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Blog Entry Consumer Privacy in e-Commerce
by Sahana Sarkar published Jul 23, 2011 last modified Mar 28, 2012 04:53 AM — filed under: ,
Looking at the larger picture of national security versus consumer privacy, Sahana Sarkar says that though consumer privacy is important in the world of digital technology, individuals must put aside some of their civil liberties when it comes to the question of national security, as it is necessary to prevent societal damage.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
Blog Entry Copyright Enforcement and Privacy in India
by Prashant Iyengar published Jun 14, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:27 AM — filed under: ,
Copyright can function contradictorily, as both the vehicle for the preservation of privacy as well as its abuse, writes Prashant Iyengar. The research examines the various ways in which privacy has been implicated in the shifting terrain of copyright enforcement in India and concludes by examining the notion of the private that emerges from a tapestry view of the relevant sections of Copyright Act.
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Re-thinking Key Escrow
by Natasha Vaz published Aug 09, 2011 last modified Aug 22, 2011 11:44 AM — filed under: ,
Would you make duplicates of your house keys and hand them over to the local police authority? And if so, would you feel safe? Naturally, one would protest this invasion of privacy. Similarly, would it be justified for the government to have a copy of the private key to intercept and decrypt communications? This is the idea behind key escrow; it enables government ‘wiretapping’.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
CCTV in Universities
by Merlin Oommen published Aug 10, 2011 last modified Sep 01, 2011 09:50 AM — filed under: ,
Basic Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Infrastructure is used to observe movements from a central room, and consists of one or more video cameras that transmit video and audio images to a set of monitors or video recorders.
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Privacy Matters — Analyzing the "Right to Privacy Bill"
by Natasha Vaz published Dec 05, 2011 last modified Apr 28, 2012 04:10 AM — filed under: , , ,
Privacy India in partnership with International Development Research Centre, Canada, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, the Godrej Culture Lab, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore is organising "Privacy Matters", a public conference at IIT, Bombay on 21 January 2012.
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India's Rs 400-crore Central Monitoring System to snoop on all communication
by Prasad Krishna published May 10, 2013 last modified Jun 05, 2013 10:39 AM — filed under: ,
Latest reports confirm that the government's longstanding aim of initiating the Central Monitoring System in the country is materialising now.
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Messaging apps find another foe in India’s market regulator
by Prasad Krishna published May 08, 2013 last modified Jun 05, 2013 10:46 AM — filed under: ,
Paranoid governments and mobile operators aren’t the only one that dislike messaging apps. Regulatory bodies aren’t crazy about them either. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is worried that attempts to pass on confidential information or manipulate markets are originating from within services like WhatsApp and Blackberry Messenger.
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Blog Entry Report on the 4th Privacy Round Table meeting
by Maria Xynou published Jun 25, 2013 last modified Jul 12, 2013 11:04 AM — filed under: , ,
This report entails an overview of the discussions and recommendations of the fourth Privacy Round Table in Mumbai, on 15th June 2013.
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Blog Entry SEBI and Communication Surveillance: New Rules, New Responsibilities?
by Kovey Coles published Jun 27, 2013 last modified Jul 12, 2013 10:51 AM — filed under: , ,
In this blog post, Kovey Coles writes about the activities of the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), discusses the importance of call data records (CDRs), and throws light on the significant transition in governmental leniency towards access to private records.
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Privacy Round Table, Kolkata
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 28, 2013 last modified Jul 10, 2013 06:11 AM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society, the Federation for Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the Data Security Council of India cordially invite you to attend the "Privacy Round Table" in Kolkata on July 13, 2013, 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., to discuss the "Report of the Group of Experts on Privacy" by the Justice A.P. Shah Committee, the text of the "Citizen's Privacy (Protection) Bill, 2013, drafted by the Centre for Internet and Society, and "Strengthening Privacy Protection through Co-Regulation" by DSCI.
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