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Blog Entry A comparison of the 2016 Aadhaar Bill, and the 2010 NIDAI Bill
by Vanya Rakesh published Mar 09, 2016 — filed under: , ,
This blog post does a clause-by-clause comparison of the provisions of National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010 and the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry A Comparison of the Draft DNA Profiling Bill 2007 and the Draft Human DNA Profiling Bill 2012
by Maria Xynou published Mar 15, 2013 last modified Jul 12, 2013 03:32 PM — filed under: , ,
In this post, Maria Xynou gives us a comparison of the Draft DNA Profiling Bill 2007 and the Draft Human DNA Profiling Bill 2012.
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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 Critical Look at the Visual Representation of Cybersecurity
by Paromita Bathija, Padmini Ray Murray, and Saumyaa Naidu published Dec 11, 2018 last modified Aug 21, 2019 08:00 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society and design collective Design Beku came together on the 15th of November for a workshop on Illustrations and Visual Representations of Cybersecurity. Images in the public sphere such as visuals in the media, Wikipedia commons, and stock images - play a vital role in the public’s perception of cybercrime and cybersecurity.
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Blog Entry A Critique of Consent in Information Privacy
by Amber Sinha and Scott Mason published Jan 11, 2016 last modified Jan 18, 2016 02:20 AM — filed under: ,
The idea of informed consent in privacy law is supposed to ensure the autonomy of an individual in any exercise which involves sharing of the individual's personal information. Consent is usually taken through a document, a privacy notice, signed or otherwise agreed to by the participant.
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A dangerous trend: social media adds fire to Muzaffarnagar clashes
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 12, 2013 — filed under: ,
As access to the Internet grows, especially in small Indian towns and cities, social media has revealed a darker side as a hatred-mongering tool capable of setting off serious violence.
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Blog Entry A Deep Dive into Content Takedown Timeframes
by Torsha Sarkar published Dec 03, 2019 last modified Jun 26, 2020 11:59 AM — filed under: , ,
Since the 1990s, internet usage has seen a massive growth, facilitated in part, by growing importance of intermediaries, that act as gateways to the internet. Intermediaries such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs), web-hosting providers, social-media platforms and search engines provide key services which propel social, economic and political development. However, these developments are also offset by instances of users engaging with the platforms in an unlawful manner. The scale and openness of the internet makes regulating such behaviour challenging, and in turn pose several interrelated policy questions.
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A Dialogue on "Zero Rating" and Network Neutrality
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 08, 2015 — filed under: ,
Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015 will be held at Jao Pessoa in Brazil from November 10 to 13, 2015. The theme of IGF 2015 is Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development. The workshop on Zero Rating and Network Neutrality will be held on November 12, 2015 at IGF 2015. Pranesh Prakash will be speaking at this event.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry A Dissent Note to the Expert Committee for DNA Profiling
by Elonnai Hickok published Jul 17, 2015 last modified Jul 21, 2016 11:01 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society has participated in the Expert Committee for DNA Profiling constituted by the Department of Biotechnology in 2012 for the purpose of deliberating on and finalizing the draft Human DNA Profiling Bill and appreciates this opportunity. CIS respectively dissents from the January 2015 draft of the Bill.
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Blog Entry A Gendered Future of Work
by Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi published Dec 19, 2018 last modified Jul 21, 2020 06:29 AM — filed under: , ,
This paper aims to contextualise the narrative around digitalisation and automation with reference to women's labour in India. The paper has been authored by Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi, edited by Elonnai Hickok and Rakhi Sehgal. Research assistance has been provided by Divya Kushwaha.
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