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Blog Entry Privacy and Governmental Databases
by Elonnai Hickok published Mar 23, 2011 last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:41 AM — filed under: ,
In our research we have found that most government databases are incrementally designed in response to developments and improvements that need to be incorporated from time to time. This method of architecting a system leads to a poorly designed database with many privacy risks such as: inaccurate data, incomplete data, inappropriate disclosure of data, inappropriate access to data, and inappropriate security over data. To address these privacy concerns it is important to analyze the problem that is being addressed from the perspective of potential and planned interoperability with other government databases. Below is a list of problems and recommendations concerning privacy, concerning government databases.
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Blog Entry TRAI urged to take action against P2P throttling and DNS hijacking
by Anand Priya Singh published Nov 09, 2011 last modified Mar 27, 2012 06:07 AM — filed under:
On 4 November 2010, Anand had sent a complaint letter to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) regarding unethical practices adopted by Internet Service Providers (ISPs), particularly Airtel. The letter was sent by post and through an e-mail. It was addressed to the Advisor, CN & IT, TRAI. Anand got no help from the ISP and the reply from TRAI (No. 340-1\2010-CA/VOLv) stated that he contact the nodal officer. We have reproduced below the complaint letter that Anand sent to TRAI.
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Blog Entry Report on ICANN 50
by Jyoti Panday published Jun 29, 2014 last modified Oct 12, 2014 05:42 AM — filed under: ,
Jyoti Panday attended ICANN 50 in London from 22-26 June. Below are some of the highlights from the meeting.
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The India Conference on Cyber Security and Cyber Governance
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 13, 2014 — filed under: ,
Following the success of CYFY 2013 the CYFY 2014 will be held from October 15 to 17, 2014 in New Delhi. The Centre for Internet and Society is a knowledge partner for this event and Sunil Abraham is participating as a panelist in the session "Privacy is Dead".
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If MNCs make early inroads, they will keep market share: Sunil Abraham, CIS
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 24, 2014 — filed under:
The recent visits of the high-profile CEOs of internet/technology companies have made it clear that India, with its 200-million internet users, is increasingly becoming important for the multinational corporations (MNCs).
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Blog Entry The Gujarat High Court Judgment on the Snoopgate Issue
by Vipul Kharbanda published Oct 27, 2014 — filed under: ,
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Google move is not good for netizens, say experts
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 03, 2012 — filed under: ,
Google's plan to merge data across 60 of its properties, which was announced last week, has drawn criticism from experts on the Internet, who are saying that this is detrimental to privacy. Balaji Narasimhan wrote this in the Hindu Business Line. The article was published on 31 January 2012.
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India needs an independent privacy law, says NGO Privacy India
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 03, 2012 — filed under: ,
India needs an independent privacy law though there are a number of provisions in existing legislations that protect a citizen's privacy, according to an NGO that is lobbying for the cause. The story was published in the Economic Times on 2 February 2012.
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Common man as crusader
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 06, 2012 — filed under:
Tamil Nadu saw its highest poll turn out in 44 years when 75% of its adults exercised their franchise in the 2011 assembly elections. There were 48 lakh Google searches for ‘Anna Hazare’ on June 8 2011 (when he began his fast) compared to a negligible number on any day in 2010. A 42-year-old man immolated himself in Kutch last year when he was told to bribe officials to access his own ancestral land records.
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Blog Entry Aadhaar Act and its Non-compliance with Data Protection Law in India
by Vanya Rakesh published Apr 14, 2016 last modified Apr 18, 2016 11:43 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This post compares the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016, with India's data protection regime as articulated in the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011.
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