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Blog Entry The India Privacy Monitor Map
by Maria Xynou published Oct 09, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society has started the first Privacy Watch in India! Check out our map which includes data on the UID, NPR and CCTNS schemes, as well as on the installation of CCTV cameras and the use of drones throughout the country.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Privacy and Surveillance Roundtable
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 29, 2014 — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society and the Cellular Operators Association of India invite you to a roundtable at the India International Centre, New Delhi on July 4, 2014.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Consultation to Frame Rules under the Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 02, 2014 — filed under: , ,
The National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI) and Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi (CCG at NLUD) invite you to a consultation to draft rules under the Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry Connected Trouble
by Sunil Abraham published Oct 28, 2015 — filed under: , ,
The internet of things phenomenon is based on a paradigm shift from thinking of the internet merely as a means to connect individuals, corporations and other institutions to an internet where all devices in (insulin pumps and pacemakers), on (wearable technology) and around (domestic appliances and vehicles) humans beings are connected.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Omnishambles of UID, shrouded in its RTI opacity
by Elonnai Hickok published Feb 19, 2013 last modified Feb 19, 2013 11:04 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet & Society sponsored Colonel Mathew Thomas to hold a workshop at the fourth National Right to Information (RTI) organized by the National Campaign for People's Right to Information, held in Hyderabad from February 15 to 18, 2013.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Surveillance Camp IV: Disproportionate State Surveillance - A Violation of Privacy
by Elonnai Hickok published Feb 19, 2013 — filed under: ,
This is the fourth in a series of posts mapping global surveillance challenges discussed at EFF's State Surveillance and Human Rights Camp in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This article has been co-written with Elonnai Hickok — Centre for Internet and Society India, and a speaker at EFF's Camp.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry BigDog is Watching You! The Sci-fi Future of Animal and Insect Drones
by Maria Xynou published Feb 25, 2013 last modified Jul 12, 2013 03:38 PM — filed under: , ,
Do you think robotic aeroplanes monitoring us are scary enough? Wait until you read about DARPA´s new innovative and subtle way to keep us all under the microscope! This blog post presents a new reality of drones which is depicted in none other than animal and insect-like robots, equipped with cameras and other surveillance technologies.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Analyzing the Draft Human DNA Profiling Bill 2012
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 25, 2013 last modified Feb 25, 2013 09:56 AM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society invites you to a workshop on analyzing the Draft Human DNA Profiling Bill on March 1, 2013 in its Bangalore office, from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Blog Entry The Centre for Internet & Society Joins the Global Network Initiative
by Prasad Krishna published Apr 25, 2012 last modified Apr 25, 2012 09:13 AM — filed under: , ,
The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is pleased to announce its newest member, the Centre for Internet & Society based in Bangalore, India. A technology policy research institute, CIS brings to GNI in-depth expertise on global Internet governance as well as online freedom of expression and privacy in India.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Comparative Analysis of DNA Profiling Legislations from Across the World
by Srinivas Atreya published May 23, 2013 last modified Jul 12, 2013 11:30 AM — filed under: , ,
With the growing importance of forensic data in law enforcement and research, many countries have recognized the need to regulate the collection and use of forensic data and maintain DNA databases. Across the world around 60 countries maintain DNA databases which are generally regulated by specific legislations. Srinivas Atreya provides a broad overview of the important provisions of four different legislations which can be compared and contrasted with the Indian draft bill.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog