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Blog Entry Vidhi Doshi - Fingerprint Payments Prompt Privacy Fears in India (The Guardian)
by Vidhi Doshi published Feb 10, 2017 last modified Feb 13, 2017 09:21 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This article by Vidhi Doshi on the use of Aadhaar-based payments by private companies in India was published by The Guardian on February 09, 2017. Sumandro Chattapadhyay is quoted in the article.
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Blog Entry The Technology behind Big Data
by Geethanjali Jujjavarapu and Udbhav Tiwari published Nov 30, 2016 last modified Dec 04, 2016 09:53 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The authors undertakes a high-level literature review of the most commonly used technological tools and processes in the big data life cycle. The big data life cycle is a conceptual construct that can be used to study the various stages that typically occur in collecting, storing and analysing big data, along with the principles that can govern these processes.
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Blog Entry CFI-ACCION - Panel Discussion on 'Big Data: Challenge or Opportunity?' (Delhi, December 06)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Dec 04, 2016 last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:41 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Centre for Financial Inclusion of ACCION International is organising a panel discussion on "Big Data: Challenge or Opportunity?" as an associated event of the Inclusive Finance India Summit 2016, Hotel Ashok, Delhi, December 05-06. The discussion will be held at 12:30 on Tuesday, December 06. It will be moderated by Amy Jensen Mowl, CFI Fellow at IFMR, and M.S. Sriram, Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for Development of Research in Banking Technology. Sumandro Chattapadhyay will participate as a panelist.
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Blog Entry Workshop Report - UIDAI and Welfare Services: Exclusion and Countermeasures
by Vanya Rakesh published Dec 14, 2016 last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:34 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
This report presents summarised notes from a workshop organised by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) on Saturday, August 27, 2016, to discuss, raise awareness of, and devise countermeasures to exclusion due to implementation of UID-based verification for and distribution of welfare services.
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Blog Entry Right to Food Campaign, Ranchi Convention, 2016
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Sep 26, 2016 last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:40 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
The Right to Food Campaign held its 2016 Convention in Ranchi during September 23-25, 2016. While three years have elapsed since the passage of the National Food Security Act, despite improvements in the Public Distribution System (PDS), large implementation gaps remain. This is what the Convention focused on, and gathered researchers and campaigners from across the country to share experiences and case studies on effectiveness and exclusions from the PDS. Sumandro Chattapadhyay took part in a session of the Convention to discuss how UID-linked welfare delivery is being rolled out across key programmes like provision of pension and rationed distribution of essential commodities, and their impact on people's right to welfare services.
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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 New Media, personalisation and the role of algorithms
by Amber Sinha published Jan 02, 2017 last modified Jan 16, 2017 07:20 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
In his much acclaimed book, The Filter Bubble, Eli Pariser explains how personalisation of services on the web works and laments that they are creating individual bubbles for each user, which run counter to the idea of the Internet as an inherently open place. While Pariser’s book looks at the practices of various large companies providing online services, he briefly touches upon the role of new media such as search engines and social media portals in new curation. Building upon Pariser’s unexplored argument, this article looks at the impact of algorithmic decision-making and Big Data in the context of news reporting and curation.
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Blog Entry Adoption of Standards in Smart Cities - Way Forward for India
by Vanya Rakesh published Mar 19, 2016 last modified Apr 11, 2016 03:04 AM — filed under: , , , ,
With a paradigm shift towards the concept of “Smart Cities’ globally, as well as India, such cities have been defined by several international standardization bodies and countries, however, there is no uniform definition adopted globally. The glue that allows infrastructures to link and operate efficiently is standards as they make technologies interoperable and efficient.
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Blog Entry Exploring Big Data for Development: An Electricity Sector Case Study from India
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 29, 2017 last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:33 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
This working paper by Ritam Sengupta, Dr. Richard Heeks, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, and Dr. Christopher Foster draws from the field study undertaken by Ritam Sengupta, and is published by the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. The field study was commissioned by the CIS, with support from the University of Manchester and the University of Sheffield.
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Blog Entry Call for Proposal: Big Data for Development – Initial Field Studies
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Apr 28, 2016 last modified Apr 28, 2016 07:28 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society, as part of a project with the University of Manchester and University of Sheffield, is inviting calls from researchers to undertake a brief initial study of a specific instance of use of big data for development in India. This is an exercise to build preliminary understanding of the landscape of big data for development in India, identify key research questions and priorities, and start developing connections with researchers interested in the field. The studies will be 6 weeks long - running from May to June 2016 - and the researchers are expected to produce a 3,000 words long report. We will support three field studies.
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