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Blog Entry The Omnishambles of UID, shrouded in its RTI opacity
by Elonnai Hickok published Feb 19, 2013 last modified Feb 19, 2013 11:04 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet & Society sponsored Colonel Mathew Thomas to hold a workshop at the fourth National Right to Information (RTI) organized by the National Campaign for People's Right to Information, held in Hyderabad from February 15 to 18, 2013.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Privacy Rights of Whistleblowers
by Elonnai Hickok published Dec 20, 2010 last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:47 AM — filed under: ,
The recent disclosures from Wikileaks have shown that the right to information, whistle-blowing, and privacy are interconnected. This note looks at the different ways in which the three are related, as well as looking at the benefits and drawbacks to Wikileaks in terms of privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
Blog Entry UID & Privacy - A Call for Papers
by Elonnai Hickok published Dec 15, 2010 last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:03 AM — filed under: ,
Privacy India is inviting individuals to author short papers focused on Unique Identity (UID) and Privacy. Selected candidates will have their papers published on the CIS website, and their transportation and accommodation provided for the “Privacy Matters” conference being held in Kolkata on 22 January 2010.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
Blog Entry UIDAI Practices and the Information Technology Act, Section 43A and Subsequent Rules
by Elonnai Hickok published Feb 25, 2014 last modified Mar 06, 2014 07:00 AM — filed under: , ,
UIDAI practices and section 43A of the IT Act are analyzed in this post.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Understanding the Right to Information
by Elonnai Hickok published Sep 28, 2011 last modified Jun 12, 2013 11:39 AM — filed under:
Elonnai Hickok summarises the Right to Information Act, 2005, how it works, how to file an RTI request, the information that an individual can request under the Act, the possible responses and the challenges to the citizen and the government. She concludes by saying that there are many structural changes that both citizens and governmental officers can make to improve the system.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Unique Identification Scheme (UID) & National Population Register (NPR), and Governance
by Elonnai Hickok published Mar 14, 2013 last modified Apr 30, 2014 05:03 AM — filed under: , ,
This post examines the UID, NPR and Governance as it exists in India. The background note gives a summary of what is the NPR, the legal grounding of NPR, its objectives, and the information which could be collected under the NPR. The post also throws light on the UID, its objectives, process of enrollment in UID, how UID is being adopted by different states in India, and finally the differences and controversies in UID and NPR.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry What India can Learn from the Snowden Revelations
by Elonnai Hickok published Oct 25, 2013 last modified Oct 25, 2013 07:29 AM — filed under: ,
Big Brother is watching, across cyberspace and international borders. Meanwhile, the Indian government has few safeguards in theory and fewer in practice. There’s no telling how prevalent or extensive Indian surveillance really is.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog