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Blog Entry CIS Submission to the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India
by Amber Sinha published Feb 05, 2018 last modified Apr 18, 2018 04:39 PM — filed under: , ,
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ‘White Paper of the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India’ (“White Paper”) released by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The White paper was drafted by a Committee of Expert (“Committee”) constituted by the Ministry. CIS has conducted research on the issues of privacy, data protection and data security since 2010 and is thankful for the opportunity to put forth its views. The submission was made on January 31, 2018.
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File Submission to the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India
by Amber Sinha published Feb 05, 2018 last modified Feb 05, 2018 01:39 PM — filed under: , , ,
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ‘White Paper of the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India’ (“White Paper”) released by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The White paper was drafted by a Committee of Expert (“Committee”) constituted by the Ministry. CIS has conducted research on the issues of privacy, data protection and data security since 2010 and is thankful for the opportunity to put forth its views. The submission was made on January 31, 2018.
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Blog Entry Data Protection: We can innovate, leapfrog
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 22, 2018 — filed under: , ,
About 27% of India's population is still illiterate or barely literate. Most privacy policies and terms of services for web and mobile applications are in English and therefore it is only 10% of us who can actually read them before we provide our consent.
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Blog Entry Response Submission on TRAI's Consultation Paper on Privacy, Security and Ownership of Data in Telecom Sector
by Amber Sinha, Elonnai Hickok and Udbhav Tiwari published Nov 08, 2017 last modified Mar 13, 2019 12:27 AM — filed under: , , ,
CIS submitted its comments on the consultation paper on privacy, security and ownership of data in telecom sector which was published by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on August 9, 2017.
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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 MediaNama - #NAMAprivacy: The Future of User Data (Delhi, Sep 6)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Sep 05, 2017 last modified Sep 05, 2017 10:22 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
MediaNama is hosting a full day conference on "the future of user data in India", on the 6th of September 2017, which is particularly significant given the recent Supreme Court ruling on the fundamental right to privacy, and two government consultations: one at the TRAI, and another at MEITY. This discussion is supported by Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Research Director, will participate as a speaker in the session titled "regulating storage, sharing and transfer of data."
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Blog Entry Privacy is not a unidimensional concept
by Amber Sinha published Aug 07, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right to privacy is essential for all citizens in India to defend their individual autonomy in the face of invasive state actions purportedly for the public good. The ruling of this nine-judge bench will have far-reaching impact on the extent and scope of rights available to us all.
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Blog Entry Comments on the Statistical Disclosure Control Report
by Srinivs Kodali and Amber Sinha published May 02, 2017 last modified Mar 13, 2019 12:28 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ​Statistical Disclosure Control Report published on March 30th by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
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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 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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