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All India Privacy Symposium
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 02, 2011 last modified Feb 27, 2012 11:08 AM — filed under: , , ,
Privacy India in partnership with the International Development Research Centre, Canada, Society in Action Group, Gurgaon, Privacy International, UK and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative is organizing the All India Privacy Symposium at the India International Centre, New Delhi on Saturday, February 4, 2012.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Comment by CIS at ACE on Presentation on French Charter on the Fight against Cyber-Counterfeiting
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 01, 2011 last modified Dec 01, 2011 11:59 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The seventh session of the World Intellectual Property Organization's Advisory Committee on Enforcement is being held in Geneva on November 30 and December 1, 2011. Pranesh Prakash responded to a presentation by Prof. Pierre Sirinelli of the École de droit de la Sorbonne, Université Paris 1 on 'The French Charter on the Fight against Cyber-Counterfeiting of December 16, 2009' with this comment.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Is Facebook tracking your virtual footprints?
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 24, 2011 — filed under: ,
Social media experts claim number of cases of privacy violations against the site has increased in past few months; Facebook rubbishes the allegations. This article by Sheetal Sukhija was published in MidDay on 22 November 2011.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry The 2nd IJLT-CIS Lecture Series — A Post-event Report
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 17, 2011 last modified Nov 17, 2011 10:25 AM — filed under: ,
The Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), organised the 2nd IJLT-CIS Lecture Series on the 21st and 22nd of May 2011 at the National Law School of India University, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore. The main theme for this year was Emerging Issues in Privacy Law: Law, Policy and Practice.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Privacy & Sexual Minorities
by Danish Sheikh published Oct 24, 2011 last modified Sep 20, 2013 09:22 AM — filed under: ,
Danish Sheikh examines the status of sexual minorities in the light of privacy framework in India. Culling out some real life examples based on various studies, media reports and judgments from the Supreme Court and the High Courts of Delhi and Allahabad, the research brings to light the privacy violations being committed by both individuals as well as state authorities. The research concludes by saying that privacy doesn’t necessarily encompass a one-size-fits-all approach, and can raise as many questions as it answers.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry UID: Questions without Answers – A Talk by Usha Ramanathan
by Natasha Vaz published Oct 03, 2011 last modified Nov 24, 2011 04:41 AM — filed under: ,
UID enrolment is in full swing, providing an official identification to millions of Indians, yet there are numerous unanswered questions. A public talk on UID was held at the Institute of Science, Bangalore on September 6, 2011. Usha Ramanathan, an independent law researcher on jurisprudence, poverty and rights, discussed the questions that plague the UID project and the veil of silence enveloping the answers.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Putting Users First: How Can Privacy be Protected in Today’s Complex Mobile Ecosystem?
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 22, 2011 last modified Sep 22, 2011 10:03 AM — filed under:
Located in News & Media
Privacy, Security, and Access to Rights: A Technical and Policy Analyses
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 22, 2011 — filed under:
Privacy and security are often presented as zero-sum outcomes with respect to issues affecting Internet governance. This dichotomous treatment often results in policy outcomes that directly limit access and rights. The meanings of privacy and security, however, are not used uniformly and often vary with the regards to the issue at hand (i.e. financial crimes, copyright enforcement) as well as cultural and political context.
Located in News & Media
IISc students boycott UID, don’t want Big Brother to keep watch
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2011 — filed under: ,
The programme doesn’t have statutory backing. It is still in parliament
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In the Right Circle
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2011 — filed under: ,
I’ve been on Google Plus for a few weeks now. In the beginning, it felt like showing up early at a much-talked-up party. There was a small scatter of people, poking around, examining the place, making preliminary conversation with the few others they knew. Most of the talk was, unsurprisingly, about Google Plus.
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