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Blog Entry CIS's Position on Net Neutrality
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 04, 2015 last modified Dec 09, 2015 01:06 PM — filed under: , , ,
As researchers committed to the principle of pluralism we rarely produce institutional positions. This is also because we tend to update our positions based on research outputs. But the lack of clarity around our position on network neutrality has led some stakeholders to believe that we are advocating for forbearance. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Please see below for the current articulation of our common institutional position.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Online Pre-Censorship is Harmful and Impractical
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 07, 2011 last modified Dec 12, 2011 05:00 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
The Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Mr. Kapil Sibal wants Internet intermediaries to pre-censor content uploaded by their users. Pranesh Prakash takes issue with this and explains why this is a problem, even if the government's heart is in the right place. Further, he points out that now is the time to take action on the draconian IT Rules which are before the Parliament.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Hyper-connected, Hyper-lonely?
by Nilofar Ansher published Jun 11, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:57 AM — filed under: , ,
The Digital Natives newsletter, part of the 'Digital Natives with a Cause?' project, invites contributions to its April-May 2012 double issue.
Located in Digital Natives
Blog Entry Responses to the DIPP's Discussion Paper on SEPs and their Availability on FRAND Terms
by Anubha Sinha, Nehaa Chaudhari, and Rohini Lakshané published Apr 23, 2016 last modified Jul 07, 2016 04:24 PM — filed under: , ,
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India, requested comments through its "Discussion Paper on Standard Essential Patents and Their Availability on FRAND Terms" on March 1, 2016. This post is a compilation of various comments submitted in response to it.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Comments on Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Discussion Paper on Standard Essential Patents and their Availability on Frand Terms
by Anubha Sinha, Nehaa Chaudhari and Rohini Lakshane published May 01, 2016 last modified May 03, 2016 02:30 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society gave its comments to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. The comments were prepared by Anubha Sinha, Nehaa Chaudhari and Rohini Lakshané.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry National Resource Kit : The West Bengal Chapter (Call for Comments)
by Anandhi Viswanathan published Feb 28, 2013 last modified Nov 07, 2013 06:19 AM — filed under: ,
The National Resource Kit team is pleased to bring you its research on the state of laws, policies and programmes for persons with disabilities in the state of West Bengal.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Blog Entry Privacy Matters — Analyzing the Right to "Privacy Bill"
by Natasha Vaz published Jan 28, 2012 last modified Feb 15, 2012 04:27 AM — filed under: , , , ,
On January 21, 2012 a public conference “Privacy Matters” was held at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai. It was the sixth conference organised in the series of regional consultations held as “Privacy Matters”. The present conference analyzed the Draft Privacy Bill and the participants discussed the challenges and concerns of privacy in India.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Workshop on Open Data for Human Development - Sessions Report
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Aug 26, 2015 last modified Aug 28, 2015 08:16 AM — filed under: , , , ,
CIS facilitated a workshop on open data policy and tools for government officials from Sikkim, Meghalaya, and Tripura, and those from Bhutan and Maldives, in June 2015. The workshop was co-facilitated with Akvo, DataMeet, and Mapbox, and was supported by International Centre for Human Development of UNDP India. Here we share the workshop report and other related documents. The report is written by Sumandro, along with Amitangshu Acharya of Akvo.
Located in Openness
Blog Entry Not Just Fancy Television
by Nishant Shah published Dec 08, 2012 last modified Apr 24, 2015 11:45 AM — filed under: , , ,
Nishant Shah reviews Ben Hammersley's book "64 Things You Need to Know for Then: How to Face the Digital Future Without Fear ", published by Hodder & Stoughton
Located in Digital Natives / Blog
Blog Entry Privacy in Healthcare: Policy Guide
by Tanvi Mani published Aug 26, 2014 last modified Aug 31, 2014 03:18 PM — filed under: , , ,
The Health Policy Guide seeks to understand what are the legal regulations governing data flow in the health sector — particularly hospitals, and how are these regulations implemented. Towards this objective, the research reviews data practices in a variety of public and private hospitals and diagnostics labs. The research is based on legislation, case law, publicly available documents, and anonymous interviews.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog