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Blog Entry CIS and International Coalition Calls upon Governments to Protect Privacy
by Elonnai Hickok published Sep 25, 2013 last modified Sep 25, 2013 07:21 AM — filed under: ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) along with the International Coalition has called upon governments across the globe to protect privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry India:Privacy in Peril
by Bhairav Acharya published Jul 12, 2013 last modified Sep 25, 2013 09:56 AM — filed under: ,
The danger of mass surveillance in India is for real. The absence of a regulating law is damning for Indians who want to protect their privacy against the juggernaut of state and private surveillance.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry The Central Monitoring System: Some Questions to be Raised in Parliament
by Bhairav Acharya published Sep 19, 2013 last modified Sep 25, 2013 10:30 AM — filed under: , ,
The following are some model questions to be raised in the Parliament regarding the lack of transparency in the central monitoring system.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Privacy Round Table, New Delhi (October 2013)
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 28, 2013 — filed under: , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and DSCI cordially invite you to a "Privacy Round Table" at the FICCI Federation House in Tansen Marg on October 19, 2013.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Blog Entry An Analysis of the Cases Filed under Section 46 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 for Adjudication in the State of Maharashtra
by Bhairav Acharya published Sep 30, 2013 last modified Oct 01, 2013 03:29 PM — filed under: , ,
This is a brief review of some of the cases related to privacy filed under section 46 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 ("the Act") seeking adjudication for alleged contraventions of the Act in the State of Maharashtra.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Is Your Aadhar Biometrics Safe? Firms Accused Of Storing Biometrics And Using Them Illegally
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 27, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Fears of Aadhar biometric security have been compounded as the government is sprinting towards the next phase of ‘cashless India’ and digitization
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Can the Judiciary Upturn the Lok Sabha Speaker’s Decision on Aadhaar?
by Amber Sinha published Feb 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
When ruling on the petition filed by Jairam Ramesh challenging passing the Aadhaar Act as a money Bill, the court has differing precedents to look at.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Nasscom chief saying full data protection isn’t possible should wake us from our digital slumber
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 17, 2017 — filed under: , , ,
Considering India is rapidly moving towards a digital economy, the hurdles not withstanding, data and identity security are topics which have to be taken very seriously. Since the demonetisation, a large part of the population who would never bother with digital transactions has suddenly come online. But there is no such thing as complete security of personal data, according to Nasscom chief R Chandrashekhar.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry State of Digital Rights in India (Delhi, March 24)
by Japreet Grewal and Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 23, 2017 last modified Mar 27, 2017 01:21 PM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, Delhi and the Internet Freedom Foundation, in association with Access Now, are hosting a discussion on The State of Digital Rights in India on March 24, 2017 (Friday) from 6.00 pm onwards at Lecture Room-I, India International Centre- Annexe, New Delhi. Japreet Grewal and Sumandro Chattapadhyay will participate in the panel discussions.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why We Should All Worry About The Mandatory Imposition Of Aadhaar
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 27, 2017 — filed under: , ,
It appears that with each passing day, the government is linking an increasing number of benefits and government services to the 12-digit biometric-based Aadhaar number for Indians, despite growing concerns around its data privacy and security.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media