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The Transformative Power of Online Activism
by Prasad Krishna published May 05, 2015 last modified Jun 18, 2015 04:00 PM — filed under:
Rohini Lakshané was a panelist at this event organized by Hertie School of Governance on May 4, 2015.
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re:thinking tomorrow
by Prasad Krishna published May 04, 2015 last modified Jun 19, 2015 02:12 PM — filed under:
The lightning spread of communication technologies has enabled the dissemination of information and ideas that mainstream media have been unwilling or unable to publish.
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Blog Entry IANA Transition Stewardship & ICANN Accountability (II)
by Jyoti Panday published Jun 21, 2015 last modified Jul 31, 2015 03:47 PM — filed under: , ,
This paper is the second in a multi-part series, in which we provide an overview of submitted proposals and highlight areas of concern that will need attention moving forward. The series is a work in progress and will be updated as the processes move forward. It is up for public comments and we welcome your feedback.
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Blog Entry Anti-Spam Laws in Different Jurisdictions: A Comparative Analysis
by Rakshanda Deka published Jul 02, 2015 — filed under: ,
This paper is divided into three sections. The first section puts forth a comparative table of the spam laws of five different countries - the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom - based on eight distinct parameters- jurisdiction of the legislation, definition of ‘spam’, understanding of consent, labelling requirements, types of senders covered, entities empowered to sue, exceptions made and penalties prescribed. The second section is a brief background of the problem of spam and it attempts to establish the context in which the paper is written. The third section is a critical analysis of the laws covered in the first section. In an effort to spot the various loopholes in these laws and suggest effective alternatives, this section points out the distinctions between the various legislations and discusses briefly their respective advantages and disadvantages.
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'IRCTC’s Aadhaar play can violate SC order and derail National Security'
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 07, 2015 — filed under: ,
Your online railway bookings are going to become a wee bit more difficult if they aren’t already so.
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Blog Entry Regulatory Perspectives on Net Neutrality
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 08, 2015 last modified Jul 18, 2015 02:46 AM — filed under: , , ,
In this paper Pranesh Prakash gives an overview on why India needs to put in place net neutrality regulations, and the form that those regulations must take to avoid being over-regulation.
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Blog Entry Freedom of Expression in a Digital Age
by Geetha Hariharan and Jyoti Panday published Jul 14, 2015 last modified Jul 15, 2015 02:42 PM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet & Society, the Observer Research Foundation, the Internet Policy Observatory, the Centre for Global Communication Studies and the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania organized this conference on April 21, 2015 in New Delhi.
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Blog Entry CIS Cybersecurity Series (Part 24) – Shantanu Ghosh
by Purba Sarkar published Jul 15, 2015 — filed under: , , , , ,
CIS interviews Shantanu Ghosh, Managing Director, Symantec Product Operations, India, as part of the Cybersecurity Series.
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Corporate push to Modi’s Rs.4.5-billion digital dream
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 16, 2015 — filed under: ,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Rs. 4.5-billion digital dream seems to find favour with the corporate world, which calls it a “very progressive step” and “massive tech push”.
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Blog Entry A Dissent Note to the Expert Committee for DNA Profiling
by Elonnai Hickok published Jul 17, 2015 last modified Jul 21, 2016 11:01 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society has participated in the Expert Committee for DNA Profiling constituted by the Department of Biotechnology in 2012 for the purpose of deliberating on and finalizing the draft Human DNA Profiling Bill and appreciates this opportunity. CIS respectively dissents from the January 2015 draft of the Bill.
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