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India's Aadhaar with biometric details of its billion citizens is making experts uncomfortable
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 14, 2017 — filed under: , ,
"Indians in general have yet to understand the meaning and essence of privacy," says Member of Parliament, Tathagata Satpathy.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Privacy Gaps in India's Digital India Project
by Anisha Gupta and Edited by Amber Sinha published Feb 21, 2017 — filed under: ,
This paper seeks to assess the privacy protections under 15 e-governance schemes: Soil Health Card, Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS), Project Panchdeep, U-Dise, Electronic Health Records, NHRM Smart Card, MyGov, eDistricts, Mobile Seva, Digi Locker, eSign framework for Aadhaar, Passport Seva, PayGov, National Land Records Modernization Programme (NLRMP), and Aadhaar.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Report on the 5th Privacy Round Table meeting
by Maria Xynou published Jul 24, 2013 last modified Jul 26, 2013 08:24 AM — filed under: ,
This report entails an overview of the discussions and recommendations of the fifth Privacy Round Table in Calcutta, on 13th July 2013.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Your life's an open Facebook
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 26, 2013 — filed under: ,
The jury's out on Facebook's newly introduced Graph Search. While some argue that it's a stalker's dream come true, others say it's a great tool for social research. Shikha Kumar jumps right into the debate.
Located in News & Media
Your telco could help spy on you
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 30, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
Telecom minister gives approval to changes in rules for mobile licences to enable such mass surveillance.
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry The Audacious ‘Right to Be Forgotten’
by Kovey Coles published Jul 31, 2013 — filed under: ,
There has long been speculation over the permanency of our online presence. Posting about excessively-personal details, commenting in a way which is later embarrassing, being caught in unflattering public photos; to our chagrin, all of these unfortunate situations often persist on the web, and can continue to haunt us in future years.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry India's National Cyber Security Policy in Review
by Jonathan Diamond published Jul 31, 2013 — filed under: , ,
Earlier this month, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology released India’s first National Cyber Security Policy. Years in the making, the Policy sets high goals for cyber security in India and covers a wide range of topics, from institutional frameworks for emergency response to indigenous capacity building.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry 'Ethical Hacker' Saket Modi Calls for Stronger Cyber Security Discussions
by Kovey Coles published Aug 05, 2013 last modified Aug 05, 2013 01:11 PM — filed under: , ,
Twenty-two year old Saket Modi is the CEO and co-founder of Lucideus, a leading cyber security company in India which claims to have worked with 4 out of 5 top global e-commerce companies, 4 out of 10 top IT companies in the world, and 3 out of 5 top banks of the Asia Pacific.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Token disclosures?
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 07, 2013 — filed under: ,
Snowden’s Xkeyscore expose makes a mockery of Twitter’s transparency revelations.
Located in News & Media
Facebook: Limiting access to social media can restrict freedom of speech
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 08, 2013 — filed under: , , ,
In its counter-affidavit to the PIL in the Delhi high court, Facebook has argued that limiting access to social media can limit an individual's freedom of speech and expression.
Located in News & Media