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The Dangers Of Aadhaar-Based Payments That No One Is Talking About
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2017 last modified Jan 17, 2017 02:39 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Less than three months ago, India’s banking sector was hit by a data breach which compromised 32 lakh debit cards and led to fraudulent transactions worth Rs 1.3 crore.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
The soon-to-be launched Aadhaar Pay will let you make purchases using your fingerprint
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 16, 2017 — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Paying for your groceries and other goods by using your biometrics instead of an e-wallet, debit card or cash seems to be the next phase in the Centre’s ambitious push to shift the country to a “less cash” economy, as its mandarins term it.
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Millions of Indians move from cash to digital payments. But some ask whether it’s safe
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 16, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Minutes after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began an ambitious new mobile-phone-payment application in December, several clones of the app popped up at Android smartphone stores.
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Blog Entry Global Governance Futures 2027 - Session 3, New Delhi
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jan 15, 2017 — filed under: , , , ,
The Global Governance Futures program (GGF) initiated by Global Public Policy Institute and supported by Robert Bosch Stiftung brings together young professionals to look ahead ten years and recommend ways to address global challenges. Sumandro Chattapadhyay will join Ankhi Das (Facebook) and Arun Mohan Sukumar (Observer Research Foundation) on Tuesday, January 17, to discuss the "data governance" scenarios developed by the GGF 2027 Fellows.
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Blog Entry Social Media Monitoring
by Amber Sinha published Jan 13, 2017 last modified Jan 16, 2017 02:23 PM — filed under: , ,
We see a trend of social media and communication monitoring and surveillance initiatives in India which have the potential to create a chilling effect on free speech online and raises question about the privacy of individuals. In this paper, Amber Sinha looks at social media monitoring as a tool for surveillance, the current state of social media surveillance in India, and evaluate how the existing regulatory framework in India may deal with such practices in future.
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Blog Entry Comments on the Proposed ICANN Community Anti-Harassment Policy
by Padma Venkataraman, Rohini Lakshané, Sampada Nayak and Vidushi Marda published Jan 13, 2017 — filed under: ,
ICANN sought community input on the Proposed ICANN Community Anti-Harassment Policy on 7 November 2016. In response to this the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) submitted its comments.
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Blog Entry Comments on the Report of the Committee on Digital Payments (December 2016)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha published Jan 12, 2017 last modified Jan 12, 2017 12:32 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Committee on Digital Payments constituted by the Ministry of Finance and chaired by Ratan P. Watal, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog, submitted its report on the "Medium Term Recommendations to Strengthen Digital Payments Ecosystem" on December 09, 2016. The report was made public on December 27, and comments were sought from the general public. Here are the comments submitted by the Centre for Internet and Society.
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Myanmar Digital Rights Forum proposes a path away from 66(d)
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 10, 2017 — filed under:
More than 55 representatives from technology companies, government, media and civil society organizations gathered at the innovation lab Phandeeyar to participate in the Myanmar Digital Rights Forum this morning. The two-day event was organized to address critical digital rights challenges in Myanmar.
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Blog Entry New Media, personalisation and the role of algorithms
by Amber Sinha published Jan 02, 2017 last modified Jan 16, 2017 07:20 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
In his much acclaimed book, The Filter Bubble, Eli Pariser explains how personalisation of services on the web works and laments that they are creating individual bubbles for each user, which run counter to the idea of the Internet as an inherently open place. While Pariser’s book looks at the practices of various large companies providing online services, he briefly touches upon the role of new media such as search engines and social media portals in new curation. Building upon Pariser’s unexplored argument, this article looks at the impact of algorithmic decision-making and Big Data in the context of news reporting and curation.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Mapping of Sections in India’s MLAT Agreements
by Leilah Elmokadem and Saumyaa Naidu published Dec 31, 2016 — filed under: , , , , ,
This set of infographics by Leilah Elmokadem and Saumyaa Naidu maps out and compares the various sections that exist in the 39 MLATs (mutual legal assistance treaty) between India and other countries. An MLAT is an agreement between two or more countries, drafted for the purpose of gathering and exchanging information in an effort to enforce public or criminal laws.
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