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Blog Entry At the Heart of Crypto Investing, There is Tether. But Will its Promise Pan Out?
by Aman Nair published Jul 01, 2021 — filed under: , ,
The $18.5 million fine levied by the New York attorney general’s office earlier this year to settle a legal dispute, raises more questions than answers.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Advanced biometric technologies and new market entries tackle fraud, chase digital ID billions
by Chris Burt published Jun 28, 2021 — filed under: , , , ,
Amid forecasts of rapid growth and huge market potential, digital ID platforms launches by Techsign and Ping Identity, new services, features and even an investment fund have been launched.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Facebook launches India tech scholars programme for law students
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 26, 2021 — filed under: ,
Facebook India on Friday announced a new initiative - the Facebook India Tech Scholars (FITS) programme - for law students in the country.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
No such rule, but many vaccination centres are insisting on Aadhaar as proof
by Sreedevi Jayarajan published Jun 26, 2021 — filed under: ,
Radhika Radhakrishnan saw three words swimming before her as she inched closer to the hospital lobby.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry On the legality and constitutionality of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021
by Torsha Sarkar, Gurshabad Grover, Raghav Ahooja, Pallavi Bedi and Divyank Katira published Jun 21, 2021 last modified Jun 21, 2021 11:52 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This note examines the legality and constitutionality of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The analysis is consistent with previous work carried out by CIS on issues of intermediary liability and freedom of expression.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
New rules leave social media users vulnerable: Experts
by Krupa Joseph published Jun 14, 2021 — filed under: , ,
They analyse the implications of the government vs Twitter controversy on individual privacy
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Beyond Public Squares, Dumb Conduits, and Gatekeepers: The Need for a New Legal Metaphor for Social Media
by Amber Sinha published May 31, 2021 — filed under: ,
In the past few years, social networking sites have come to play a central role in intermediating the public’s access to and deliberation of information critical to a thriving democracy. In stark contrast to early utopian visions which imagined that the internet would create a more informed public, facilitate citizen-led engagement, and democratize media, what we see now is the growing association of social media platforms with political polarization and the entrenchment of racism, homophobia, and xenophobia.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
File Beyond Public Squares, Dumb Conduits, and Gatekeepers: The Need for a New Legal Metaphor for Social Media
by Amber Sinha published May 31, 2021 — filed under:
Located in Internet Governance / Files
Blog Entry Regulating Sexist Online Harassment as a Form of Censorship
by Amber Sinha published May 31, 2021 — filed under: , ,
This paper is part of a series under IT for Change’s project, Recognize, Resist, Remedy: Combating Sexist Hate Speech Online. The series, titled Rethinking Legal-Institutional Approaches to Sexist Hate Speech in India, aims to create a space for civil society actors to proactively engage in the remaking of online governance, bringing together inputs from legal scholars, practitioners, and activists. The papers reflect upon the issue of online sexism and misogyny, proposing recommendations for appropriate legal-institutional responses. The series is funded by EdelGive Foundation, India and International Development Research Centre, Canada.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
File Regulating Sexist Online Harassment: A Model of Online Harassment as a Form of Censorship
by Amber Sinha published May 31, 2021 — filed under: , ,
Located in Internet Governance / Files