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Google Policy Fellowship Program: Asia Chapter
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 24, 2011 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:34 AM — filed under: ,
For the ardent followers of free and open Internet and for those who love to debate on technology, media law and Internet-related policy issues, there is some good news. The Centre for Internet and Society, India is conducting a Google Policy Fellowship program this summer!
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Blog Entry CIS Para-wise Comments on Draft Reasonable Security Practices Rules, 2011
by Prashant Iyengar published Feb 24, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:32 AM — filed under: ,
On February 7th 2011, the Department of Information Technology, MCIT published draft rules on its website (The Information Technology (Reasonable security practices and procedures and sensitive personal information) Rules, 2011) in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 87(2)(ob), read with Section 43A of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Comments were invited from the public before February 25th 2011. Accordingly, Privacy India and Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore have prepared the following para-wise comments for the Ministry’s consideration.
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Blog Entry CIS Para-wise Comments on Cyber Café Rules, 2011
by Prashant Iyengar published Feb 25, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:32 AM — filed under: ,
On February 7th 2011, the Department of Information Technology, MCIT published draft rules on its website (The Information Technology (Guidelines for Cyber Cafe) Rules, 2011) in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 87(2) (zg), read with Section 79(2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Comments were invited from the public before February 25th 2011. Accordingly, Privacy India and Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore have prepared the following para wise comments for the Ministry’s consideration.
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The Draft Electronic Delivery of Services Bill, 2011 – Comments by CIS
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 29, 2011 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:37 AM — filed under:
The Draft Electronic Delivery of Services Bill, 2011 (“Bill”) is a Bill to provide for delivery of government services manadatorily through electronic means by phasing out manual delivery of services. It is heartening to note that the Bill shifts the approach to electronic delivery of services by Government agencies to one as part of the citizens' right to service delivery through electronic means rather than a luxury or benefit doled out by the Government. The Bill introduces bodies exclusively accountable for ensuring that electronic delivery of services by the Government at the state and central levels. While this is a welcome move on the part of the Government there are a few comments we, at the Centre for Internet and Society, have on the present version of the Bill:
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Blog Entry Say 'Password' in Hindi
by Nishant Shah published Jun 08, 2011 last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:18 AM — filed under:
English might be the language of the online world, but it’s time other languages had their say, writes Nishant Shah. The article was published in the Indian Express on June 5, 2011.
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Blog Entry Do You Want to be Watched?
by Sunil Abraham published Jun 09, 2011 last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:11 AM — filed under:
The new rules under the IT Act are an assault on our freedom, says Sunil Abraham in this article published in Pragati on June 8, 2011.
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Blog Entry Snooping Can Lead to Data Abuse
by Sunil Abraham published Jun 09, 2011 last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:39 AM — filed under:
THE NATGRID, aiming to link databases of 21 departments and ministries for better counter-terror measures, adopts blunt policy approach, subjecting every citizen to the same level of blanket surveillance, instead of a targeted approach that intelligently focuses on geographic or demographic areas that are currently important, writes Sunil Abraham in this article published by Mail Today on June 9, 2011.
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Blog Entry Privacy and Security Can Co-exist
by Sunil Abraham published Jun 22, 2011 last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:05 AM — filed under: ,
The blanket surveillance the Centre seeks is not going to make India more secure, writes Sunil Abraham in this article published in Mail Today on June 21, 2011.
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You Have the Right to Remain Silent
by Anja Kovacs published Apr 19, 2011 last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:55 AM — filed under: , , ,
India has a long history of censorship that it justifies in the name of national security. But new laws governing the Internet are unreasonable and — given the multitude of online voices — poorly thought out, argues Anja Kovacs in this article published in the Sunday Guardian on 17 April 2011.
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Blog Entry The Digital is Political
by Nishant Shah published Jun 08, 2011 last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:14 AM — filed under:
Technologies are not just agents of politics, there is politics in their design, writes Nishant Shah in this article published in Down to Earth in the Issue of June 15, 2011.
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