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Why conviction rate for cyber crime cases in Karnataka is abysmally low
by Theja Ram published Oct 13, 2019 last modified Oct 13, 2019 06:07 AM — filed under:
Police say a third of the cases involving economic offences in Karnataka are related to job scams, a third related to OTP and UPI fraud, and the remaining are lottery related scams.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Why Data Localisation Might Lead To Unchecked Surveillance
by Pranesh Prakash published Oct 16, 2018 — filed under: , ,
In recent times, there has been a rash of policies and regulations that propose that the data that Indian entities handle be physically stored on servers in India, in some cases exclusively. In other cases, only a copy needs to be stored.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Why did India fail to discover the ISIS Twitter handle?
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 27, 2014 — filed under:
India's surveillance system fails to track the servers of internet giants like Google or Facebook because these do not have servers in the country, says a leading cyber law expert.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why did Nandan Nilekani praise a Twitter troll?
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 12, 2017 — filed under: , ,
As the Supreme Court upholds the linking of ‘Aadhar’ with PAN, questions around ex-UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani praising iSPIRT head Sharad Sharma Twitter troll and ‘Aadhar’s privacy properties will continue to be asked.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why entrepreneurs are wary of the new draft e-commerce policy
by Rahul Sachitanandan published Mar 08, 2019 — filed under:
Raka Chakrawarti, an entrepreneur from Mumbai, is tensed these days, not about her business, which is booming, but over the rules of the Draft National e-Commerce Policy.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why experts are worried about Aadhaar-based authentication
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 07, 2016 — filed under: , ,
As private companies are increasingly using Aadhaar data, is the privacy and security of personal data really at risk? What do those defending Aadhaar have to say?
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why Geospatial Bill is draconian and how it will hurt startups
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 02, 2016 — filed under: , ,
Last week, the Indian government rejected Google’s plans to map Indian cities, tourist spots and mountain ranges, using the 360-degree panoramic Google Street View feature.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why having more CCTV cameras does not translate to crime prevention
by Manasa Rao published Dec 05, 2019 — filed under:
Can technology substitute addressing social, psychological, economic and other individual factors that largely lead to criminality? And what are the perils of over-reliance on technology to fight crime?
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why having more CCTV cameras does not translate to crime prevention
by Manasa Rao published Sep 25, 2019 — filed under:
Can technology substitute addressing social, psychological, economic and other individual factors that largely lead to criminality? And what are the perils of over-reliance on technology to fight crime?
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why India snubbed Facebook's free Internet offer
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 27, 2016 last modified Feb 27, 2016 07:49 AM — filed under: , , ,
The social media giant wanted to give the people of India free access to a chunk of the Internet, but the people weren't interested.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media