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Blog Entry Comments to the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019
by Amber Sinha, Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Shweta Mohandas, Tanaya Rajwade published Feb 12, 2020 last modified Feb 21, 2020 10:13 AM — filed under: , ,
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 11, 2019.
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Blog Entry A Compilation of Research on the PDP Bill
by Pranav M B published Mar 05, 2020 last modified Mar 05, 2020 08:04 AM — filed under: , , ,
The most recent step in India’s initiative to create an effective and comprehensive Data Protection regime was the call for comments to the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which closed last month. Leading up to the comments, CIS has published numerous research pieces with the goal of providing a comprehensive overview of how this legislation would place India within the global scheme, and how the local situation has developed, as well as analysing its impacts on citizens’ rights.
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Blog Entry A Guide to Drafting Privacy Policy under the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
by Shweta Reddy published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Sep 20, 2021 10:34 AM — filed under: , ,
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, (PDP Bill) which is currently being deliberated by the Joint Parliamentary Committee, is likely to be tabled in the Parliament during the winter session of 2021.
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Blog Entry (Updated) Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar Numbers with sensitive personal financial information
by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali published May 01, 2017 last modified Mar 13, 2019 12:29 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Since its inception in 2009, the Aadhaar project has been shrouded in controversy due to various questions raised about privacy, technological issues, welfare exclusion, and security concerns. In this study, we document numerous instances of publicly available Aadhaar Numbers along with other personally identifiable information (PII) of individuals on government websites. This report highlights four government projects run by various government departments that have made sensitive personal financial information and Aadhaar numbers public on the project websites.
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Blog Entry The Competition Law Case Against Whatsapp’s 2021 Privacy Policy Alteration
by Aman Nair and Arindrajit Basu published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Mar 24, 2021 04:12 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Having examined the privacy implications of Whatsapp's changes to its privacy policy in 2021, this issue brief is the second output in our series examining the effects of those changes. This brief examines the changes in the context of data sharing between Whatsapp and Facebook as being an anticompetitive action in violation of the Indian Competition Act, 2002.
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Blog Entry GDPR and India: A Comparative Analysis
by Aditi Chaturvedi published Oct 17, 2017 last modified Nov 28, 2017 03:17 PM — filed under: , ,
At present, companies world over are in the process of assessing the impact that EU General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) will have on their businesses.
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Blog Entry Survey on Data Protection Regime
by Aditi Chaturvedi and Elonnai Hickok published Feb 10, 2017 last modified Feb 10, 2017 10:47 AM — filed under: , , , ,
We request you to take part in this survey aimed at understanding how various organisations view the changes in the Data Protection Regime in the European Union. Recently the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 was passed, which shall replace the present Data Protection Directive DPD 95/46/EC. This step is likely to impact the way of working for many organisations. We are grateful for your voluntary contribution to our research, and all information shared by you will be used for the purpose of research only. Questions that personally identify you are not mandatory and will be kept strictly confidential.
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Blog Entry Developer team fixed vulnerabilities in Honorable PM's app and API
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 04, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The official app of Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, was found to contain a security flaw in 2015 that exposed millions of people's personal data. A few days ago a very similar flaw was reported again. This post by Bhavyanshu Parasher, who found the flaw and sought to get it fixed last year, explains the technical details behind the security vulnerability.
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Blog Entry Comments on the Report of the Committee on Digital Payments (December 2016)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha published Jan 12, 2017 last modified Jan 12, 2017 12:32 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Committee on Digital Payments constituted by the Ministry of Finance and chaired by Ratan P. Watal, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog, submitted its report on the "Medium Term Recommendations to Strengthen Digital Payments Ecosystem" on December 09, 2016. The report was made public on December 27, and comments were sought from the general public. Here are the comments submitted by the Centre for Internet and Society.
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Blog Entry Marco Civil da Internet: Brazil’s ‘Internet Constitution’
by Geetha Hariharan published Apr 03, 2014 last modified Jun 19, 2014 10:38 AM — filed under: , , , ,
On March 25, 2014, Brazil's lower house of parliament passed bill no. 2126/2011, popularly known as Marco Civil da Internet. The Marco Civil is a charter of Internet user-rights and service provider responsibilities, committed to freedom of speech and expression, privacy, and accessibility and openness of the Internet. In this post, the author looks at the pros and cons of the bill.
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