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Govt mulls advisory on privacy issues related to Google, Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 10, 2013 last modified Jul 02, 2013 02:31 PM — filed under: ,
The Government is set to harden its stand against foreign Internet firms in asking them to comply with Indian laws.
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Blog Entry Privacy Protection Bill, 2013 (With Amendments based on Public Feedback)
by Elonnai Hickok published Jun 30, 2013 last modified Jul 12, 2013 10:50 AM — filed under: , , ,
In 2013 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 FICCI and DSCI, with the objective of gaining public feedback to the Privacy Protection Bill and other possible frameworks for privacy in India.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Artificial Intelligence - Literature Review
by Shruthi Anand published Dec 16, 2017 last modified Dec 18, 2017 03:12 PM — filed under: , ,
With origins dating back to the 1950s Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not necessarily new. However, interest in AI has been rekindled over the last few years, in no small measure due to the rapid advancement of the technology and its applications to real- world scenarios. In order to create policy in the field, understanding the literature regarding existing legal and regulatory parameters is necessary. This Literature Review is the first in a series of reports that seeks to map the development of AI, both generally and in specific sectors, culminating in a stakeholder analysis and contributions to policy-making. This Review analyses literature on the historical development of the technology, its compositional makeup, sector- specific impacts and solutions and finally, overarching regulatory solutions.
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Blog Entry Should Aadhaar be mandatory?
by Amber Sinha published Dec 18, 2017 — filed under: , ,
This week, a constitutional bench of the Supreme Court will adjudicate on limited questions of stay orders in the Aadhaar case. After numerous attempts by the petitioners in the Aadhaar case, the court has agreed to hear this matter, just shy of the looming deadline of December 31 for the linking of Aadhaar numbers to avail government services and benefits.
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Aadhaar linking deadline approaches: Here are all the myths and facts
by Admin published Dec 07, 2017 last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:04 PM — filed under: , ,
Love it or hate it, you just can't escape it. We're talking about Aadhaar, which is a bigger buzzword than usual in the face of the looming end-December deadline for linkages with bank accounts, PPF, insurance policies, ration card and perhaps even PAN. As India rushes to comply, there are a number of myths and half-truth making the rounds.
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Blog Entry India’s Data Protection Regime Must Be Built Through an Inclusive and Truly Co-Regulatory Approach
by Amber Sinha published Dec 01, 2017 last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:18 PM — filed under: , ,
We must move India past its existing consultative processes for rule-making, which often prompts stakeholders to take adversarial and extremely one-sided positions.
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FIGI Symposium 2017
by Admin published Nov 29, 2017 last modified Jan 01, 2018 04:29 PM — filed under: ,
Innovative Approaches to Digital Financial Inclusion Challenges.
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Attempted data breach of UIDAI, RBI, ISRO and Flipkart is worrisome
by Admin published Oct 04, 2017 last modified Jan 02, 2018 04:20 PM — filed under: , ,
Perhaps, we got lucky this time, but the ongoing problem of massive cyber-security breaches wouldn't stop at one thwarted attempt to steal sensitive information from the biggest and most important databases.
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UIDAI denies any breach of Aadhaar database
by Admin published Jan 07, 2018 last modified Jan 07, 2018 12:03 PM — filed under: , ,
Personal data, including biometric information, of citizens safe and secure, says UIDAI on Aadhaar data breach.
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UIDAI introduces new two-layer security system to improve Aadhaar privacy
by Admin published Jan 16, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a system of virtual authentication for citizens enrolled on its database and limited the access available to service providers in a move aimed at allaying widespread concern over security breaches that have dogged the world's largest repository of citizen data.
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