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Power over privacy: New Personal Data Protection Bill fails to really protect the citizen’s right to privacy
by Nikhil Pahwa published Dec 15, 2019 — filed under: ,
Nikhil Pahwa throws light on the new personal data protection bill.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
India’s record on internet shutdown gets bleaker; now blocked in 2 NE states
by Admin published Dec 15, 2019 last modified Dec 15, 2019 05:51 AM — filed under: ,
India reported over 100 internet shutdown in 2018, according to an annual study of Freedom House, a US-based non-profit research organization.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Outrage As Privileged IITians Use Tech To Spy On Sweepers
by Rachna Khaira published Dec 15, 2019 — filed under: ,
Some members of the housekeeping staff at IIT Ropar were put under round the clock surveillance during working hours for many days in February this year without their consent. IIT Ropar Director Prof S K Das has ordered a probe into the incident.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
WhatsApp spy attack and after
by Theres Sudeep published Dec 15, 2019 — filed under: ,
Bengaluru experts analyse the Pegasus snooping scandal, and provide advice on what you can do about the gaping holes in your mobile phone security.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry In Twitter India’s Arbitrary Suspensions, a Question of What Constitutes a Public Space
by Torsha Sarkar published Dec 12, 2019 — filed under: ,
A discussion is underway about the way social media platforms may have to operate within the tenets of constitutional protections of free speech.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Cyber security tips for small businesses
by Theres Sudeep published Dec 05, 2019 — filed under:
It is important to have good cyber security practices, experts recommend.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Why having more CCTV cameras does not translate to crime prevention
by Manasa Rao published Dec 05, 2019 — filed under:
Can technology substitute addressing social, psychological, economic and other individual factors that largely lead to criminality? And what are the perils of over-reliance on technology to fight crime?
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry A Deep Dive into Content Takedown Timeframes
by Torsha Sarkar published Dec 03, 2019 last modified Jun 26, 2020 11:59 AM — filed under: , ,
Since the 1990s, internet usage has seen a massive growth, facilitated in part, by growing importance of intermediaries, that act as gateways to the internet. Intermediaries such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs), web-hosting providers, social-media platforms and search engines provide key services which propel social, economic and political development. However, these developments are also offset by instances of users engaging with the platforms in an unlawful manner. The scale and openness of the internet makes regulating such behaviour challenging, and in turn pose several interrelated policy questions.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Proposals to regulate social media run into multiple roadblocks
by Saumya Tewari and Abhijit Ahaskar published Nov 28, 2019 — filed under:
The Cambridge Analytica scandal, the Pegasus spyware attack on WhatsApp and the growing misuse of social media platforms to spread misinformation have made governments world over, including in India, realise the limitations of existing laws in dealing with the misuse of these platforms.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Project on Gender, Health Communications and Online Activism with City University
by Ambika Tandon published Nov 28, 2019 last modified Dec 02, 2019 09:38 AM — filed under: ,
CIS is a partner on the project 'Gender, Health Communications and Online Activism in the Digital Age'. The project is lead by Dr. Carolina Matos, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Media in the Department of Sociology at City University.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog