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Blog Entry The PDP Bill 2019 Through the Lens of Privacy by Design
by Saumyaa Naidu, Akash Sheshadri, Shweta Mohandas, and Pranav M Bidare; Edited by Arindrajit Basu, Shweta Reddy; With inputs from Amber Sinha published Nov 12, 2020 last modified Nov 13, 2020 07:51 AM — filed under: , , ,
This paper evaluates the PDP Bill based on the Privacy by Design approach. It examines the implications of Bill in terms of the data ecosystem it may lead to, and the visual interface design in digital platforms. This paper focuses on the notice and consent communication suggested by the Bill, and the role and accountability of design in its interpretation.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
File The Personal Data (Protection) Bill, 2013
by Prachi Arya published Aug 30, 2013 last modified Aug 30, 2013 02:53 PM — filed under: , ,
Below is the text of the Personal Data (Protection) Bill, 2013 as discussed at the 6th Privacy Roundtable, New Delhi held on 24 August 2013. Note: This version of the Bill caters only to the Personal Data regime. The surveillance and privacy of communications regime was not discussed at the 6th Privacy Roundtable.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
The Phantom Public: The Role of Social Media in Democracy
by Admin published Apr 03, 2019 last modified May 01, 2019 05:09 AM — filed under: ,
Amber Sinha delivered an open lecture at Ambedkar University, New Delhi on 3 April 2019.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
The Phishing Society: Why 'Facebook' is more Dangerous than the Government Spying on You - A Talk by Maria Xynou
by Maria Xynou published Aug 01, 2013 last modified Sep 27, 2013 09:16 AM — filed under: , ,
Next Wednesday, you are all invited to listen to Maria Xynou's crazy - or not-so-crazy theory of the "Phishing Society", in which surveillance, control and oppression is not imposed in a traditional top-down manner, but rather a personal and collective "choice"...come and engage in a heated debate!
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Blog Entry The Privacy (Protection) Bill 2013: A Citizen's Draft
by Bhairav Acharya published Mar 26, 2013 last modified Jul 12, 2013 11:50 AM — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society has been researching privacy in India since 2010 with the objective of raising public awareness around privacy, completing in depth research, and driving a privacy legislation in India. As part of this work, Bhairav Acharya has drafted the Privacy (Protection) Bill 2013.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Privacy Rights of Whistleblowers
by Elonnai Hickok published Dec 20, 2010 last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:47 AM — filed under: ,
The recent disclosures from Wikileaks have shown that the right to information, whistle-blowing, and privacy are interconnected. This note looks at the different ways in which the three are related, as well as looking at the benefits and drawbacks to Wikileaks in terms of privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
The scariest bill in Parliament is getting no attention – here’s what you need to know about it
by Sunil Abraham published Jul 24, 2015 last modified Sep 13, 2015 07:56 AM — filed under: ,
A bill proposes creation of a national DNA data bank, without requisite safeguards for privacy, and opens the information to everything from civic disputes to compilation of statistics.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The seedy underbelly of revenge porn
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 23, 2015 last modified Sep 27, 2015 02:25 PM — filed under: ,
Intimate photos posted by angry exes are becoming part of an expanding online body of dirty work.
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The soon-to-be launched Aadhaar Pay will let you make purchases using your fingerprint
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 16, 2017 — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Paying for your groceries and other goods by using your biometrics instead of an e-wallet, debit card or cash seems to be the next phase in the Centre’s ambitious push to shift the country to a “less cash” economy, as its mandarins term it.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The Srikrishna Committee Data Protection Bill and Artificial Intelligence in India
by Amber Sinha and Elonnai Hickok published Sep 03, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Artificial Intelligence in many ways is in direct conflict with traditional data protection principles and requirements including consent, purpose limitation, data minimization, retention and deletion, accountability, and transparency.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog