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Snooping technology: Will CMS work in India?
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 22, 2013 — filed under: ,
The Indian government plans to spend $132 million on setting up its brand new Central Monitoring System this year.
Located in News & Media
Data protection experts slam state for sending mass SMSes
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 27, 2012 — filed under: ,
Experts in the field of data protection, privacy law and media have criticised the West Bengal government's mass SMS sent to individuals, companies and media houses through private mobile networks last Friday. Lara Choksey reports this in an article published in the Statesman on March 25, 2012.
Located in News & Media
UN agrees to review agencies governing Internet
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 31, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Although India’s proposal has been criticized as an effort to control the Net, govt says this will ensure it has more say in policymaking.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry No Civil Society Members in the Cyber Regulations Advisory Committee
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 09, 2013 last modified Jan 09, 2013 05:56 PM — filed under: , ,
The Government of India has taken our advice and reconstituted the Cyber Regulations Advisory Commitee. But there is no representation of Internet users, citizens, and consumers — only government and industry interests.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Smart Cities in India: An Overview
by Vanya Rakesh published Dec 21, 2015 last modified Jan 11, 2016 01:30 AM — filed under: , ,
The Government of India is in the process of developing 100 smart cities in India which it sees as the key to the country's economic and social growth. This blog post gives an overview of the Smart Cities project currently underway in India. The smart cities mission in India is at a nascent stage and an evolving area for research. The Centre for Internet and Society will continue work in this area.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Start-up India turns the heat on Facebook Free Basics
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 29, 2015 — filed under: , ,
Facebook launched its "Save Free Basics" campaign last week, asking users to support "digital equality" in India.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Millions of Indians Slam Facebook's ‘Free Basics’ App
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Dec 30, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
It has been less than two months since the nationwide launch of the Free Basics app in India. The smart phone application (formerly known as Internet.org) offers free access to Facebook, Facebook-owned products like WhatsApp, and a select suite of other websites for users who do not pay for mobile data plans.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Eight Key Privacy Events in India in the Year 2015
by Amber Sinha published Dec 31, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2016 05:43 AM — filed under: ,
As the year draws to a close, we are enumerating some of the key privacy related events in India that transpired in 2015. Much like the last few years, this year, too, was an eventful one in the context of privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Ground Zero Summit
by Amber Sinha published Dec 22, 2015 last modified Jan 03, 2016 06:06 AM — filed under: ,
The Ground Zero Summit which claims to be the largest collaborative platform in Asia for cyber-security was held in New Delhi from 5th to 8th November. The conference was organised by the Indian Infosec Consortium (IIC), a not for profit organisation backed by the Government of India. Cyber security experts, hackers, senior officials from the government and defence establishments, senior professionals from the industry and policymakers attended the event.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Facebook’s Free Basics Shuts Down In Egypt, Continuing Troubled Run
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 03, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The report was published by TV Newsroom on January 1, 2016. Pranesh Prakash gave inputs.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media