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Blog Entry ‘Techplomacy’ and the negotiation of AI standards for the Indo-Pacific
by Arindrajit Basu published Oct 21, 2022 — filed under: ,
Researchers at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute have partnered with the Centre for Internet and Society (Bengaluru) to produce a ‘techplomacy guide’ on negotiating AI standards for stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific.
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Blog Entry Demystifying Data Breaches in India
by Pawan Singh published Oct 17, 2022 — filed under: , , , ,
Despite the rate at which data breaches occur and are reported in the media, there seems to be little information about how and when they are resolved. This post examines the discourse on data breaches in India with respect to their historical forms, with a focus on how the specific terminology to describe data security incidents has evolved in mainstream news media reportage.
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Blog Entry Getting the (Digital) Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Right
by Arindrajit Basu published Oct 03, 2022 — filed under: , , ,
On the eve of the Tokyo Quad Summit in May 2022, President Biden unveiled the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), visualising cooperation across the Indo-Pacific based on four pillars: trade; supply chains; clean energy, decarbonisation and infrastructure; and tax and anti-corruption. Galvanised by the US, the other 13 founding members of the IPEF are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The first official in-person Ministerial meeting was held in Los Angeles on 9 September 2022.
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Blog Entry NHA Data Sharing Guidelines – Yet Another Policy in the Absence of a Data Protection Act
by Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi published Sep 29, 2022 — filed under: , , ,
In July this year, the National Health Authority (NHA) released the NHA Data Sharing Guidelines for the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PM-JAY) just two months after publishing the draft Health Data Management Policy.
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Blog Entry Surveillance Enabling Identity Systems in Africa: Tracing the Fingerprints of Aadhaar
by Shruti Trikanad and Vrinda Bhandari published Aug 09, 2022 — filed under: , , ,
Biometric identity systems are being introduced around the world with a focus on promoting human development and social and economic inclusion, rather than previous goals of security. As a result, these systems being encouraged in developing countries, particularly in Africa and Asia, sometimes with disastrous consequences.
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Blog Entry Deployment of Digital Health Policies and Technologies: During Covid-19
by Pallavi Bedi published Jul 21, 2022 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
In the last twenty years or so, the Indian government has adopted several digital mechanisms to deliver services to its citizens.
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Blog Entry What Are The Consumer Protection Concerns With Crypto-Assets?
by Aman Nair and Vipul Kharbanda published Jul 18, 2022 — filed under: , ,
Existing consumer protection regulations are not sufficient to cover the extent of protection that a crypto-investor would require.
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Blog Entry Comments to the draft amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021
by Anamika Kundu, Digvijay Chaudhary, Divyansha Sehgal, Isha Suri and Torsha Sarkar published Jul 07, 2022 — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) presented its comments on the draft amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (‘the rules’), which were released on 6 June, 2022 for public comments.
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Blog Entry The Government’s Increased Focus on Regulating Non-Personal Data: A Look at the Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy
by Digvijay Chaudhary and Anamika Kundu published Jun 30, 2022 — filed under: , , ,
Digvijay Chaudhary and Anamika Kundu wrote an article on the National Data Governance Framework Policy. It was edited by Shweta Mohandas.
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Blog Entry Making Voices Heard
by Shweta Mohandas published Jun 27, 2022 — filed under: , , , , , ,
We are happy to announce the launch of our final report on the study ‘Making Voices Heard: Privacy, Inclusivity, and Accessibility of Voice Interfaces in India. The study was undertaken with support from the Mozilla Corporation.
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