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#NAMAprivacy: Data standards for IoT and home automation systems
by Admin published Nov 08, 2017 — filed under: ,
On 5th October, MediaNama held a #NAMAprivacy conference in Bangalore focused on Privacy in the context of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) and the issue of consent, supported by Google, Amazon, Mozilla, ISOC, E2E Networks and Info Edge, with community partners HasGeek and Takshashila Institution. Part 1 of the notes from the discussion on IoT:
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry A Review of the Policy Debate around Big Data and Internet of Things
by Elonnai Hickok published Aug 17, 2015 — filed under: ,
This blog post seeks to review and understand how regulators and experts across jurisdictions are reacting to Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) from a policy perspective.
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Blog Entry Aadhaar Bill 2016 & NIAI Bill 2010 - Comparing the Texts
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 09, 2016 last modified Mar 09, 2016 11:25 AM — filed under: , , ,
This is a quick comparison of the texts of the Aadhaar Bill 2016 and the National Identification Authority of India Bill 2010. The new sections in the former are highlighed, and the deleted sections (that were part of the latter) are struck out.
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Blog Entry Aadhaar Bill 2016 Evaluated against the National Privacy Principles
by Pooja Saxena and Amber Sinha published Mar 21, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , , ,
In this infographic, we evaluate the privacy provisions of the Aadhaar Bill 2016 against the national privacy principles developed by the Group of Experts on Privacy led by the Former Chief Justice A.P. Shah in 2012. The infographic is based on Vipul Kharbanda’s article 'Analysis of Aadhaar Act in the Context of A.P. Shah Committee Principles,' and is designed by Pooja Saxena, with inputs from Amber Sinha.
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Blog Entry Adoption of Standards in Smart Cities - Way Forward for India
by Vanya Rakesh published Mar 19, 2016 last modified Apr 11, 2016 03:04 AM — filed under: , , , ,
With a paradigm shift towards the concept of “Smart Cities’ globally, as well as India, such cities have been defined by several international standardization bodies and countries, however, there is no uniform definition adopted globally. The glue that allows infrastructures to link and operate efficiently is standards as they make technologies interoperable and efficient.
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Blog Entry An Urgent Need for the Right to Privacy
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 16, 2016 last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:40 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Along with a group of individuals and organisations from academia and civil society, we have drafted and are signatories to an open letter addressed to the Union government and urging the same to "urgently take steps to uphold the constitutional basis to the right to privacy and fulfil it’s constitutional and international obligations." Here we publish the text of the open letter. Please follow the link below to support it by joining the signatories.
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Blog Entry Analysis of Aadhaar Act in the Context of A.P. Shah Committee Principles
by Vipul Kharbanda published Mar 17, 2016 last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:43 PM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
Whilst there are a number of controversies relating to the Aadhaar Act including the fact that it was introduced in a manner so as to circumvent the majority of the opposition in the upper house of the Parliament and that it was rushed through the Lok Sabha in a mere eight days, in this paper we shall discuss the substantial aspects of the Act in relation to privacy concerns which have been raised by a number of experts. In October 2012, the Group of Experts on Privacy constituted by the Planning Commission under the chairmanship of Justice AP Shah Committee submitted its report which listed nine principles of privacy which all legislations, especially those dealing with personal should adhere to. In this paper, we shall discuss how the Aadhaar Act fares vis-à-vis these nine principles.
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Blog Entry Benefits and Harms of "Big Data"
by Scott Mason published Dec 30, 2015 — filed under: ,
Today the quantity of data being generated is expanding at an exponential rate. From smartphones and televisions, trains and airplanes, sensor-equipped buildings and even the infrastructures of our cities, data now streams constantly from almost every sector and function of daily life.
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Blog Entry Benefits, Harms, Rights and Regulation: A Survey of Literature on Big Data
by Amber Sinha, Vanya Rakesh, Vidushi Marda and Geethanjali Jujjavarapu published Mar 23, 2017 — filed under: ,
This survey draws upon a range of literature including news articles, academic articles, and presentations and seeks to disaggregate the potential benefits and harms of big data, organising them into several broad categories that reflect the existing scholarly literature. The survey also recognises the non-technical big data regulatory options which are in place as well as those which have been proposed by various governments, civil society groups and academics.
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Big Data and Governance in India
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) is happy to invite you to a discussion on the role of Big Data in governance in India with a focus on Digital India, UID Scheme and Smart Cities Mission in India on January 23, 2016 at CIS office in Bangalore from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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