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Blog Entry Unpacking video-based surveillance in New Delhi
by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon published Jun 20, 2019 last modified Jun 20, 2019 05:13 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon presented at an international workshop on 'Urban Data, Inequality and Justice in the Global South', on 14 June 2019, at the University of Manchester. The agenda for the workshop and the slides from the presentation by Aayush and Ambika are available below.
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Workshop on 'Urban Data, Inequality and Justice in the Global South'
by Admin published Jun 14, 2019 last modified Jul 06, 2019 01:30 AM — filed under: , ,
Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon presented our research on video-based surveillance in New Delhi at a workshop on urban data, inequality, and justice in the global South at the University of Manchester on 14 June 2019.
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Blog Entry CIS Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Speech and Expression: Surveillance Industry and Human Rights
by Elonnai Hickok, Arindrajit Basu, Gurshabad Grover, Akriti Bopanna, Shweta Mohandas, Martyna Kalvaityte published Feb 20, 2019 last modified Feb 20, 2019 10:48 AM — filed under: , ,
CIS responded to the call for submissions from the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Speech and Expression. The submission was on the Surveillance Industry and Human Rights.
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Blog Entry Data Infrastructures and Inequities: Why Does Reproductive Health Surveillance in India Need Our Urgent Attention?
by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon published Feb 14, 2019 last modified Dec 30, 2019 04:44 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
In order to bring out certain conceptual and procedural problems with health monitoring in the Indian context, this article by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon posits health monitoring as surveillance and not merely as a “data problem.” Casting a critical feminist lens, the historicity of surveillance practices unveils the gendered power differentials wedded into taken-for-granted “benign” monitoring processes. The unpacking of the Mother and Child Tracking System and the National Health Stack reveals the neo-liberal aspirations of the Indian state.
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Blog Entry Regulating the Internet: The Government of India & Standards Development at the IETF
by Aayush Rathi, Gurshabad Grover and Sunil Abraham published Nov 30, 2018 last modified Jan 22, 2019 07:29 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The institution of open standards has been described as a formidable regulatory regime governing the Internet. Given the regulatory and domestic policy implications that technical standards can have, there is a need for Indian governmental agencies to focus adequate resources geared towards achieving favourable outcomes at standards development fora.
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Surveillance Stories: Optimizing rights and governance
by Admin published Oct 31, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Sunil Abraham gave a talk at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore on October 16, 2018. Sunil used a series of stories to explain how surveillance works and fails in the context of theft, murder, insider trading, terrorism, demonetization and encounter killings.
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Blog Entry Why Data Localisation Might Lead To Unchecked Surveillance
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 16, 2018 — filed under: , ,
In recent times, there has been a rash of policies and regulations that propose that the data that Indian entities handle be physically stored on servers in India, in some cases exclusively. In other cases, only a copy needs to be stored.
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Critics of India's ID card project say they have been harassed, put under surveillance
by Admin published Feb 24, 2018 — filed under: ,
Researchers and journalists who have identified loopholes in India’s massive national identity card project have said they have been slapped with criminal cases or harassed by government agencies because of their work.
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Paranoid about state surveillance? Here’s the FD Guide to living in the age of snoops
by Admin published Dec 16, 2017 — filed under: ,
The US does it, so does China. Ever since Edward Snowden’s revelations back in 2013, which exposed the extent of the US’s global surveillance apparatus, the public has been fairly clued into the extent of mass surveillance.
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Blog Entry How Aadhaar compromises privacy? And how to fix it?
by Sunil Abraham published Mar 31, 2017 last modified Apr 01, 2017 07:00 AM — filed under: , , ,
Aadhaar is mass surveillance technology. Unlike targeted surveillance which is a good thing, and essential for national security and public order – mass surveillance undermines security. And while biometrics is appropriate for targeted surveillance by the state – it is wholly inappropriate for everyday transactions between the state and law abiding citizens.
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