Centre for Internet & Society

Automated Facial Recognition Systems and the Mosaic Theory of Privacy: The Way Forward

by Arindrajit Basu, Siddharth Sonkar

Arindrajit Basu and Siddharth Sonkar have co-written this blog as the third of their three-part blog series on AI Policy Exchange under the parent title: Is there a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy from Data Aggregation by Automated Facial Recognition Systems?

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Automated Facial Recognition Systems (AFRS): Responding to Related Privacy Concerns

by Arindrajit Basu, Siddharth Sonkar

Arindrajit Basu and Siddharth Sonkar have co-written this blog as the second of their three-part blog series on AI Policy Exchange under the parent title: Is there a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy from Data Aggregation by Automated Facial Recognition Systems?

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Decrypting Automated Facial Recognition Systems (AFRS) and Delineating Related Privacy Concerns

by Arindrajit Basu, Siddharth Sonkar

Arindrajit Basu and Siddharth Sonkar have co-written this blog as the first of their three-part blog series on AI Policy Exchange under the parent title: Is there a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy from Data Aggregation by Automated Facial Recognition Systems?

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ICANN takes one step forward in its human rights and accountability commitments

by Akriti Bopanna and Ephraim Percy Kenyanito

Akriti Bopanna and Ephraim Percy Kenyanito take a look at ICANN's Implementation Assessment Report for the Workstream 2 recommendations and break down the key human rights considerations in it. Akriti chairs the Cross Community Working Party on Human Rights at ICANN and Ephraim works on Human Rights and Business for Article 19, leading their ICANN engagement.

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In Twitter India’s Arbitrary Suspensions, a Question of What Constitutes a Public Space

by Torsha Sarkar

A discussion is underway about the way social media platforms may have to operate within the tenets of constitutional protections of free speech.

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A Deep Dive into Content Takedown Timeframes

by Torsha Sarkar

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.

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Project on Gender, Health Communications and Online Activism with City University

by Ambika Tandon

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.

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Blockchain: A primer for India

by Anusha Madhusudhan

This paper aims to provide a comprehensive review of existing research and major debates surrounding Blockchain technology and its developments in select jurisdictions with a specific focus on India.

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