Centre for Internet & Society

DIDP Request #9 - Exactly how involved is ICANN in the NETmundial Initiative?

by Asvatha Babu

The importance and relevance of knowing ICANN’s involvement in the NETmundial Initiative cannot be overstated.

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DIDP Request #10 - ICANN does not know how much each RIR contributes to its Budget

by Asvatha Babu

In an effort to understand the relationship between the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) and ICANN, we requested current and historical information on the contract fees paid by the five RIRs (AfriNIC, ARIN, APNIC, LACNIC and RIPE NCC) to ICANN annually.

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One Pokémon to Rule Them All

by Nishant Shah

America’s head start on the augmented reality game Pokémon Go shows that the interweb is not an egalitarian space.

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The Gay Pride Charade

by Nishant Shah

For most of the milllenials, news is formed by trends, what goes viral, and often open to speculation, projection, manipulation and deceit.

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No, India did NOT oppose the United Nations move to “make internet access a human right”

by Pranesh Prakash and Japreet Grewal

Last Friday, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a resolution titled “The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet.”

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Trans Pacific Partnership and Digital 2 Dozen: Implications for Data Protection and Digital Privacy

by Shubhangi Heda

In this essay, Shubhangi Heda explores the concerns related to data protection and digital privacy under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement signed recently between United States of America and eleven countries located around the pacific ocean region, across South America, Australia, and Asia. TPP is a free trade agreement (FTA) that emphasises, among other things, the need for liberalising global digital economy. The essay also analyses the critical document titled ‘Digital 2 Dozen’ (D2D), which compiles the key action items within TPP addressing liberalisation of digital economy, and sets up the relevant goals for the member nations.

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Big Data Governance Frameworks for 'Data Revolution for Sustainable Development'

by Meera Manoj

A key component of the process to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is the call for a global 'data revolution' to better understand, monitor, and implement development interventions. Recently there has been several international proposals to use big data, along with reconfigured national statistical systems, to operationalise this 'data revolution for sustainable development.' This analysis by Meera Manoj highlights the different models of collection, management, sharing, and governance of global development data that are being discussed.

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CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation on Free Data

by Pranesh Prakash

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) held a consultation on Free Data, for which CIS sent in the following comments.

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Jurisdiction: The Taboo Topic at ICANN

by Pranesh Prakash

The "IANA Transition" that is currently underway is a sham since it doesn't address the most important question: that of jurisdiction. This article explores why the issue of jurisdiction is the most important question, and why it remains unaddressed.

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