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Communication Rights in the Age of Digital Technology
by rakesh published Oct 13, 2015 last modified Oct 24, 2015 07:45 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) invites you to a conference to discuss the evolution of privacy and surveillance in India on Friday, October 30, 2015 at Deck Suite Hall, 5th Floor, Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, Near Air Force Bal Bharti School, New Delhi - 110003, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Counter Surveillance Panel: DiscoTech & Hackathon
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 24, 2014 last modified Feb 28, 2014 05:36 AM — filed under: , , ,
We invite you to a Counter Surveillance DiscoTech and Hackathon at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore on Saturday, March 1, 2014 (9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). The event is being co-organized by the Centre for Internet and Society in tandem with the MIT Centre for Civic Media Co-Design Lab, with support from members of Tactical Technology Collective, Hackteria.org and Srishti School of Art Design and Technology. Registrations begin at 9.00 a.m. The event shall close with a featured talk by renown information activist and maker lab innovator Smari McCarthy, titled "Privacy for Humanity" at 5.00 p.m.
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File Spreadsheet data on sample of 50 security companies
by Maria Xynou published Feb 28, 2014 — filed under: ,
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Are we Losing the Right to Privacy and Freedom of Speech on Indian Internet?
by Amber Sinha published Mar 10, 2016 last modified Mar 16, 2016 02:44 PM — filed under: , , ,
The article was published in DNA on March 10, 2016.
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Blog Entry Data Infrastructures and Inequities: Why Does Reproductive Health Surveillance in India Need Our Urgent Attention?
by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon published Feb 14, 2019 last modified Dec 30, 2019 04:44 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
In order to bring out certain conceptual and procedural problems with health monitoring in the Indian context, this article by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon posits health monitoring as surveillance and not merely as a “data problem.” Casting a critical feminist lens, the historicity of surveillance practices unveils the gendered power differentials wedded into taken-for-granted “benign” monitoring processes. The unpacking of the Mother and Child Tracking System and the National Health Stack reveals the neo-liberal aspirations of the Indian state.
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Blog Entry Unpacking video-based surveillance in New Delhi
by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon published Jun 20, 2019 last modified Jun 20, 2019 05:13 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon presented at an international workshop on 'Urban Data, Inequality and Justice in the Global South', on 14 June 2019, at the University of Manchester. The agenda for the workshop and the slides from the presentation by Aayush and Ambika are available below.
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Blog Entry Paper-thin Safeguards and Mass Surveillance in India
by Chinmayi Arun published May 20, 2015 last modified Jun 20, 2015 10:17 AM — filed under: , ,
The Indian government's new mass surveillance systems present new threats to the right to privacy. Mass interception of communication, keyword searches and easy access to particular users' data suggest that state is moving towards unfettered large-scale monitoring of communication. This is particularly ominous given that our privacy safeguards remain inadequate even for targeted surveillance and its more familiar pitfalls.
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Blog Entry Social Media Monitoring
by Amber Sinha published Jan 13, 2017 last modified Jan 16, 2017 02:23 PM — filed under: , ,
We see a trend of social media and communication monitoring and surveillance initiatives in India which have the potential to create a chilling effect on free speech online and raises question about the privacy of individuals. In this paper, Amber Sinha looks at social media monitoring as a tool for surveillance, the current state of social media surveillance in India, and evaluate how the existing regulatory framework in India may deal with such practices in future.
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Blog Entry The Design & Technology behind India’s Surveillance Programmes
by Udbhav Tiwari published Jan 20, 2017 — filed under: , ,
There has been an exponential growth in the pervasive presence of technology in the daily lives of an average Indian citizen over the past few years. While leading to manifold increase in convenience and connectivity, these technologies also allow for far greater potential for surveillance by state actors.
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Surveillance in India: Policy and Practice
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 13, 2017 last modified Mar 15, 2017 01:05 AM — filed under: , , ,
The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy organized a brainstorming session on net neutrality on February 8, 2017 and a public seminar on surveillance in India the following day on February 9, 2017 in New Delhi. Pranesh Prakash gave a talk.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media