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‘By weakening our security, govt is putting us at risk of espionage’
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 27, 2015 last modified Oct 02, 2015 03:09 AM — filed under: , ,
After the BlackBerry encryption and IT Act fiascos of recent years, the government last week sent yet another cyber policy howler, the Draft National Encryption Policy, only to withdraw it in the face of severe protests. S. Raghotham and Mayukh Mukherjee spoke with Pranesh Prakash, policy director, Centre for Internet & Society, on the government’s continued misadventures with data privacy and encryption.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Bowing to public pressure, govt withdraws draft encryption policy
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 22, 2015 last modified Oct 01, 2015 02:15 AM — filed under: , ,
Bowing to pressure from the public, the government on Tuesday withdrew a draft policy that sought to control secured online communication, including through mass-use social media and web applications such as WhatsApp and Twitter.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Online outcry forces government to withdraw draft encryption policy
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 01, 2015 — filed under: , ,
The article by Naina Khedekar discussing encryption policy was published in First Post on September 23, 2015. Pranesh Prakash has been quoted.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Pre-Budget Consultation 2016 - Submission to the IT Group of the Ministry of Finance
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jan 12, 2016 last modified Jan 12, 2016 01:34 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
The Ministry of Finance has recently held pre-budget consultations with different stakeholder groups in connection with the Union Budget 2016-17. We were invited to take part in the consultation for the IT (hardware and software) group organised on January 07, 2016, and submit a suggestion note. We are sharing the note below. It was prepared and presented by Sumandro Chattapadhyay, with contributions from Rohini Lakshané, Anubha Sinha, and other members of CIS.
Located in Openness
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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Ministry And The Trace: Subverting End-To-End Encryption
by Gurshabad Grover, Tanaya Rajwade and Divyank Katira published Jul 12, 2021 last modified Jul 12, 2021 08:18 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
A legal and technical analysis of the 'traceability' rule and its impact on messaging privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Short-lived Adventure of India’s Encryption Policy
by Bhairav Acharya published Nov 27, 2015 last modified Nov 29, 2015 09:03 AM — filed under: ,
Written for the Berkeley Information Privacy Law Association (BIPLA).
Located in Internet Governance / Blog