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Blog Entry PDP Bill is coming: WhatsApp Privacy Policy analysis
by Pallavi Bedi & Shweta Reddy published Jan 18, 2021 last modified Jan 19, 2021 08:12 AM — filed under: , ,
WhatsApp started off the new year with changes to its privacy policy that has several implications for data protection and the digital governance ecosystem at large. This post is the first in a series by CIS unpacking the various implications of the policy.
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Blog Entry Inputs to the Report on the Non-Personal Data Governance Framework
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Dec 30, 2020 last modified Dec 30, 2020 09:40 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
This submission presents a response by researchers at the Centre for Internet and Society, India (CIS) to the draft Report on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework prepared by the Committee of Experts under the Chairmanship of Shri Kris Gopalakrishnan. The inputs are authored by Aayush Rathi, Aman Nair, Ambika Tandon, Pallavi Bedi, Sapni Krishna, and Shweta Mohandas (in alphabetical order), and reviewed by Sumandro Chattapadhyay.
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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.
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Blog Entry Fundamental Right to Privacy — Three Years of the Puttaswamy Judgment
by Pranav M B published Aug 24, 2020 last modified Aug 24, 2020 07:46 AM — filed under: , ,
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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 Divergence between the General Data Protection Regulation and the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
by Pallavi Bedi published Feb 21, 2020 — filed under: , ,
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Blog Entry Announcing Selected Researchers: Welfare, Gender, and Surveillance
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Feb 13, 2020 last modified Feb 13, 2020 03:04 PM — filed under: , , , , ,
We published a Call for Researchers on January 10, 2020, to invite applications from researchers interested in writing a narrative essay that interrogates the modes of surveillance that people of LGBTHIAQ+ and gender non-conforming identities and sexual orientations are put under as they seek sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in India. We received 29 applications from over 10 locations in India in response to the call, and are truly overwhelmed by and grateful for this interest and support. We eventually selected applications by 3 researchers that we felt aligned best with the specific objectives of the project. Please find below brief profile notes of the selected researchers.
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Blog Entry Comments to the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019
by Amber Sinha, Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Shweta Mohandas, Tanaya Rajwade published Feb 12, 2020 last modified Feb 21, 2020 10:13 AM — filed under: , ,
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 11, 2019.
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Blog Entry Call for Researchers: Welfare, Gender, and Surveillance
by Ambika Tandon published Jan 10, 2020 last modified Feb 13, 2020 03:05 PM — filed under: , , , ,
We are inviting applications for two researchers. Each researcher is expected to write a narrative essay that interrogates the modes of surveillance that people of LGBTHIAQ+ and gender non-conforming identities and sexual orientations are put under as they seek sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in India. The researchers are expected to undertake field research in the location they are based in, and reflect on lived experiences gathered through field research as well as their own experiences of doing field research. Please read the sections below for more details about the work involved, the timeline for the same, and the application process for this call.
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IETF106
by Admin published Dec 15, 2019 — filed under: ,
Gurshabad Grover participated at IETF106, which was held in Singapore 16-22 November, 2019.
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