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Analysis: Data Protection in India - Getting It Right
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 28, 2017 — filed under: ,
Indian Government Plans Ambitious Data Protection Legislation Rollout by October
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Now, Aadhaar details displayed in Mizoram too
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Contrary to the Centre’s assurances, government websites are revealing digital details of the poor, leaving them vulnerable to financial frauds and identity theft.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Stop the Haphazard Internet Shutdown Says MP Jay Panda
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 27, 2017 — filed under:
In just one year India lost $968M due to Internet shutdowns; “Cops may not be the right decision makers when it comes to imposing what is a digital curfew,” added an entrepreneur journalist.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 27 Meetings
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 27, 2017 — filed under:
Udbhav Tiwari represented the Centre for Internet & Society in a series of meetings held at University of Waikato and Novotel in Hamilton, New Zealand between April 18 and 25, 2017.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India bans social media in Kashmir for one month
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter in an effort to calm tensions in the disputed region.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Internet Shutdowns in 2016
by Japreet Grewal published Apr 27, 2017 — filed under:
An internet shutdown is an intentional disruption of internet or electronic communications, rendering them inaccessible or effectively unusable, for a specific population or within a location, often to exert control over the flow of information.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Aadhaar: A widening net
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 22, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
As India makes Aadhaar compulsory for a range of services, concerns about potential data breaches remain more than six years after the govt started building the world’s largest biometric identification system.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Sunil Abraham: Honorary steward September 2017
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 20, 2017 — filed under:
Shuttleworth Foundation has announced Sunil Abraham as Honorary Steward for its September 2017 fellowship round.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Regulating Bitcoin in India
by Vipul Kharbanda published Apr 20, 2017 — filed under: , , , , ,
The article discusses the possible contours of future bitcoin regulation in India. Bitcoin, often considered a ‘notorious’ virtual currency limited only to techies or speculators, is currently fighting a battle to become a bona fide mainstream means of exchange.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
11th Meeting of Information Systems Security Sectional Committee (LITD 17)
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 19, 2017 — filed under: , ,
Udbhav Tiwari represented CIS at this meeting organized by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) at Manak Bhavan, New Delhi on April 13, 2017.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media