaar, Passport Seva, PayGov, National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP), and Aadhaar.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Big Data in Governance in India: Case Studies
by Amber Sinha, Vanya Rakesh and Vidushi Marda and Edited by Elonnai Hickok, Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Sunil Abraham published Feb 19, 2017 last modified Feb 21, 2017 01:34 PM — filed under: ,
This research seeks to understand the most effective way of researching Big Data in the Global South. Towards this goal, the research planned for the development of a Global South big data Research Network that identifies the potential opportunities and harms of big data in the Global South and possible policy solutions and interventions.
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No Genie At Your Fingertips
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 16, 2017 last modified Feb 16, 2017 04:02 PM — filed under: , ,
Aadhaar biometrics will now enable cashless shopping sans card and smartphone. A look at the hopes and fears.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Digital illusions
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 16, 2017 — filed under: , ,
The Watal Committee’s report presents the government with an impossible road map to a cashless nirvana.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India's Aadhaar with biometric details of its billion citizens is making experts uncomfortable
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 14, 2017 — filed under: , ,
"Indians in general have yet to understand the meaning and essence of privacy," says Member of Parliament, Tathagata Satpathy.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Surveillance in India: Policy and Practice
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2017 last modified Feb 13, 2017 02:08 PM — filed under: ,
The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy organized a public seminar on surveillance in India on February 9, 2017 in New Delhi. Pranesh Prakash gave a talk.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Indian public concerned about fingerprint payment scheme
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 12, 2017 — filed under: ,
The Guardian is reporting that a prominent think tank has found that the prospect of using fingerprint authentication for everyday payments is raising privacy concerns among the Indian public.
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Blog Entry Ranking Digital Rights in India
by Divij Joshi and Aditya Chawla published Feb 12, 2017 — filed under: ,
This report is a study of five Indian telecommunication companies (Tata Communications Ltd., Reliance Communications Limited, Aircel Limited, Vodafone India Private Limited and Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited) and three Indian online service providers (Hike Messenger, Shaadi.com and Rediff.com). The report is an attempt to evaluate the practices and policies of companies which provide internet infrastructure or internet services, and are integral intermediaries to the everyday experience of the internet in India.
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Blog Entry Vidhi Doshi - Fingerprint Payments Prompt Privacy Fears in India (The Guardian)
by Vidhi Doshi published Feb 10, 2017 last modified Feb 13, 2017 09:21 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This article by Vidhi Doshi on the use of Aadhaar-based payments by private companies in India was published by The Guardian on February 09, 2017. Sumandro Chattapadhyay is quoted in the article.
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Blog Entry Survey on Data Protection Regime
by Aditi Chaturvedi and Elonnai Hickok published Feb 10, 2017 last modified Feb 10, 2017 10:47 AM — filed under: , , , ,
We request you to take part in this survey aimed at understanding how various organisations view the changes in the Data Protection Regime in the European Union. Recently the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 was passed, which shall replace the present Data Protection Directive DPD 95/46/EC. This step is likely to impact the way of working for many organisations. We are grateful for your voluntary contribution to our research, and all information shared by you will be used for the purpose of research only. Questions that personally identify you are not mandatory and will be kept strictly confidential.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog