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Blog Entry State of Digital Rights in India (Delhi, March 24)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 23, 2017 last modified Mar 23, 2017 04:50 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi and the Internet Freedom Foundation, in association with Access Now, are hosting a discussion on The State of Digital Rights in India on March 24, 2017 (Friday) from 6.00 pm onwards at Lecture Room-I, India International Centre- Annexe, New Delhi. Sumandro Chattapadhyay will participate in the concluding panel discussion.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Benefits, Harms, Rights and Regulation: A Survey of Literature on Big Data
by Amber Sinha, Vanya Rakesh, Vidushi Marda and Geethanjali Jujjavarapu published Mar 23, 2017 — filed under: ,
This survey draws upon a range of literature including news articles, academic articles, and presentations and seeks to disaggregate the potential benefits and harms of big data, organising them into several broad categories that reflect the existing scholarly literature. The survey also recognises the non-technical big data regulatory options which are in place as well as those which have been proposed by various governments, civil society groups and academics.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Comments on Information Technology (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules, 2017
by Amber Sinha published Mar 23, 2017 — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society submitted comments on the Information Technology (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules, 2017. The comments were prepared by Udbhav Tiwari, Pranesh Prakash, Abhay Rana, Amber Sinha and Sunil Abraham.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Privacy concerns multiply for Aadhaar, India’s national biometric identity registry
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 22, 2017 last modified Mar 22, 2017 02:38 PM — filed under: , ,
The largest and most sophisticated biometric identity system of any country in the world, India’s Aadhaar, is sparking new fears that the personal data it stores on more than 1.1 billion people could be vulnerable to exploitation.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
No ID, no benefits: thousands could lose lifeline under India’s biometric scheme
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 21, 2017 last modified Mar 22, 2017 02:27 PM — filed under: , ,
Controversial Aadhaar card restricts fundamental rights, argue critics, limiting access to free school meals and exposing 1 billion people to privacy risks.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
EVMs: How transparent is the Indian election process?
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 17, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) have become a bone of contention after the results of the Assembly elections in five states were declared last Saturday and the BSP president Mayawati alleged tampering. The Congress party and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have called for a probe into her allegation. Social media too is abuzz with messages and videos showing how the machines can be allegedly manipulated to sway the votes in favour of a particular candidate.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Nasscom chief saying full data protection isn’t possible should wake us from our digital slumber
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 17, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Considering India is rapidly moving towards a digital economy, the hurdles not withstanding, data and identity security are topics which have to be taken very seriously. Since the demonetisation, a large part of the population who would never bother with digital transactions has suddenly come online. But there is no such thing as complete security of personal data, according to Nasscom chief R Chandrashekhar.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
AI for Social Good
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 15, 2017 — filed under:
AI in Asia event was organised by the Digital Asia Hub on March 6 and 7, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. The event partners were Waseda University, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, NICT, NTT and the Japan Society of Information and Communication Research. Udbhav Tiwari attended the event.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Essentials of building internet tools for inclusion
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 14, 2017 — filed under:
A talk jointly proposed by Chinmayi SK and Rohini Lakshané was selected for the Internet Freedom Festival held at Valencia, Spain from March 6 to 10, 2017. The talk held on March 6, 2017 was jointly organized by Random Hacks of Kindness, The Bachchao Project, and the Centre for Internet and Society.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
The 12-digit conundrum
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 14, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Even as the Centre plans to link as many as 500 schemes to Aadhaar, concerns over data safety are rising. Richa Mishra reports.
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