Centre for Internet & Society

Sunil Abraham | The online warrior

Sunil Abraham | The online warrior

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 12, 2014 04:04 PM

With a vision that combines free speech with digital privacy, this policymaker has redefined the role of the internet in society.

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We the goondas

We the goondas

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 04, 2014 03:06 PM

You can now be arrested in Karnataka even before you commit an offence under the IT Act. You could be in jail under the Goonda Act even if not guilty under the Indian Copyright Act. If govt thinks you are planning to send a 'lascivious' photo to a WhatsApp group, or forwarding a copyrighted song, you can be arrested.

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India’s dedicated Cryptology centre gets Rs. 115 crore funding

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 29, 2014 07:18 AM

Work on India's first dedicated cryptology centre – plans for which were first announced in June 2012 – will likely accelerate as the project has gained initial funding of Rs. 115 crore from the federal government, stepping up the nation's efforts to stay on top of an area critical to its military and financial interests.

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Information Influx Conference

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 28, 2014 06:31 AM

Malavika Jayaram was a speaker at the event organized by the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam from July 2 to 4, 2014.

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The trouble with trolls

The trouble with trolls

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 28, 2014 05:42 AM

Social networking sites give trolls the ability to hide their real identity and cause grief to others. Here is what you need to do if you face an online attack.

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ICT Awareness Program for Myanmar Parliamentarians in Yangon

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 29, 2014 09:37 AM

Myanmar ICT for Development Organization-MIDO conducted ICT policy training for multi- party parliamentarian representatives in Yangon on July 26 and 27, 2014. Sunil Abraham presented on Innovation Ecosystem and Thinking about Internet Regulation.

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Information & Communication Technology in Making a Healthy Information Society with special reference to use of ICTS in Educational Technology

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 18, 2014 09:06 AM

The Department of Computer Science, Andhra Loyola College in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science, Krishna University will be organizing a UGC-sponsored National Seminar on August 11 and 12, 2014 at Andhra Loyola College in Vijayawada.

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Terror recruiters target Indians on internet

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 18, 2014 06:57 AM

What's in a name? If it indicates your religious identity, then you could get trolled by strangers wanting to draw you in with videos on the importance of archaic customs and doctored accounts of world history.

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Living in a Fish Bowl

Living in a Fish Bowl

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 16, 2014 07:15 AM

Though India needs a comprehensive law on the right to privacy, it may not be ready for something as avant garde as the “right to be forgotten” on the Internet, argues Shuma Raha

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Rethinking Privacy: The Link between Florida v. Jardines and the Surveillance of Nature Films

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 28, 2014 05:51 AM

Bhairav Acharya gave a talk on "Rethinking Privacy" at an event organized by the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) on July 11, 2014.

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Best Practices Meet

by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 06, 2014 06:25 AM

The Best Practices Meet 2014 is being organized by DSCI at Hotel Leela Palace on July 9, 2014. Sunil Abraham will participate as a panelist at the event.

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COAI, Centre for Internet & Society to hold pan-India meetings on privacy issues

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 07, 2014 07:37 AM

In order to discuss possible legal frameworks to enable surveillance of voice and data communications in India, the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) along with the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) will hold seven roundtable meetings across the country in the coming weeks on privacy and surveillance issues.

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Cyber crimes shoot up 52% in India over last year

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 03, 2014 10:14 AM

There has been a sharp increase in the incidence of cyber crime in the country. The number of cases registered in 2013 under the IT Act has gone up by 52 per cent to 4,192 as against 2,761 in the previous year.

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Implications of post-Snowden Internet localization proposals

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 03, 2014 07:09 AM

The Ninth Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Meeting will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on 2-5 September 2014. The venue of the meeting is Lütfi Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC).

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Consultation to Frame Rules under the Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2014 08:03 AM

The National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI) and Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi (CCG at NLUD) invite you to a consultation to draft rules under the Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011.

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Commonwealth Domain Name System Forum 2014

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 03, 2014 09:27 AM

This event took place on 19 June 2014 from 09:00-17:30 BST at ICANN50 | London in the Viscount room. It was organized by the CTO, hosted by ICANN, and supported by Nominet and the Public Interest Registry.

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Research Advisory Network Meeting

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 03, 2014 06:39 AM

All sessions will take place at the OECD Headquarters, located at 2 Rue André Pascal, 75016, Paris, France. Sunil Abraham is participating in the event.

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Stay connected even when you go underground

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 04, 2014 03:15 PM

CMRL may soon start making arrangements to ensure good mobile connectivity on the underground stretch.

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Right to be forgotten poses a legal dilemma in India

Right to be forgotten poses a legal dilemma in India

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 09, 2014 10:02 AM

The “right to be forgotten” judgment has raised a controversy, while some argue that it upholds an individual’s privacy, others say it leaves a lot of room for interpretation.

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WSIS+10 High-Level Event: Open Consultation Process

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 04, 2014 10:14 AM

Jyoti Panday represented the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) at the WSIS+10 High-Level Event:Open Consultation Process held in Geneva from May 28 to 31, 2014.

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