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Blog Entry When Data Means Privacy, What Traces Are You Leaving Behind?
by Noopur Raval published Jul 18, 2011 last modified Nov 24, 2011 09:24 AM — filed under: ,
How do you know yourself to be different from others? What defines the daily life that you live and the knowledge you produce in the span of this life? Is all that information yours or are you a mere stakeholder on behalf of the State whose subject you are? What does privacy really mean? In a society that is increasingly relying on information to identify people, collecting and archiving ‘personal’ details of your lives, your name, age, passport details, ration card number, call records etc, how private is your tweet, status update, text message or simply, your restaurant bill?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
White Paper on Data Protection and Privacy
by Admin published Mar 07, 2018 — filed under: ,
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy is organizing a roundtable on data protection and privacy in New Delhi on March 8, 2018. Sunil Abraham is participating as a moderator in the session on Rights and Protections. Amber Sinha is also participating as a panelist.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry White Paper on RTI and Privacy V1.2
by Vipul Kharbanda published Nov 09, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
This white paper explores the relationship between privacy and transparency in the context of the right to information in India. Analysing pertinent case law and legislation - the paper highlights how the courts and the law in India address questions of transparency vs. privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Who Governs the Internet? Implications for Freedom and National Security
by Sunil Abraham published Apr 04, 2014 last modified Apr 05, 2014 04:23 PM — filed under: , ,
The second half of last year has been quite momentous for Internet governance thanks to Edward Snowden. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff became aware that they were targets of US surveillance for economic not security reasons. They protested loudly.
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Blog Entry Whole Body Imaging and Privacy Concerns that Follow
by Srishti Goyal published Aug 22, 2011 last modified Sep 29, 2011 05:38 AM — filed under: ,
Law student at the National University of Juridical Sciences, and intern for Privacy India, Srishti Goyal compares, contrasts, and critiques the Whole Body Imaging practices found in the US, the UK, and Australia, and makes recommendations for an Indian regime.
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Whose Data is it Anyway?
by Prasad Krishna published Jan 18, 2012 last modified Apr 28, 2012 04:12 AM — filed under: , , ,
Tactical Technology Collective and the Centre for Internet & Society invite you to the second round of discussions of the Exposing Data Series at the CIS office in Bangalore on 24 January 2012. Siddharth Hande and Hapee de Groot will be speaking on this occasion.
Located in Internet Governance
Blog Entry Why 'Facebook' is More Dangerous than the Government Spying on You
by Maria Xynou published Nov 19, 2013 last modified Nov 23, 2013 08:38 AM — filed under: , ,
In this article, Maria Xynou looks at state and corporate surveillance in India and analyzes why our "choice" to hand over our personal data can potentially be more harmful than traditional, top-down, state surveillance. Read this article and perhaps reconsider your "choice" to use social networking sites, such as Facebook.
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Why Aadhaar leaks should worry you, and is biometrics really safe?
by Prasad Krishna published May 12, 2017 — filed under: , ,
What’s worrying is that the UIDAI seems to always be in denial mode over security concerns.
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.
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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