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Blog Entry CIS submission to the UNGA WSIS+10 Review
by Jyoti Panday published Aug 09, 2015 — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) submitted its comments to the non-paper on the UNGA Overall Review of the Implementation of the WSIS outcomes, evaluating the progress made and challenges ahead.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Big Data and the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules 2011
by Elonnai Hickok published Aug 11, 2015 — filed under: , ,
Experts and regulators across jurisdictions are examining the impact of Big Data practices on traditional data protection standards and principles. This will be a useful and pertinent exercise for India to undertake as the government and the private and public sectors begin to incorporate and rely on the use of Big Data in decision making processes and organizational operations.This blog provides an initial evaluation of how Big Data could impact India's current data protection standards.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Right to Privacy in Peril
by Vipul Kharbanda published Aug 13, 2015 — filed under: ,
It seems to have become quite a fad, especially amongst journalists, to use this headline and claim that the right to privacy which we consider so inherent to our being, is under attack. However, when I use this heading in this piece I am not referring to the rampant illegal surveillance being done by the government, or the widely reported recent raids on consenting (unmarried) adults who were staying in hotel rooms in Mumbai. I am talking about the fact that the Supreme Court of India has deemed it fit to refer the question of the very existence of a fundamental right to privacy to a Constitution Bench to finally decide the matter, and define the contours of such right if it does exist.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Security: Privacy, Transparency and Technology
by Sunil Abraham published Aug 19, 2015 last modified Sep 15, 2015 10:53 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has been involved in privacy and data protection research for the last five years. It has participated as a member of the Justice A.P. Shah Committee, which has influenced the draft Privacy Bill being authored by the Department of Personnel and Training. It has organised 11 multistakeholder roundtables across India over the last two years to discuss a shadow Privacy Bill drafted by CIS with the participation of privacy commissioners and data protection authorities from Europe and Canada.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Govt websites to get new addresses
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 08, 2012 last modified Jun 11, 2012 03:27 AM — filed under:
The government today said by December all its websites would switch over to IPv6 — the next generation Web standard that enables the creation of trillions of new Internet addresses and provides higher levels of security.
Located in News & Media
RTI on Officials and Agencies Authorized to Intercept Telephone Messages in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: ,
In an RTI mailed on April 17, 2013, the Centre for Internet and Society sought comprehensive information on the officials and agencies authorized to intercept telephone messages in India.
Located in Internet Governance / Resources
India's centralised snooping system facing big delays
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: ,
Central Monitoring System lacks algorithms, database and data.
Located in News & Media
India’s Central Monitoring System: Security can’t come at cost of privacy
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 15, 2013 — filed under: , ,
During a Google hangout session in June this year, Milind Deora, minister of state for communications and information technology, addressed concerns related to the central monitoring system (CMS).
Located in News & Media
Blog Entry The DNA Profiling Bill 2007 and Privacy
by Elonnai Hickok published Apr 25, 2011 last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:40 AM — filed under: ,
In 2007 a bill known as the Draft DNA Profiling Bill was piloted by the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, an autonomous organization funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The below is a background to DNA collection/analysis in India, and a critique of the Bill a from a privacy perspective.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
Blog Entry Draft Law Would Prohibit Showing ‘Disputed Areas’ on Maps of India
by Subhashish Panigrahi published May 15, 2016 — filed under:
Maps that label geographic areas of conflict as “disputed” territories in India could put one behind bars for seven years with 1B Indian Rupees (US$15M) penalty if a recently proposed bill becomes law.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs