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Blog Entry Breakthroughs Needed For Digital India
by Shyam Ponappa published May 04, 2016 — filed under: ,
It's time the government accepts that current policies are not enough to bring about Digital India.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Digital India Needs These Policy Changes
by Shyam Ponappa published Sep 01, 2016 last modified Oct 02, 2016 10:09 AM — filed under: , ,
Appropriate policies will increase connectivity much more than spectrum auctions.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry A Market Structure for Digital India
by Shyam Ponappa published Oct 10, 2016 — filed under: ,
If delivery is priced below cost, communications services will be unsustainable and ineffective. The stress in the telecom sector is evident from the data. The market capitalisation of listed telecom operators has been stagnant since the 3G auction in 2010, while the government collected Rs 2.83 lakh crore of non-tax charges from them.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms, and Human Rights - Workshop Report
by Vidushi Marda, Akash Deep Singh and Geethanjali Jujjavarapu published Nov 14, 2016 last modified Nov 18, 2016 12:58 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society held a one-day workshop on “Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms and Human Rights” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on the 1st of October, 2016. This report is a compilation of the the issues discussed, ideas exchanged and challenges recognized during the workshop. The objective of the workshop was to discuss aspects of big data technologies in terms of harms, opportunities and human rights. The discussion was designed around an extensive study of current and potential future uses of big data for governance in India, that CIS has undertaken over the last year with support from the MacArthur Foundation.
Located in Internet Governance
Rational Internet laws essential to fulfil India’s digital goals
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 15, 2016 last modified Aug 15, 2016 04:13 AM — filed under: ,
India has emerged as a digitally-connected nation but experts suggest the country still lacks pragmatic Internet laws.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Public Panel Discussion: Digitalisation for Social Change
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 19, 2016 — filed under: ,
Sunil Abraham is participating as a panelist in a discussion co-organized by Mount Carmel College, Bangalore and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, India Office in Bangalore on August 22, 2016.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
UIDAI and Welfare Services: Exclusion and Countermeasures (Bangalore, August 27)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Aug 22, 2016 last modified Aug 22, 2016 01:25 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) invites you to a one day workshop, 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. We look forward to making this a forum for knowledge exchange and a learning opportunity for our friends and colleagues.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Blog Entry Consultation on 'National Geospatial Policy' - Notes and Submission
by Anubha Sinha published Mar 29, 2016 last modified Mar 29, 2016 05:03 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has constituted a National Expert Committee for developing a draft National Geospatial Policy (NGP) to provide appropriate guidelines for collection, analysis, use, and distribution of geospatial information across India, and to assure data availability, accessibility and quality. A pre-drafting consultation meeting for the NGP was organised in Delhi on February 03, 2016. Ms. Anubha Sinha represented CIS at the meeting, and shares her notes.
Located in Openness
Blog Entry A Pathfinding Approach for Digital India
by Shyam Ponappa published Mar 03, 2017 — filed under: ,
It's not only the installation of the OFC, but of ensuring quality and reliability.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Pratap Vikram Singh - Why Aadhaar is Baseless?
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 17, 2016 last modified Apr 02, 2016 05:31 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This article by Pratap Vikram Singh, Governance Now, discusses the problems emerging out of the UIDAI project due to its lack of mechanisms for informed and granular consent, and for seeking recourse in the case of denial of service. The article quotes Sumandro Chattapadhyay and mentions Hans Varghese Mathew's work on the biometric basis of UIDAI. It was written before the Aadhaar bill was passed in Lok Sabha.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media