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Blog Entry Public Consultation for the First Draft of 'Government Open Data Use License - India' Announced
by Anubha Sinha published Jun 30, 2016 last modified Jun 30, 2016 09:41 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The first public draft of the open data license to be used by Government of India was released by the Department of Legal Affairs earlier this week. Comments are invited from general public and stakeholders. These are to be submitted via the MyGov portal by July 25, 2016. CIS was a member of the committee constituted to develop the license concerned, and we contributed substantially to the drafting process.
Located in Openness
Blog Entry RBI Directions on Account Aggregators
by Vipul Kharbanda and Elonnai Hickok published Oct 21, 2016 last modified Oct 21, 2016 03:25 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) Directions for account aggregator services in India seem to lay great emphasis on data security by allowing only direct access between institutions and do away with data scraping techniques.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Rebuttal of DIT's Misleading Statements on New Internet Rules
by Pranesh Prakash published May 13, 2011 last modified Jul 11, 2012 01:18 PM — filed under: , , ,
The press statement issued on May 11 by the Department of Information Technology (DIT) on the furore over the newly-issued rules on 'intermediary due diligence' is misleading and is, in places, plainly false. We are presenting a point-by-point rebuttal of the DIT's claims.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Reclaiming AI Futures: Call for Contributions and Provocations
by Divij Joshi published Nov 09, 2020 last modified Nov 18, 2020 09:04 AM — filed under: ,
CIS is pleased to share this call for contributions by Mozilla Fellow Divij Joshi. CIS will be working with Divij to edit, collate, and finalise this publication. This publication will add to Divij’s work as part of the AI observatory. The work is entirely funded by Divij Joshi.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Rejuvenating India’s Rivers the Wiki Way
by Subodh Kulkarni published Mar 07, 2019 last modified Apr 01, 2019 01:18 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Tarun Bharat Sangh (TBS), an organisation working on rejuvenation of rivers in India, has began documentation of rivers on Wiki, especially to draw attention to and mitigate the crisis of toxic deposits facing more than 40 rivers in India. The work was started by Jal Biradari, TBS’s Maharashtra based group, in Sangli district with the help of the Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team of CIS. Here is the report from the first pilot workshop conducted by CIS-A2K during 22-25 December 2018 at Tarun Bharat Sangh Ashram, in Alwar, Rajasthan.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Report of the Group of Experts on Privacy vs. The Leaked 2014 Privacy Bill
by Elonnai Hickok published Apr 14, 2014 — filed under: , ,
Following our previous post comparing the leaked 2014 Privacy Bill with the leaked 2011 Privacy Bill, this post will compare the recommendations provided in the Report of the Group of Experts on Privacy by the Justice AP Shah Committee to the text of the leaked 2014 Privacy Bill. Below is an analysis of recommendations from the Report that are incorporated in the text of the Bill, and recommendations in the Report that are not incorporated in the text of the Bill.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Response to TRAI Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-Top (OTT) Services
by Pranesh Prakash published May 09, 2015 — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) sent a joint response to the TRAI Consultation Paper on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-top (OTT) Services with scholars from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. The response was sent on March 27, 2015.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Responses to the DIPP's Discussion Paper on SEPs and their Availability on FRAND Terms
by Anubha Sinha, Nehaa Chaudhari, and Rohini Lakshané published Apr 23, 2016 last modified Jul 07, 2016 04:24 PM — filed under: , ,
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India, requested comments through its "Discussion Paper on Standard Essential Patents and Their Availability on FRAND Terms" on March 1, 2016. This post is a compilation of various comments submitted in response to it.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Right to Read Campaign, Chennai
by Radha Rao published Sep 29, 2009 last modified Feb 04, 2013 06:19 AM — filed under: ,
A report on the first road show of the nationwide Right to Read Campaign which was launched at Loyola college, Chennai, on 26th September, 2009.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Round Table on Assessing the Efficacy of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Public Initiatives: A Report
by Sanchia de Souza published Jun 24, 2009 last modified Aug 20, 2011 10:28 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Zainab Bawa reports on the Round Table on Assessing the Efficacy of Information and Communication Technologies for Public Initiatives, hosted by the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, on 17 June 2009, in collaboration with the Liberty Institute, New Delhi.
Located in Events / Event Blogs