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Big Data in the Global South International Workshop
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 06, 2015 — filed under: , ,
Institute for Technology and Society of Rio de Janeiro welcomes you to an international workshop on Big Data at Hotel Windsor Florida, Rua Ferreira Viana, Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on November 16 and 17, 2015. Open Society Foundations and British Embassy Brasilia are sponsors for the event. The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is a research partner. Sunil Abraham, Pranesh Prakash and Vipul Kharbanda will be speaking at this event.
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Big Data for governance
by Admin published Nov 08, 2017 — filed under: ,
Recent times have witnessed an explosion of data as users started leaving a huge data footprint everywhere they go. Interestingly, this period has seen a phenomenal increase in computing power couple by a drop in costs of storage.
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#NAMAprivacy: Data standards for IoT and home automation systems
by Admin published Nov 08, 2017 — filed under: ,
On 5th October, MediaNama held a #NAMAprivacy conference in Bangalore focused on Privacy in the context of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and the issue of consent, supported by Google, Amazon, Mozilla, ISOC, E2E Networks and Info Edge, with community partners HasGeek and Takshashila Institution. Part 1 of the notes from the discussion on IoT:
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OPINION | Data is New Oil and Human Mind the New Battlefield. India Must Wake Up Now
by Admin published Nov 26, 2017 — filed under: , ,
In information warfare, the battlespace is the human mind. This is where the privacy of an individual intersects with national security. Fighting this battle will require a new paradigm in thought and action.
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Blog Entry Identity of the Aadhaar Act: Supreme Court and the Money Bill Question
by Vanya Rakesh and Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 09, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
A writ petition has been filed by former Union minister Jairam Ramesh on April 6 challenging the constitutionality and legality of the treatment of this Act as a money bill. The Supreme Court heard the matter on April 25 and invited the Union government to present its view. It is our view that the Supreme Court can not only review the Lok Sabha speaker’s decision, but should also ask the government to draft the Aadhaar Bill again, this time with greater parliamentary and public deliberation. Vanya Rakesh and Sumandro Chattapadhyay wrote this article on The Wire.
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Blog Entry Sean McDonald - Ebola: A Big Data Disaster
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 01, 2016 last modified Apr 21, 2016 09:57 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
We are proud to initiate the CIS Papers series with a fascinating exploration of humanitarian use of big data and its discontents by Sean McDonald, FrontlineSMS, in the context of utilisation of Call Detail Records for public health response during the Ebola crisis in Liberia. The paper highlights the absence of a dialogue around the significant legal risks posed by the collection, use, and international transfer of personally identifiable data and humanitarian information, and the grey areas around assumptions of public good. The paper calls for a critical discussion around the experimental nature of data modeling in emergency response due to mismanagement of information has been largely emphasized to protect the contours of human rights.
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Blog Entry Aadhaar Bill 2016 & NIAI Bill 2010 - Comparing the Texts
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 09, 2016 last modified Mar 09, 2016 11:25 AM — filed under: , , ,
This is a quick comparison of the texts of the Aadhaar Bill 2016 and the National Identification Authority of India Bill 2010. The new sections in the former are highlighed, and the deleted sections (that were part of the latter) are struck out.
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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.
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Blog Entry Summary Report Internet Governance Forum 2015
by Jyoti Panday published Nov 23, 2015 last modified Nov 30, 2015 10:47 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India participated in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held at Poeta Ronaldo Cunha Lima Conference Center, Joao Pessoa in Brazil from 10 November 2015 to 13 November 2015. The theme of IGF 2015 was ‘Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development’. Sunil Abraham, Pranesh Prakash & Jyoti Panday from CIS actively engaged and made substantive contributions to several key issues affecting internet governance at the IGF 2015. The issue-wise detail of their engagement is set out below.
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Blog Entry Predictive Policing: What is it, How it works, and its Legal Implications
by Rohan George published Nov 24, 2015 last modified Nov 24, 2015 04:31 PM — filed under: , ,
This article reviews literature surrounding big data and predictive policing and provides an analysis of the legal implications of using predictive policing techniques in the Indian context.
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