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New regulations in place; Aadhaar Card records to be preserved for 7 yrs by Centre
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
UIDAI chief executive office ABP Pandey said that the concerns regarding Aadhar card-related benefits were "exaggerated" and that the agency will keep the records in case any disputes arise in the future.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry MLATs and the proposed Amendments to the US Electronic Communications Privacy Act
by Vipul Kharbanda and Elonnai Hickok published Oct 20, 2016 last modified Dec 28, 2016 01:09 AM — filed under: , ,
In continuance of our blog post on mutual legal assistance treaties (MLATs), we examine a new approach to international bilateral cooperation being suggested in the United States, by creating a mechanism for certain foreign governments to directly approach the data controllers.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry How Long Have Banks Known About The Debit Card Fraud?
by tiwari published Oct 22, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The recent security breach in an Indian payment switch provider, confirmed earlier this week by the National Payments Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), has forced domestic banks into damage control mode over the past few days.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data' (Delhi, November 12)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Nov 02, 2016 last modified Nov 12, 2016 10:14 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Sarai programme, CSDS, invite you to a workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data: What Changes? What should Change?' on Saturday, November 12. This workshop aims to build a dialogue around some of the key government-led big data initiatives in India and elsewhere that are contributing significant new challenges and concerns to the ongoing debates on the right to privacy. It is an open event. Please register to participate.
Located in Internet Governance / Events
Blog Entry Privacy after Big Data: Compilation of Early Research
by Saumyaa Naidu published Nov 12, 2016 last modified Nov 12, 2016 01:37 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Evolving data science, technologies, techniques, and practices, including big data, are enabling shifts in how the public and private sectors carry out their functions and responsibilities, deliver services, and facilitate innovative production and service models to emerge. In this compilation we have put together a series of articles that we have developed as we explore the impacts – positive and negative – of big data. This is a growing body of research that we are exploring and is relevant to multiple areas of our work including privacy and surveillance. Feedback and comments on the compilation are welcome and appreciated.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Conference on the Digitalization of the Indian Legal System
by Leilah Elmokadem published Nov 16, 2016 — filed under: , ,
On Legal Services Day, November 9, 2016, LegalDesk.com collaborated with iSPIRT to host a conference on the “Digitalization of the Indian Legal System”. The event invited prominent speakers to present their organizations’ work and to participate in a panel discussion followed by a Q&A period for the audience.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
How The U.K. Got A Better Deal From Facebook Than India Did
by Prasad Krishna published Nov 18, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and India’s Karmanya Sareen shared a similar concern – how messenger application WhatsApp’s decision to share user data with parent Facebook is a violation of the promise of privacy.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry DSCI Best Practices Meet 2013
by Kovey Coles published Jul 22, 2013 last modified Jul 26, 2013 08:18 AM — filed under: ,
The DSCI Best Practices Meet 2013 was organized on July 12, 2013 at Hyatt Regency, Anna Salai in Chennai. Kovey Coles attended the meet and shares a summary of the happenings in this blog post.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry CII Conference on "ACT": Achieve Cyber Security Together"
by Kovey Coles published Jul 22, 2013 last modified Jul 26, 2013 08:17 AM — filed under: , ,
The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) organized a conference on facing cyber threats and challenges at Hotel Hilton in Chennai on July 13, 2013. Kovey Coles attended this conference and shares a summary of the event in this blog post.
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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