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Blog Entry Aadhaar marks a fundamental shift in citizen-state relations: From ‘We the People’ to ‘We the Government’
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 04, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Your fingerprints, iris scans, details of where you shop. Compulsory Aadhaar means all this data is out there. And it’s still not clear who can view or use it.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Aadhaar: Still Too Many Problems
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 07, 2016 last modified Apr 06, 2016 03:31 PM — filed under: , ,
While one wishes to welcome govt’s attempt to bring Aadhaar within a legislative framework, the fact is there are too many problems that still remain unaddressed for one to be optimistic.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
About Us
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 12, 2011 last modified Jun 27, 2016 01:59 PM
Blog Entry Accessible ICT Procurement
by Pranesh Prakash published May 09, 2016 — filed under:
Today in India there is an excellent opportunity to address the needs of persons with disabilities through accessible ICT procurement. There is a growing body of evidence globally to demonstrate that governments are successfully using accessible procurement as a means of ensuring the human rights of persons with disabilities,. They are amongst the largest purchasers of IT in any country and by requiring accessible products and services, ensure that all citizens with disabilities and government employees who are disabled are able to access and use public infrastructure and communication. CIS along with 20 other organisations petition the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Information Technology to bring in accessibility considerations within the draft Procurement Bill.
Located in Accessibility / Blog
Agreement on Procurement
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 08, 2008 last modified Dec 08, 2008 06:08 AM
On December 6, 2008, at the closing of the third Internet Governance Forum in Hyderabad, India, the Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards (DCOS) released an agreement entitled the "Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards (DCOS) Agreement on Procurement in Support of Interoperability and Open Standards".
Located in Openness / Publications / Open Standards
ALF's Note before 2005 Amendment
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 30, 2008 last modified Sep 30, 2008 03:19 PM
Briefing note on the impact of software patents on the software industry in India
Located in Openness / Publications / Software Patents
File ALF's Position Paper on Draft Patent Manual
by admin last modified Sep 21, 2008 02:40 PM
ALF's draft position paper on the draft patent manual.
Located in Openness / Publications / Software Patents
An Introduction to the Chinese Wikipedia
by Pranesh Prakash published Sep 08, 2009 last modified Apr 05, 2011 04:32 AM — filed under:
A talk at CIS by Ting Chen, a Trustee on the Wikimedia Board, about the Chinese edition of Wikipedia
Located in Events
Blog Entry Analysing Latest List of Blocked Sites (Communalism & Rioting Edition)
by Pranesh Prakash published Aug 22, 2012 last modified Sep 06, 2012 11:52 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
Pranesh Prakash does preliminary analysis on a leaked list of the websites blocked from August 18, 2012 till August 21, 2012 by the Indian government.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Analysis of DIT's Response to Second RTI on Website Blocking
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 27, 2011 last modified Dec 02, 2011 09:26 AM — filed under: , ,
In this blog post, Pranesh Prakash briefly analyses the DIT's response to an RTI request on website blocking alongside the most recent edition of Google's Transparency Report, and what it tells us about the online censorship regime in India.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog