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Blog Entry Can the Aadhaar Act 2016 be Classified as a Money Bill?
by Pooja Saxena published Apr 24, 2016 last modified Apr 25, 2016 01:48 PM — filed under: , , , ,
In this infographic, we show if the Aadhaar Act 2016, recently tabled in and passed by the Lok Sabha as a money bill, can be classified as a money bill. The infographic is designed by Pooja Saxena, based on information compiled by Amber Sinha and Sumandro Chattapadhyay.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Can the Matters Dealt with in the Aadhaar Act be the Objects of a Money Bill?
by Pooja Saxena published Apr 24, 2016 — filed under: , , , ,
In this infographic, we highlight the matters dealt with in the Aadhaar Act 2016, recently tabled in and passed by the Lok Sabha as a money bill, and consider if these can be objects of a money bill. The infographic is designed by Pooja Saxena, based on information compiled by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Comments on the Report of the Committee on Digital Payments (December 2016)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha published Jan 12, 2017 last modified Jan 12, 2017 12:32 PM — filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
The Committee on Digital Payments constituted by the Ministry of Finance and chaired by Ratan P. Watal, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog, submitted its report on the "Medium Term Recommendations to Strengthen Digital Payments Ecosystem" on December 09, 2016. The report was made public on December 27, and comments were sought from the general public. Here are the comments submitted by the Centre for Internet and Society.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Consultation on 'National Geospatial Policy' - Notes and Submission
by Anubha Sinha published Mar 29, 2016 last modified Mar 29, 2016 05:03 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has constituted a National Expert Committee for developing a draft National Geospatial Policy (NGP) to provide appropriate guidelines for collection, analysis, use, and distribution of geospatial information across India, and to assure data availability, accessibility and quality. A pre-drafting consultation meeting for the NGP was organised in Delhi on February 03, 2016. Ms. Anubha Sinha represented CIS at the meeting, and shares her notes.
Located in Openness
Blog Entry Contestations of Data, ECJ Safe Harbor Ruling and Lessons for India
by Jyoti Panday published Oct 14, 2015 — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
The European Court of Justice has invalidated a European Commission decision, which had previously concluded that the 'Safe Harbour Privacy Principles' provide adequate protections for European citizens’ privacy rights for the transfer of personal data between European Union and United States. The inadequacies of the framework is not news for the European Commission and action by ECJ has been a long time coming. The ruling raises important questions about how the claims of citizenship are being negotiated in the context of the internet, and how increasingly the contestations of personal data are being employed in the discourse.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Digital India - Now to Work
by Shyam Ponappa published Oct 03, 2015 last modified Nov 10, 2015 03:18 AM — filed under: , , ,
There's a buzz about Digital India again with an Indian PM finally reaching Silicon Valley. So are we close to broadband taking off, or is this just more hype?
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Digital India Needs These Policy Changes
by Shyam Ponappa published Sep 01, 2016 last modified Oct 02, 2016 10:09 AM — filed under: , ,
Appropriate policies will increase connectivity much more than spectrum auctions.
Located in Telecom / Blog
Blog Entry Digital native: Free speech? You must be joking!
by Nishant Shah published May 14, 2017 last modified Jun 08, 2017 01:16 AM — filed under: , ,
India’s digital landscape is dotted with vigilante voices that drown out people’s right to free speech.
Located in RAW
Blog Entry Digital Native: Getting through an election made for the social media gaze
by Nishant Shah published Apr 28, 2019 — filed under: , , ,
In the poll season, social media platforms thrive on wounded outrage disguised as politics.
Located in RAW
Blog Entry Digital native: The View from My Bubble
by Nishant Shah published Dec 05, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
In the digital world, the privileged have the power to deny a devastating crisis for the poor.
Located in RAW