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Blog Entry Report on the Sixth Privacy Roundtable Meeting, New Delhi
by Prachi Arya published Aug 30, 2013 last modified Aug 30, 2013 03:04 PM — filed under: , ,
In 2013 the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) drafted the Privacy Protection Bill as a citizens' version of a privacy legislation for India. Since April 2013, CIS has been holding Privacy Roundtables in collaboration with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and DSCI, with the objective of gaining public feedback to the Privacy Protection Bill and other possible frameworks for privacy in India. The following is a report on the Sixth Privacy Roundtable held in New Delhi on August 24, 2013.
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Cyberspying: Government may ban Gmail for official communication
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 02, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The government will soon ask all its employees to stop using Google's Gmail for official communication, a move intended to increase security of confidential government information after revelations of widespread cyberspying by the US.
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Election campaign: parties draw battle lines on media platforms
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 26, 2013 last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:23 AM — filed under: ,
In the run-up to the 2014 polls, parties are drawing up media strategies that have a focus on young voters.
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Balancing vigilance and privacy
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 19, 2013 last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:53 AM — filed under: , ,
As the government steps up its surveillance capabilities, the entire social contract between the state and citizens is being reformulated, with worrying consequences.
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Blog Entry Transparency Reports — A Glance on What Google and Facebook Tell about Government Data Requests
by Prachi Arya published Sep 12, 2013 last modified Sep 13, 2013 09:44 AM — filed under: ,
Transparency Reports are a step towards greater accountability but how efficacious are they really?
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CYFY 2013: India Conference on Cyber Security and Cyber Governance
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 26, 2013 — filed under: ,
The Observer Research Foundation in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry is holding the India Conference on Cyber Security and Cyber Governance at the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi on October 14 and 15, 2013. Sunil Abraham will participate in this event as a speaker.
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Blog Entry DoT Blocks Domain Sites — But Reasons and Authority Unclear
by Smitha Krishna Prasad published Nov 21, 2012 — filed under: , ,
Earlier this year, ISPs such as Airtel and MTNL blocked a number of domain sites including BuyDomains, Fabulous Domains and Sedo.co.uk. Whereas the Indian Government and courts have previously issued orders blocking websites, these actions have generally been attributed to issues such as posting of inflammatory content or piracy of copyrighted material. However, the reasoning behind blocking domain marketplaces such as the above mentioned sites is not clear.
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Google's 'Transparency Report' sketchy, inconclusive: Government
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 22, 2012 — filed under: ,
Google calls it the 'Transparency Report', but as far as Indian authorities are concerned, it is anything but. The world's largest Internet company this week published its latest half-yearly findings on government requests for access to personal information, showing that both the number of requests and the rate of denials have risen. The data, according to the world's largest democracy, are too sketchy for any clear conclusions to be drawn.
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Blog Entry Breaking Down Section 66A of the IT Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Nov 25, 2012 last modified Dec 14, 2012 09:51 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which prescribes 'punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.' is widely held by lawyers and legal academics to be unconstitutional. In this post Pranesh Prakash explores why that section is unconstitutional, how it came to be, the state of the law elsewhere, and how we can move forward.
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Indian government at second position after U.S.A for demanding user data from Google
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 30, 2012 — filed under: ,
The Indian government has secured 2nd position in the list of the governments demanding for Web user information. It is behind only from the United States government.
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