Centre for Internet & Society

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.

Read more →

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”).

Read more →

Personal Data Protection Bill must examine data collection practices that emerged during pandemic

by Shweta Mohandas and Anamika Kundu

The PDP bill is speculated to be introduced during the winter session of the parliament soon. The PDP Bill in its current form provides wide-ranging exemptions which allow government agencies to process citizen’s data in order to fulfil its responsibilities. The bill could ensure that employers have some responsibility towards the data they collect from the employees.

Read more →

Nothing to Kid About – Children's Data Under the New Data Protection Bill

by Shweta Mohandas and Anamika Kundu

The pandemic has forced policymakers to adapt their approach to people's changing practices, from looking at contactless ways of payment to the shifting of educational institutions online.

Read more →

Clause 12 Of The Data Protection Bill And Digital Healthcare: A Case Study

by Amber Sinha

In light of the state’s emerging digital healthcare apparatus, how does Clause 12 alter the consent and purpose limitation model?

Read more →

How Function Of State May Limit Informed Consent: Examining Clause 12 Of The Data Protection Bill

by Amber Sinha

The collective implication of leaving out ‘proportionality’ from Clause 12 is to provide very wide discretionary powers to the state.

Read more →

CIS Comments and Recommendations on the Data Protection Bill, 2021

by Pallavi Bedi and Shweta Mohandas

This document is a revised version of the comments we provided on the 2019 Bill on 20 February 2020, with updates based on the amendments in the 2021 Bill.

Read more →

Notes for India as the digital trade juggernaut rolls on

by Arindrajit Basu

Sitting out trade negotiations could result in the country losing out on opportunities to shape the rules.

Read more →

Launching CIS’s Flagship Report on Private Crypto-Assets

by Aman Nair

The Centre for Internet & Society is launching its flagship report on regulating private crypto-assets in India, as part of its newly formed Financial Technology (or Fintech) research agenda. The event will be held on Zoom, at 17:30 IST on Wednesday, 15th December, 2021

Read more →