Note: The two year project with Privacy International and Society in Action Group was for 2010-2012.
- Our partnership with Privacy International, UK and Society in Action Group, Gurgaon for a two-year research project on Privacy in Asia has produced outputs in these areas:
Banking, Telecommunications, Consumer Protection, IT Act, Limitations, Copyright, Internet Protocol, Media, Sexual Minorities, UID
- Submitted seven open letters to the Parliamentary Finance Committee on the UID covering the following aspects:
SCOSTA standard, Centralized Database, Biometrics, Budget, Operational Design, Transactions, Deduplication
- Government of India through its various departments sought feedback on the policies listed below. We sent our feedback:
Privacy Approach Paper (22 November 2010), NIA Bill, (13 July 2010), IT Act (28 July 2009), National Policy on Electronics (1 November 2011), Cyber Café Rules (25 February 2011), Security Practices Rules (25 February 2011), Intermediary Due Diligence Rules (25 February 2011).
- Peer reviewed essays by Nishant Shah:
Material Cyborgs; Asserted Boundaries (European Journal of English Studies, Volume 12, Issue 2, 2008), Internet and Society in Asia: Challenges and Next Steps (Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Volume 11, Number 1, March 2010)
From 2013 to 2015 CIS is working with Privacy International on the Surveillance and Freedom: Global Understandings and Rights Development (SAFEGUARD) project. The SAFEGUARD project is directed at enhancing respect for the right to privacy in developing countries through research and engagement in national, regional and international policy dialogues by developing country researchers.
The specific objectives of the project are to:
- Generate evidence and analysis on national and regional-level privacy issues;
- Identify policy and legislative gaps and obstacles in targeted developing countries;
- Enable engagement in policy-making for greater protection and promotion of the right to privacy in the developing world;
- Engage with national, regional and international governmental bodies to promote research findings, and raise the profile of privacy issues in regional and international fora.