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#NetNeutrality, Data Protection Laws among topics at ITechLaw Conference
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 30, 2016 — filed under: ,
The who’s-who of the technology law sector convened at the ITechLaw India International Conference held from January 27-29 in Bangalore.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry ‘A Good Day for the Internet Everywhere': India Bans Differential Data Pricing
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Feb 25, 2016 — filed under: ,
India distinguished itself as a global leader on network neutrality on February 8, when regulators officially banned “differential pricing”, a process through which telecommunications service providers could or charge discriminatory tariffs for data services offered based on content.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
A Megacorp’s Basic Instinct
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 04, 2016 — filed under: , , , , , ,
Bolstered by academia and civil society, TRAI stands its ground against FB’s Free Basics publicity blitz.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Access at the cost of Net neutrality?
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 09, 2015 — filed under: ,
In the Net neutrality debate, there is a conflict between two core values: ease of access and neutrality. The ease of access promised by applications like Free Basics compromises neutrality and may later morph into a method of predatory pricingIf programs that bring access to a part of the Internet in the immediate future were to entrench themselves, it could eventually lead to telecom companies abusing their dominant positionsIn the absence of a specific law mandating a neutral Internet, telecom companies enjoy a virtual carte blanche to discriminate between different applications. Though they have not yet exploited this autonomy fully, they are certainly moving towards that.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry ବ୍ୟବହାରୀଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ନିରାପତ୍ତା ଓ ଗୋପନୀୟତାର କୋକୁଆ ଆଣିବ ଫେସବୁକର ଫ୍ରି ବେସିକ୍ସ
by Subhashish Panigrahi published Jan 27, 2016 last modified Jan 28, 2016 07:24 AM — filed under: , , ,
This opinion piece in Odia on Facebook's Free Basics App was published in Your Story. The post highlights several user security and privacy that Free Basics is violating apart from violating net neutrality. It also brings the parallel of Airtel Zero and Free Basics with the Grameenphone project by Mozilla in Bangladesh and the worldwide Wikipedia Zero projects.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry CDT Provides Answers to Questions on Internet Neutrality
by Pranesh Prakash published Apr 26, 2011 last modified Jun 04, 2012 05:56 AM — filed under: ,
Pranesh Prakash of CIS asked David Sohn of CDT a few pointed questions on the emerging hot topic of 'Internet neutrality', and received very useful responses. Those questions and Mr. Sohn's responses are documented in this blog post.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation on Free Data
by Pranesh Prakash published Jun 30, 2016 last modified Jul 01, 2016 04:04 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) held a consultation on Free Data, for which CIS sent in the following comments.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
File CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-Top Services
by Pranesh Prakash published Mar 25, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Located in Internet Governance / Resources / Net Neutrality Resources
Blog Entry CIS's Position on Net Neutrality
by Sunil Abraham published Dec 04, 2015 last modified Dec 09, 2015 01:06 PM — filed under: , , ,
As researchers committed to the principle of pluralism we rarely produce institutional positions. This is also because we tend to update our positions based on research outputs. But the lack of clarity around our position on network neutrality has led some stakeholders to believe that we are advocating for forbearance. Nothing can be farther from the truth. Please see below for the current articulation of our common institutional position.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Clearing Misconceptions: What the DoT Panel Report on Net Neutrality Says (and Doesn't)
by Pranesh Prakash published Jul 21, 2015 last modified Jul 21, 2015 12:36 PM — filed under: ,
There have been many misconceptions about what the DoT Panel Report on Net Neutrality says: the most popular ones being that they have recommended higher charges for services like WhatsApp and Viber, and that the report is an anti-Net neutrality report masquerading as a pro-Net neutrality report. Pranesh Prakash clears up these and other incorrect notions about the report in this brief analysis.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog