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Why India’s attempt to police digital maps and satellite images is a ‘dumb’ idea
by Prasad Krishna published May 08, 2016 — filed under:
Are we back to the license raj?
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why Indians are turning down Facebook's free internet
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Imagine a billion of the world’s poorest gaining overnight access to health information, education, and professional help — for free. Add to this one rich man who wants to make that dream a reality.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why is the UIDAI cracking down on individuals that hoard Aadhaar data?
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Private firms' offer to print Aadhaar details on plastic card a breach of law.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Why NPCI and Facebook need urgent regulatory attention
by Sunil Abraham published Jun 12, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The world’s oldest networked infrastructure, money, is increasingly dematerialising and fusing with the world’s latest networked infrastructure, the Internet.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Why Presumption of Renewal is Unsuitable for the Current Registry Market Structure
by Padma Venkataraman published Oct 29, 2017 last modified Oct 31, 2017 02:53 AM — filed under: , , ,
With the recent and much protested renewal of the .net legacy Top-Level-Domain (TLD), the question of the appropriate method of renewal has again come to the forefront. While this seems relatively uncontroversial to most, Padma Venkataraman, a law student and intern at CIS looks at presumptive renewal through a critical lens.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Why should you keep a close eye on the net neutrality debate in the US
by Admin published Nov 25, 2017 — filed under:
As the United State's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai gears up to repeal the net neutrality laws put in place in 2015, India should sit up and take note.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why the DNA Bill is open to misuse: Sunil Abraham
by Sunil Abraham published Aug 01, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 08:37 AM — filed under: , ,
The Human DNA Profiling Bill, the law that regulates the collection, storage and use of the human genetic code, has attracted some strong criticism from civil liberties groups including the Bengaluru-based Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) which had participated in the expert committee for DNA profiling constituted by the Department of Biotechnology in 2012.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why the Internet is Making India Furious
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 28, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) in Bangalore is a kind of hacker club for wonks and lawyers obsessed with issues of digital rights and global development. Not exactly the mainstream kids’ lunch table. But the Center was brought into sudden relief this week, thanks to … Mark Zuckerberg.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why the lack of understanding about the Blue Whale Challenge poses a bigger threat?
by Admin published Sep 06, 2017 last modified Jan 03, 2018 01:52 AM — filed under:
On 30 August, Vignesh A, a 19-year-old college student from Madurai committed suicide. Indications of self-harm on his body swaying investigating agencies to suspect that the suicide was related to the Blue Whale challenge-an online game which involves completing 50 tasks or challenges dictated by a remote 'handler' which ultimately leads to ending their own life.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why the Madras HC case on WhatsApp traceability could have wider ramifications
by Haripirya Suresh published Aug 09, 2019 — filed under:
While traceability will make law enforcement easier, it could also undermine voices of dissent, say experts.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media