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The crown of thorns that awaits Facebook’s India MD hire
by Admin published Jul 29, 2018 — filed under: ,
Between 2015 to 2017, Facebook nearly doubled its user base to about 250 million in India. The two other popular Facebook products, WhatsApp and Instagram, became swimmingly popular in the country, too – the messaging platform counts 200 million users here and the photos and videos sharing app some 60 million.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
The Dangers Of Aadhaar-Based Payments That No One Is Talking About
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 17, 2017 last modified Jan 17, 2017 02:39 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
Less than three months ago, India’s banking sector was hit by a data breach which compromised 32 lakh debit cards and led to fraudulent transactions worth Rs 1.3 crore.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
The dark side of future tech: Where are we headed on privacy, security, truth?
by Admin published Dec 30, 2018 last modified Dec 30, 2018 09:24 AM — filed under: ,
#2018 Year-End Special: We now live in a time when devices listen, chips track your choices, and governments can watch from behind a barcode. How do we navigate this world?
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Design & Technology behind India’s Surveillance Programmes
by Udbhav Tiwari published Jan 20, 2017 — filed under: , ,
There has been an exponential growth in the pervasive presence of technology in the daily lives of an average Indian citizen over the past few years. While leading to manifold increase in convenience and connectivity, these technologies also allow for far greater potential for surveillance by state actors.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Difficult Balance of Transparent Surveillance
by Kovey Coles published Jul 10, 2013 last modified Jul 15, 2013 04:23 AM — filed under: , ,
Is it too much to ask for transparency in data surveillance? On occasion, companies like Microsoft, Facebook, and the other silicon valley giants would say no. When customers join these services, each company provides their own privacy statement which assures customers of the safety and transparency that accompanies their personal data.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
The Digital Divide: pros and cons of Modi's latest big initiative
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 06, 2015 — filed under: ,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Digital India (DI) initiative on 1 July, at an event attended by scores of government officials as well as industry leaders.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Digital Identification Parade
by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon published Jul 30, 2019 — filed under: ,
NCRB’s proposed Automated Facial Recognition System impinges on right to privacy, is likely to target certain groups.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The DNA Bill has a sequence of problems that need to be resolved
by Shweta Mohandas and Elonnai Hickok published Jan 15, 2019 — filed under: , ,
In its current form, it’s far from comprehensive and fails to adequately address privacy and security concerns.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The DNA Profiling Bill 2007 and Privacy
by Elonnai Hickok published Apr 25, 2011 last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:40 AM — filed under: ,
In 2007 a bill known as the Draft DNA Profiling Bill was piloted by the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, an autonomous organization funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The below is a background to DNA collection/analysis in India, and a critique of the Bill a from a privacy perspective.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
The DNA Profiling Bill: Developing Best Practices
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 17, 2012 last modified Sep 17, 2012 05:54 AM — filed under: , ,
On the 27th of September 2012 the Centre for Internet & Society invites the public to a meeting and talk with international experts Helen Wallace from GeneWatch UK, and Jeremy Gruber from the Council for Responsible Genetics from the United States. The meeting will take place from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi in Conference Room No. 2.
Located in Internet Governance