Centre for Internet & Society

Iron out contradictions in the Digital India programme

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay

The Digital India initiative takes an ambitious 'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani' approach to develop communication infrastructure, government information systems, and general capacity to digitise public life in India. I of course use 'public life' in the sense of the wide sphere of interactions between people and public institutions.

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First draft of Technology Business Incubators: An Indian Perspective and Implementation Guidance Report

by Vidushi Marda

The Centre for Internet and Society presents the first draft of its analysis on technology business incubators("TBI") in India. The report prepared by Sunil Abraham, Vidushi Marda, Udbhav Tiwari and Anumeha Karnatak looks at operating procedures, success stories and lessons that can be learnt from TBIs in India.

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Aadhaar Number vs the Social Security Number

by Elonnai Hickok

This blog calls out the differences between the Aadhaar Number and the Social Security Number

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A Dissent Note to the Expert Committee for DNA Profiling

by Elonnai Hickok

The Centre for Internet and Society has participated in the Expert Committee for DNA Profiling constituted by the Department of Biotechnology in 2012 for the purpose of deliberating on and finalizing the draft Human DNA Profiling Bill and appreciates this opportunity. CIS respectively dissents from the January 2015 draft of the Bill.

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CIS Cybersecurity Series (Part 24) – Shantanu Ghosh

by Purba Sarkar

CIS interviews Shantanu Ghosh, Managing Director, Symantec Product Operations, India, as part of the Cybersecurity Series.

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Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age

by Geetha Hariharan and Jyoti Panday

The Centre for Internet & Society, the Observer Research Foundation, the Internet Policy Observatory, the Centre for Global Communication Studies and the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania organized this conference on April 21, 2015 in New Delhi.

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CIS Cybersecurity Series (Part 22) - Anonymous

by Purba Sarkar

CIS interviews a Tibetan security researcher and information activist, as part of the Cybersecurity Series. He prefers to remain anonymous.

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Regulatory Perspectives on Net Neutrality

by Pranesh Prakash

In this paper Pranesh Prakash gives an overview on why India needs to put in place net neutrality regulations, and the form that those regulations must take to avoid being over-regulation.

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Anti-Spam Laws in Different Jurisdictions: A Comparative Analysis

by Rakshanda Deka

This paper is divided into three sections. The first section puts forth a comparative table of the spam laws of five different countries - the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom - based on eight distinct parameters- jurisdiction of the legislation, definition of ‘spam’, understanding of consent, labelling requirements, types of senders covered, entities empowered to sue, exceptions made and penalties prescribed. The second section is a brief background of the problem of spam and it attempts to establish the context in which the paper is written. The third section is a critical analysis of the laws covered in the first section. In an effort to spot the various loopholes in these laws and suggest effective alternatives, this section points out the distinctions between the various legislations and discusses briefly their respective advantages and disadvantages.

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The generation of e-Emergency

by Sunil Abraham

The next generation of censorship technology is expected to be ‘real-time content manipulation’ through ISPs and Internet companies.

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