Centre for Internet & Society

Aadhaar Case: Beyond Privacy, An Issue of Bodily Integrity

by Amber Sinha and Aradhya Sethia

The insertion of Section 139AA in the Income Tax Act has been challenged and is being heard by a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court.

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Internet Shutdowns in 2016

by Japreet Grewal

An internet shutdown is an intentional disruption of internet or electronic communications, rendering them inaccessible or effectively unusable, for a specific population or within a location, often to exert control over the flow of information.

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Killing of Yameen Rasheed Reveals Worsening Human Rights Situation in the Maldives

by Pranesh Prakash

A courageous liberal blogger in the Maldives was murdered for his words. The international community needs to act.

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Regulating Bitcoin in India

by Vipul Kharbanda

The article discusses the possible contours of future bitcoin regulation in India. Bitcoin, often considered a ‘notorious’ virtual currency limited only to techies or speculators, is currently fighting a battle to become a bona fide mainstream means of exchange.

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Brainstorming Session on the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS 2017)

by Japreet Grewal

I attended a brainstorming session on the Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017 on April 12, 2017 at Electronics Niketan that was organised by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. The Global Conference on Cyber Space was first held in London in 2011. Thereafter, it was held in Budapest (2012), Seoul (2013) and the Hague (2015).

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Privacy in the Age of Big Data

by Amber Sinha

Personal data is freely accessible, shared and even sold, and those to whom this information belongs have little control over its flow.

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It’s the technology, stupid

by Sunil Abraham

Eleven reasons why the Aadhaar is not just non-smart but also insecure.

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Right to be Forgotten: A Tale of Two Judgements

by Amber Sinha

In the last few months, there have been contrasting judgments from two Indian high courts, Karnataka and Gujarat, on matters relating to the right to be forgotten. The two high courts heard pleas on issues to do the right of individuals to have either personal information redacted from the text of judgments available online or removal of such judgment from publically available sources.

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Aadhaar marks a fundamental shift in citizen-state relations: From ‘We the People’ to ‘We the Government’

by Pranesh Prakash

Your fingerprints, iris scans, details of where you shop. Compulsory Aadhaar means all this data is out there. And it’s still not clear who can view or use it.

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Analysis of Key Provisions of the Aadhaar Act Regulations

by Amber Sinha

In exercise of their powers under of the powers conferred by Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016, (Aadhaar Act) the UIDAI has come out with a set of five regulations in late 2016 last year. In this policy brief, we look at the five regulations, their key provisions and highlight point out the unresolved, issues, unaddressed, and created issues as result of these regulations.

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