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Blog Entry (Updated) Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar Numbers with sensitive personal financial information
by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali published May 01, 2017 last modified Mar 13, 2019 12:29 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Since its inception in 2009, the Aadhaar project has been shrouded in controversy due to various questions raised about privacy, technological issues, welfare exclusion, and security concerns. In this study, we document numerous instances of publicly available Aadhaar Numbers along with other personally identifiable information (PII) of individuals on government websites. This report highlights four government projects run by various government departments that have made sensitive personal financial information and Aadhaar numbers public on the project websites.
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Blog Entry A Compilation of Research on the PDP Bill
by Pranav M B published Mar 05, 2020 last modified Mar 05, 2020 08:04 AM — filed under: , , ,
The most recent step in India’s initiative to create an effective and comprehensive Data Protection regime was the call for comments to the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which closed last month. Leading up to the comments, CIS has published numerous research pieces with the goal of providing a comprehensive overview of how this legislation would place India within the global scheme, and how the local situation has developed, as well as analysing its impacts on citizens’ rights.
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Blog Entry A Guide to Drafting Privacy Policy under the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
by Shweta Reddy published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Sep 20, 2021 10:34 AM — filed under: , ,
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, (PDP Bill) which is currently being deliberated by the Joint Parliamentary Committee, is likely to be tabled in the Parliament during the winter session of 2021.
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Blog Entry A Series of Op-eds on Data Protection
by Amber Sinha published Feb 19, 2018 — filed under: , , ,
I wrote a short series of three op-eds for Asia Times this week.
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Blog Entry Beyond the PDP Bill: Governance Choices for the DPA
by Trishi Jindal and S.Vivek published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Nov 10, 2021 07:32 AM — filed under: , ,
This article examines the specific governance choices the Data Protection Authority (DPA) in India must deliberate on vis-à-vis its standard-setting function, which are distinct from those it will encounter as part of its enforcement and supervision functions.
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Blog Entry CCTVs in Public Spaces and the Data Protection Bill, 2021
by Anamika Kundu and Digvijay S Chaudhary published Apr 28, 2022 — filed under: , ,
This article has been authored by Ms. Anamika Kundu, Research Assistant at the Centre for Internet and Society, and Digvijay S. Chaudhary, Researcher at the Centre for Internet and Society. This blog is a part of RSRR’s Blog Series on the Right to Privacy and the Legality of Surveillance, in collaboration with the Centre for Internet & Society.
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Blog Entry Centre for Internet and Society joins the Dynamic Coalition for Platform Responsibility
by Jyoti Panday published Sep 23, 2014 last modified Oct 07, 2014 10:54 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has joined the multistakeholder cooperative engagement amidst stakeholders towards creating Due Diligence Recommendations for online platforms and Model Contractual Provisions to be enshrined in ToS. This blog provides a brief background of the role of dynamic coalitions within the IGF structure, establishes the need for the coalition and provides an update on the action plan and next steps for interested stakeholders.
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Blog Entry CIS Comments and Recommendations on the Data Protection Bill, 2021
by Pallavi Bedi and Shweta Mohandas published Feb 14, 2022 — filed under: , ,
This document is a revised version of the comments we provided on the 2019 Bill on 20 February 2020, with updates based on the amendments in the 2021 Bill.
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Blog Entry CIS Submission to the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India
by Amber Sinha published Feb 05, 2018 last modified Apr 18, 2018 04:39 PM — filed under: , ,
This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ‘White Paper of the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India’ (“White Paper”) released by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The White paper was drafted by a Committee of Expert (“Committee”) constituted by the Ministry. CIS has conducted research on the issues of privacy, data protection and data security since 2010 and is thankful for the opportunity to put forth its views. The submission was made on January 31, 2018.
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Blog Entry Clause 12 Of The Data Protection Bill And Digital Healthcare: A Case Study
by Amber Sinha published Mar 01, 2022 — filed under: , , ,
In light of the state’s emerging digital healthcare apparatus, how does Clause 12 alter the consent and purpose limitation model?
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