Centre for Internet & Society

Essentials of building internet tools for inclusion

by Prasad Krishna - Valencia, Spain

A talk jointly proposed by Chinmayi SK and Rohini Lakshané was selected for the Internet Freedom Festival held at Valencia, Spain from March 6 to 10, 2017. The talk held on March 6, 2017 was jointly organized by Random Hacks of Kindness, The Bachchao Project, and the Centre for Internet and Society.

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Rankathon on Digital Rights (Delhi, January 08)

by Amber Sinha - CIS Office, First floor, B 1/8, Hauz Khas, near G Block market, New Delhi, 110016

Please join us on Sunday, January 08, at the CIS office in Hauz Khas, Delhi, for a rankathon to visualise, and contribute to the findings of the Ranking Digital Rights study, and critique the underlying methodology. The event will begin at 10:00 in the morning and participants can focus on one or more of three kinds of tasks: 1) visualising the CIS and Ranking Digital Rights data, 2) evaluating additional companies using the RDR methodology, and 3) evaluating the RDR methodology and its suitability for independent use.

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Discussion on Ranking Digital Rights in India (Delhi, January 07)

by Amber Sinha - India Islamic Cultural Centre, 87-88, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, 110003

Towards developing an understanding of how Indian ICT companies are recognising and upholding digital rights of their users, and to raise public awareness about the same, the Center for Internet and Society (CIS), with the support of Privacy International, has studied 8 Indian ICT companies, using the same methodology as the 2015 Corporate Accountability Index, to gain greater insight into company practices and initiate public dialogues. Please join us on Saturday, January 07, at the India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi, for a presentation of our findings followed by an open structured discussion on the methodology and implications of the study.

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Multistakeholder Consultation on Encryption

by Prasad Krishna - TERI-Bengaluru, 4th Main, Domlur II Stage, Bengaluru - 560 071, Karnataka

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) in collaboration with ORF and Takshashila Institution is organizing a Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on Encryption on December 17, 2016 at TERI in Bengaluru.

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Workshop on Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age (Delhi, November 14-15)

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay - United Service Institution of India, Delhi

IT for Change, along with Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) and National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI), is organising a two day workshop on ‘Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age’. The workshop will focus on evolving a comprehensive policy approach to data based governance and digital democracy, grounded in a rights and social justice framework. It will be held at the United Service Institution of India, Delhi, during November 14-15, 2016. The CIS team to participate in the workshop includes Sumandro Chattapadhyay (speaker), Amber Sinha (speaker), Vanya Rakesh (participant), and Himadri Chatterjee (participant).

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Workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data' (Delhi, November 12)

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay - Centre for the Study of Developing Societies 29, Rajpur Road, Civil Lines, Delhi 110054

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Sarai programme, CSDS, invite you to a workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data: What Changes? What should Change?' on Saturday, November 12. This workshop aims to build a dialogue around some of the key government-led big data initiatives in India and elsewhere that are contributing significant new challenges and concerns to the ongoing debates on the right to privacy. It is an open event. Please register to participate.

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Workshop on Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms, and Human Rights (Delhi, October 01)

by Vanya Rakesh - The Maple Room, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, 110003

CIS welcomes you to participate in the workshop we are organising on Saturday, October 01 at India Habitat Centre, Delhi, to discuss benefits, harms, and human rights implications of big data technologies, and explore potential research questions. A quick RSVP will be much appreciated.

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UIDAI and Welfare Services: Exclusion and Countermeasures (Bangalore, August 27)

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay - Institution of Agricultural Technologists No. 15, Queen’s Road, Bangalore, 560052

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) invites you to a one day workshop, on Saturday, August 27, 2016, to discuss, raise awareness of, and devise countermeasures to exclusion due to implementation of UID-based verification for and distribution of welfare services. We look forward to making this a forum for knowledge exchange and a learning opportunity for our friends and colleagues.

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Stand up for Digital Rights

by Prasad Krishna - The Centre for Internet & Society, First Floor, B 1/8, Hauz Khas, Delhi 110016

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) invites you to a discussion on a set of Recommendations for Ethical Research, a report on human rights and private online intermediaries which describes key areas where such actors have responsibilities. The discussion is on coming Friday, July 29, 2016 at the Centre for Internet & Society's Delhi office from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

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Stand up for Digital Rights

by Elonnai Hickok - Centre for Internet & Society, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur, 2nd Stage, Bangalore 560071

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) invites you to a discussion on a set of recommendations for Ethical Tech, a report on human rights and private online intermediaries which describes key areas where such actors have responsibilities. The event will be held at CIS office in Bangalore on June 15, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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