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Blog Entry Are we Losing the Right to Privacy and Freedom of Speech on Indian Internet?
by Amber Sinha published Mar 10, 2016 last modified Mar 16, 2016 02:44 PM — filed under: , , ,
The article was published in DNA on March 10, 2016.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Big Democracy, Big Surveillance: India's Surveillance State
by Maria Xynou published Feb 28, 2014 — filed under: ,
In India, surveillance is on the rise by the state to tackle crime and terrorism, and private companies are eager to meet the demand.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
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 CIS Supports the UN Resolution on “The Right to Privacy in the Digital age”.
by Elonnai Hickok published Nov 30, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The United Nations adopted the resolution on the right to privacy recently. It recognised privacy as a human right, integral to the right to free expression, and also declared that mass surveillance could have negative impacts on human rights.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Communication Rights in the Age of Digital Technology
by rakesh published Oct 13, 2015 last modified Oct 24, 2015 07:45 AM — filed under: , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) invites you to a conference to discuss the evolution of privacy and surveillance in India on Friday, October 30, 2015 at Deck Suite Hall, 5th Floor, Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, Near Air Force Bal Bharti School, New Delhi - 110003, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Counter Surveillance Panel: DiscoTech & Hackathon
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 24, 2014 last modified Feb 28, 2014 05:36 AM — filed under: , , ,
We invite you to a Counter Surveillance DiscoTech and Hackathon at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore on Saturday, March 1, 2014 (9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.). The event is being co-organized by the Centre for Internet and Society in tandem with the MIT Centre for Civic Media Co-Design Lab, with support from members of Tactical Technology Collective, Hackteria.org and Srishti School of Art Design and Technology. Registrations begin at 9.00 a.m. The event shall close with a featured talk by renown information activist and maker lab innovator Smari McCarthy, titled "Privacy for Humanity" at 5.00 p.m.
Located in Events
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.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Cyberspying: Government may ban Gmail for official communication
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 02, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The government will soon ask all its employees to stop using Google's Gmail for official communication, a move intended to increase security of confidential government information after revelations of widespread cyberspying by the US.
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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.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Dear Milind Deora, Prakash Javadekar Deserved The Truth
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 22, 2013 last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:38 AM — filed under: , ,
Milind Deora, the Minister of State for Communications, Information Technology and Shipping, isn’t your typical politician.
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