Centre for Internet & Society

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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Programme Officer - Privacy

by Amber Sinha

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is seeking applications for the position of Programme Officer, to undertake public policy research on privacy and related themes. For this position, we will hire one full time researcher, to be based in the Delhi office of CIS, for the duration of one year.

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CIS Response to Call for Stakeholder Comments: Draft E-Commerce Policy

by Arindrajit Basu, Vipul Kharbanda, Elonnai Hickok and Amber Sinha

CIS is grateful for the opportunity to submit to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion comments to the ​draft National e-commerce policy.

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DIDP #33 On ICANN's 2012 gTLD round auction fund

by Akriti Bopanna

This DIDP was filed to inquire about the state of the funds ICANN received from the last gTLD auctions.

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CIS Response to Draft E-Commerce Policy

by Amber Sinha

CIS is grateful for the opportunity to submit comments to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion on the draft national e-commerce policy. This response was authored by Amber Sinha, Arindrajit Basu, Elonnai Hickok and Vipul Kharbanda.

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Comments on the Draft Second Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention)

by Vipul Kharbanda

Following consultations with data protection, civil society, industry and others, during the Cybercrime Convention Committee (T-CY) meeting from 29 November 2018 onwards, the Cybercrime Convention Committee has sought additional contributions regarding the provisional draft text for a Second Additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime (“Budapest Convention”).

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Resurrecting the marketplace of ideas

by Arindrajit Basu

There is no ‘silver bullet’ for regulating content on the web. It requires a mix of legal and empirical analysis.

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