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Blog Entry Facial Recognition Technology in India
by Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Aman Nair and Amber Sinha published Aug 31, 2021 last modified Sep 02, 2021 04:21 PM — filed under: , ,
The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, University of Essex, UK and the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) have jointly published a research paper on facial recognition technology. Authors, Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Aman Nair and Amber Sinha, examine technological tools such as CCTV and FRT which are increasingly being deployed by the government.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Techno-solutionist Responses to COVID-19
by Amber Sinha, Pallavi Bedi and Aman Nair published Aug 10, 2021 — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
The Indian state has increasingly adopted a digital approach to service delivery over the past decade, with vaccination being the latest area to be subsumed by this strategy. In the context of the need for universal vaccination, the limitations of the government’s vaccination platform Co-WIN need to be analysed.
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Blog Entry Do We Really Need an App for That? Examining the Utility and Privacy Implications of India’s Digital Vaccine Certificates
by Divyank Katira published Aug 03, 2021 last modified Aug 03, 2021 05:13 AM — filed under: , , ,
We examine the purported benefits of digital vaccine certificates over regular paper-based ones and analyse the privacy implications of their use.
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Blog Entry State of Consumer Digital Security in India
by Pranav M B published Jul 05, 2021 last modified Jul 05, 2021 11:07 AM — filed under: , , , ,
This report attempts to identify the existing state of digital safety in India, with a mapping of digital threats, which will aid stakeholders in identifying and addressing digital security problems in the country. This project was funded by the Asia Foundation.
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Advanced biometric technologies and new market entries tackle fraud, chase digital ID billions
by Chris Burt published Jun 28, 2021 — filed under: , , , ,
Amid forecasts of rapid growth and huge market potential, digital ID platforms launches by Techsign and Ping Identity, new services, features and even an investment fund have been launched.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
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 Response to the Pegasus Questionnaire issued by the SC Technical Committee
by Anamika Kundu, Digvijay, Arindrajit Basu, Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Apr 13, 2022 02:45 PM — filed under: , , ,
On March 25, 2022, the Supreme Court appointed Technical Committee constituted to examine the allegations of alleged unauthorised surveillance using the Pegasus software released a questionnaire seeking responses and comments from the general public.
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Blog Entry Pandemic Technology takes its Toll on Data Privacy
by Aman Nair and Pallavi Bedi published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Jun 26, 2021 06:52 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
The absence of any legal framework has meant these tools are now being used for purposes beyond managing the pandemic.
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Blog Entry A Guide to Drafting Privacy Policy under the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
by Shweta Reddy published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Sep 20, 2021 10:34 AM — filed under: , ,
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, (PDP Bill) which is currently being deliberated by the Joint Parliamentary Committee, is likely to be tabled in the Parliament during the winter session of 2021.
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Blog Entry Beyond the PDP Bill: Governance Choices for the DPA
by Trishi Jindal and S.Vivek published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Nov 10, 2021 07:32 AM — filed under: , ,
This article examines the specific governance choices the Data Protection Authority (DPA) in India must deliberate on vis-à-vis its standard-setting function, which are distinct from those it will encounter as part of its enforcement and supervision functions.
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