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Blog Entry To preserve freedoms online, amend the IT Act
by Gurshabad Grover published Apr 16, 2019 — filed under: , , ,
Look into the mechanisms that allow the government and ISPs to carry out online censorship without accountability.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Is the new ‘interception’ order old wine in a new bottle?
by Elonnai Hickok, Vipul Kharbanda, Shweta Mohandas and Pranav M. Bidare published Dec 29, 2018 — filed under: , , , ,
The government could always authorise intelligence agencies to intercept and monitor communications, but the lack of clarity is problematic.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
The thrill of saving India from cybercrime
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 21, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Geeks seize the chance to help the government, defence forces and banks draw up fences against tech crimes.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Privacy after Big Data: Compilation of Early Research
by Saumyaa Naidu published Nov 12, 2016 last modified Nov 12, 2016 01:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Evolving data science, technologies, techniques, and practices, including big data, are enabling shifts in how the public and private sectors carry out their functions and responsibilities, deliver services, and facilitate innovative production and service models to emerge. In this compilation we have put together a series of articles that we have developed as we explore the impacts – positive and negative – of big data. This is a growing body of research that we are exploring and is relevant to multiple areas of our work including privacy and surveillance. Feedback and comments on the compilation are welcome and appreciated.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
If all goes well, Indian IT Act may enter 21st century
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 06, 2016 last modified Oct 06, 2016 04:49 PM — filed under: ,
The government is aiming to refresh the main law governing information technology by giving it a revamp which it hopes will bring it in tune with the times and address criticisms about its weaknesses, a senior official said on condition of anonymity.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Internet Rights and Wrongs
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 22, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
With a rise in PIL's for unwarranted censorship, do we need to step back and inspect if it's about time unreasonable trends are checked?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Despite SC order, thousands booked under scrapped Sec 66A of IT Act
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 07, 2016 — filed under: ,
College student Danish Mohammed’s arrest this March under the scrapped Section 66A of the Information Technology Act for allegedly sharing a morphed picture of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat wasn’t an exception.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Accessing pirated content might lead to prison term & Rs 3-lakh fine
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
India puts onus of downloading and viewing pirated content on individuals.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Place for a safety net
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 13, 2016 — filed under: ,
Vinupriya took her life last week, humiliated by the morphed images of her naked body posted on a social media site. Experts warn that the spike in Internet traffic brings with it an increase in online sexual crimes. Measures must be taken urgently to save lives, they tell T.V. Jayan.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Case of Whatsapp Group Admins
by Japreet Grewal published Nov 26, 2015 last modified Dec 08, 2015 10:25 AM — filed under: , ,
Located in Internet Governance / Blog