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Beyond Access as Inclusion
by Anja Kovacs published Aug 31, 2010 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:29 AM — filed under: , , ,
On 13 September, the day before the fifth Internet Governance Forum opens, CIS is coorganising in Vilnius a meeting on Internet governance and human rights. One of the main aims of this meeting is to call attention to the crucial, yet in Internet governance often neglected, indivisibility of rights. In this blog post, Anja Kovacs uses this lens to illustrate how it can broaden as well reinvigorate our understanding of what remains one of the most pressing issues in Internet governance in developing countries to this day: that of access to the Internet.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Cybercrime and Privacy
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 31, 2010 last modified Sep 14, 2010 01:21 PM — filed under: ,
Elonnai Hickok examines privacy in the context of India’s legal provisions on cybercrime. She picks up the relevant provisions of the Information Technology Act as amended in 2008 dealing with cyber crimes and provides a fair analysis of the pros and cons of the amended Act.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
Transparency and MDGs: the Role of the Media and Technology
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 30, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 10:16 AM — filed under:
Key quotes from sixth panel
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Blog Entry Privacy and the Indian Copyright Act
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 28, 2010 last modified Aug 06, 2013 01:37 PM — filed under: ,
India's Copyright Act was established in 1957, and is in the process of being placed before the Parliament in 2010. The provisions in the proposed Bill will work to make the Act WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) compliant. When looking at privacy in the context of copyright four key questions arise, says Elonnai Hickock as she analyses privacy in the context of the Indian Copyright Act.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
Blog Entry No UID Campaign in New Delhi - A Report
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2010 last modified Jun 20, 2012 03:51 AM — filed under: ,
The Unique Identification (UID) Bill is not pro-citizen. The scheme is deeply undemocratic, expensive and fraught with unforseen consequences. A public meeting on UID was held at the Constitution Club, Rafi Marg in New Delhi on 25 August, 2010. The said Bill came under scrutiny at the meeting which was organised by civil society groups from Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi campaigning under the banner of "No UID". The speakers brought to light many concerns, unanswered questions and problems of the UID scheme.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Wherever you are, whatever you do
by Sunil Abraham published Aug 25, 2010 last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:12 AM — filed under:
Facebook recently launched a location-based service called Places. Privacy advocates are resenting to this new development. Sunil Abraham identifies the three prime reasons for this outcry against Facebook. The article was published in the Indian Express on 23 August, 2010.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
August 2010 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 25, 2010 last modified Aug 10, 2012 10:40 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Greetings from the Centre for Internet and Society. We bring you news and media coverage, research and event updates for the month of August 2010
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Information is Beautiful hacks in India with David Cameron
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 24, 2010 last modified Apr 02, 2011 10:22 AM — filed under:
The Prime Minister took some of the UK's top hackers and data experts with him to India this week. David McCandless was with them.
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July 2010 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2010 last modified Aug 10, 2012 09:41 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Greetings from the Centre for Internet & Society. We bring you updates of our research, news and media coverage, information on our events and other updates for the month of July 2010.
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Internet Governance and Human Rights: Strategies and Collaborations for Empowerment
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 19, 2010 last modified Apr 05, 2011 03:59 AM — filed under:
Leading up to the 2010 IGF, The Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Global Partners, the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), IT for Change, and the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles are hosting, on 13 September 2010 in Vilnius, an event on 'Internet Governance and Human Rights: Strategies and Collaborations for Empowerment'.
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