Centre for Internet & Society

Surveillance Enabling Identity Systems in Africa: Tracing the Fingerprints of Aadhaar

by Shruti Trikanad and Vrinda Bhandari

Biometric identity systems are being introduced around the world with a focus on promoting human development and social and economic inclusion, rather than previous goals of security. As a result, these systems being encouraged in developing countries, particularly in Africa and Asia, sometimes with disastrous consequences.

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Deployment of Digital Health Policies and Technologies: During Covid-19

by Pallavi Bedi

In the last twenty years or so, the Indian government has adopted several digital mechanisms to deliver services to its citizens.

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What Are The Consumer Protection Concerns With Crypto-Assets?

by Aman Nair and Vipul Kharbanda

Existing consumer protection regulations are not sufficient to cover the extent of protection that a crypto-investor would require.

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Comments to the draft amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021

by Anamika Kundu, Digvijay Chaudhary, Divyansha Sehgal, Isha Suri and Torsha Sarkar

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) presented its comments on the draft amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (‘the rules’), which were released on 6 June, 2022 for public comments.

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The Government’s Increased Focus on Regulating Non-Personal Data: A Look at the Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy

by Digvijay Chaudhary and Anamika Kundu

Digvijay Chaudhary and Anamika Kundu wrote an article on the National Data Governance Framework Policy. It was edited by Shweta Mohandas.

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Making Voices Heard

by Shweta Mohandas

We are happy to announce the launch of our final report on the study ‘Making Voices Heard: Privacy, Inclusivity, and Accessibility of Voice Interfaces in India. The study was undertaken with support from the Mozilla Corporation.

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Comments to the Draft National Health Data Management Policy 2.0

by Anamika Kundu, Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi

Anamika Kundu, Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi along with 9 other organizations / individuals drafted comments to the Draft National Health Data Management Policy 2.0.

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CCTVs in Public Spaces and the Data Protection Bill, 2021

by Anamika Kundu and Digvijay S Chaudhary

This article has been authored by Ms. Anamika Kundu, Research Assistant at the Centre for Internet and Society, and Digvijay S. Chaudhary, Researcher at the Centre for Internet and Society. This blog is a part of RSRR’s Blog Series on the Right to Privacy and the Legality of Surveillance, in collaboration with the Centre for Internet & Society.

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Rethinking Acquisition of Digital Devices by Law Enforcement Agencies

by Harikartik Ramesh

This article has been selected as a part of The Right to Privacy and the Legality of Surveillance series organized in collaboration with the RGNUL Student Research Review (RSRR) Journal.

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Comments to the draft Motor Vehicle Aggregators Scheme, 2021

by Chiara Furtado, Aayush Rathi and Abhishek Sekharan

This submission presents a response by researchers at the Centre for Internet and Society, India (CIS) to the draft Motor Vehicle Aggregators Scheme, 2021 published by the Transport Department, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, (hereafter “draft Scheme”).

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