Centre for Internet & Society

‘Techplomacy’ and the negotiation of AI standards for the Indo-Pacific

Posted by Arindrajit Basu at Oct 21, 2022 05:16 PM |

Researchers at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute have partnered with the Centre for Internet and Society (Bengaluru) to produce a ‘techplomacy guide’ on negotiating AI standards for stakeholders in the Indo-Pacific.

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Demystifying Data Breaches in India

Posted by Pawan Singh at Oct 17, 2022 04:14 PM |

Despite the rate at which data breaches occur and are reported in the media, there seems to be little information about how and when they are resolved. This post examines the discourse on data breaches in India with respect to their historical forms, with a focus on how the specific terminology to describe data security incidents has evolved in mainstream news media reportage.

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Getting the (Digital) Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Right

Posted by Arindrajit Basu at Oct 03, 2022 02:56 PM |

On the eve of the Tokyo Quad Summit in May 2022, President Biden unveiled the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), visualising cooperation across the Indo-Pacific based on four pillars: trade; supply chains; clean energy, decarbonisation and infrastructure; and tax and anti-corruption. Galvanised by the US, the other 13 founding members of the IPEF are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The first official in-person Ministerial meeting was held in Los Angeles on 9 September 2022.

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NHA Data Sharing Guidelines – Yet Another Policy in the Absence of a Data Protection Act

Posted by Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi at Sep 29, 2022 03:17 PM |

In July this year, the National Health Authority (NHA) released the NHA Data Sharing Guidelines for the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PM-JAY) just two months after publishing the draft Health Data Management Policy.

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

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

Posted by Shruti Trikanad and Vrinda Bhandari at Aug 09, 2022 08:17 AM |

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

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

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?

Posted by Aman Nair and Vipul Kharbanda at Jul 18, 2022 03:22 PM |

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

Posted by Anamika Kundu, Digvijay Chaudhary, Divyansha Sehgal, Isha Suri and Torsha Sarkar at Jul 07, 2022 02:39 AM |

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

Posted by Digvijay Chaudhary and Anamika Kundu at Jun 30, 2022 01:24 PM |

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

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

Posted by Anamika Kundu, Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi at May 24, 2022 04:06 PM |

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

Posted by Anamika Kundu and Digvijay S Chaudhary at Apr 28, 2022 02:29 AM |

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

Posted by Harikartik Ramesh at Apr 16, 2022 12:00 AM |

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

Posted by Chiara Furtado, Aayush Rathi and Abhishek Sekharan at Apr 01, 2022 03:25 PM |

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

Posted by Shweta Mohandas and Anamika Kundu at Mar 30, 2022 03:15 PM |

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.

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

Posted by Shweta Mohandas and Anamika Kundu at Mar 10, 2022 01:19 PM |

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.

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

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

Posted by Amber Sinha at Mar 01, 2022 03:07 PM |

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

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

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

Posted by Amber Sinha at Mar 01, 2022 02:56 PM |

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

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CIS Comments and Recommendations on the Data Protection Bill, 2021

Posted by Pallavi Bedi and Shweta Mohandas at Feb 14, 2022 04:07 PM |

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.

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Notes for India as the digital trade juggernaut rolls on

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

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