Centre for Internet & Society

Announcement of a Three-Region Research Alliance on the Appropriate Use of Digital Identity

by Amber Sinha

Omidyar Network has recently announced its decision to invest in establishment of a three-region research alliance — to be co-led by the Institute for Technology & Society (ITS), Brazil, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (CIPIT) , Kenya, and the CIS, India — on the Appropriate Use of Digital Identity. As part of this Alliance, we at the CIS will look at the policy objectives of digital identity projects, how technological policy choices can be thought through to meet the objectives, and how legitimate uses of a digital identity framework may be evaluated.

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Workshop on Feminist Information Infrastructure

by Ambika Tandon

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) organised a workshop on feminist infrastructure in collaboration with Blank Noise and Sangama, on 29th October, 2018. The purpose of the workshop was to disseminate the findings from a two-month long project being undertaken by researchers at Blank Noise and Sangama, with research support and training from CIS.

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Will the WTO Finally Tackle the ‘Trump’ Card of National Security?

by Arindrajit Basu

The election of Donald Trump has marked a foundational challenge to the rules-based international order based on “free and fair trade”.

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An Analysis of the RBI’s Draft Framework on Regulatory Sandbox for Fintech

by Vipul Kharbanda

The term Fintech is generally used to describe innovative technology and technological processes being used in the financial services sector.

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Why the TikTok ban is worrying

by Gurshabad Grover

Rather than critically examining the infringement of liberties by the political executive, the Indian courts are becoming an additional threat to the right to freedom of expression, which we must be increasingly wary of.

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How privacy fares in the 2019 election manifestos | Opinion

by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon

We now have a rights-based language around privacy in the mainstream political discourse but that’s where it ends.

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FinTech in India: A Study of Privacy and Security Commitments

by Aayush Rathi and Shweta Mohandas

The unprecedented growth of the fintech space in India has concomitantly come with regulatory challenges around inter alia privacy and security concerns. This report studies the privacy policies of 48 fintech companies operating in India to better understand some of these concerns.

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International Cooperation in Cybercrime: The Budapest Convention

by Vipul Kharbanda

In today’s increasingly digitized world where an increasing volume of information is being stored in the digital format, access to data generated by digital technologies and on digital platforms is important in solving crimes online and offline.

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CIS Response to ICANN's proposed renewal of .org Registry

by Akriti Bopanna

We thank ICANN for the opportunity to comment on this issue of its proposed renewal of the .org Registry Agreement with the operator, Public Interest Registry (PIR). Supporting much of the community , we too find severe issues with the proposed agreement. These centre around the removal of price caps and imposing obligations being currently deliberated in an ongoing Policy Development Process (PDP).

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To preserve freedoms online, amend the IT Act

by Gurshabad Grover

Look into the mechanisms that allow the government and ISPs to carry out online censorship without accountability.

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