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Facebook’s Free Internet Access Program in Developing Countries Provokes Backlash
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 29, 2015 — filed under: ,
In India and Indonesia, users criticize Internet.org initiative, saying it violates the principles of net neutrality.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Understanding and Mitigating Online Hate Speech and Youth Radicalisation
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 01, 2015 — filed under: ,
The tenth annual IGF meeting will be held in João Pessoa, Brazil, on November 10 - 13, 2015. IGF's MAG has decided to retain the title “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development” as the overarching theme. UNESCO as part of the IGF event is organizing a workshop on hate speech and youth radicalisation. Sunil Abraham will be a panelist for this workshop.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Online outcry forces government to withdraw draft encryption policy
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 01, 2015 — filed under: , ,
The article by Naina Khedekar discussing encryption policy was published in First Post on September 23, 2015. Pranesh Prakash has been quoted.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
‘By weakening our security, govt is putting us at risk of espionage’
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 27, 2015 last modified Oct 02, 2015 03:09 AM — filed under: , ,
After the BlackBerry encryption and IT Act fiascos of recent years, the government last week sent yet another cyber policy howler, the Draft National Encryption Policy, only to withdraw it in the face of severe protests. S. Raghotham and Mayukh Mukherjee spoke with Pranesh Prakash, policy director, Centre for Internet & Society, on the government’s continued misadventures with data privacy and encryption.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
September 2015 Bulletin
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 29, 2015 last modified Nov 25, 2015 01:55 AM — filed under: , , , ,
Located in About Us / Newsletters
Enabling Multi-stakeholder Cooperation - Towards a Transnational Framework for Due Process
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 14, 2015 — filed under:
Internet & Jurisdiction Project organized a multi-stakeholder meeting of the global multi-stakeholder dialogue process in 2015 on October 8-9 in Berlin, Germany. Sunil Abraham participated in this meeting.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Contestations of Data, ECJ Safe Harbor Ruling and Lessons for India
by Jyoti Panday published Oct 14, 2015 — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
The European Court of Justice has invalidated a European Commission decision, which had previously concluded that the 'Safe Harbour Privacy Principles' provide adequate protections for European citizens’ privacy rights for the transfer of personal data between European Union and United States. The inadequacies of the framework is not news for the European Commission and action by ECJ has been a long time coming. The ruling raises important questions about how the claims of citizenship are being negotiated in the context of the internet, and how increasingly the contestations of personal data are being employed in the discourse.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Comments on the Zero Draft of the UN General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes (WSIS+10)
by Geetha Hariharan published Oct 16, 2015 — filed under: ,
On 9 October 2015, the Zero Draft of the UN General Assembly's Overall Review of implementation of WSIS Outcomes was released. Comments were sought on the Zero Draft from diverse stakeholders. The Centre for Internet & Society's response to the call for comments is below.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Cyfy 2015: The India Conference on Cyber Security and Internet Governance
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 16, 2015 last modified Oct 17, 2015 02:44 PM — filed under: ,
In its third year, Cyfy; South Asia’s biggest internet policy conference is being held in New Delhi, from 14-16 October, 2015. The event is organized by Observer Research Foundation at Hotel Taj Mansingh. Sunil Abraham is a panelist in the session "Protection of Intellectual Property and Business Secrets in the Knowledge Economy".
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Digital India: Did Modi get it wrong in Silicon Valley?
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 18, 2015 — filed under: , , ,
A bear hug, a photo filter and a new debate on net neutrality - Ayeshea Perera examines the domestic fallout of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Facebook townhall in US.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media