Centre for Internet & Society

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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Improving the Processes for Disclosing Security Vulnerabilities to Government Entities in India

by Karan Saini, Pranesh Prakash and Elonnai Hickok

The aim of this policy brief is to recommend changes pertaining to current legislation, policy and practice to the Government of India regarding external vulnerability reporting and disclosure. The changes we recommend within this brief aim to strengthen the processes around voluntary vulnerability and bug disclosure by third parties.

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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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Response to GCSC on Request for Consultation: Norm Package Singapore

by Arindrajit Basu, Gurshabad Grover and Elonnai Hickok

The GCSC opened a public comment procedure to solicit comments and obtain additional feedback. CIS responded to the public call-offering comments on all six norms and proposing two further norms.

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Economics of Cybersecurity: Literature Review Compendium

by Natalia Khaniejo

The twenty first century has witnessed an unprecedented conflation of everyday experiences and technosocial practices. The emergence of technologies like the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Digital Payment infrastructures are all emblematic of this conflation of technology with economic, social and political modes of existence.

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Is the new ‘interception’ order old wine in a new bottle?

by Elonnai Hickok, Vipul Kharbanda, Shweta Mohandas and Pranav M. Bidare

The government could always authorise intelligence agencies to intercept and monitor communications, but the lack of clarity is problematic.

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India-China Tech Forum 2018

by Admin

Arindrajit Basu spoke at the India-China Tech Forum 2018 organised by ORF and Peking University at the Ji Xianlin Centre for India-China Studies, Mumbai on December 11 - 12, 2018. The event functioned as a bi-annual dialogue that fosters co-operation in this space between the two countries.

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Private-public partnership for cyber security

by Arindrajit Basu

Given the decentralised nature of cyberspace, the private sector will have to play a vital role in enforcing rules for security.

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Mapping cybersecurity in India: An infographic

by Arindrajit Basu, Karan Saini, Aayush Rathi and Swaraj Barooah

This infographic maps the key stakeholder, areas of focus and threat vectors that impact cybersecurity policy in India. Broadly, policy-makers should concentrate on establishing a framework where individuals feel secure and trust the growing digital ecosystem. The infographic therefore serves as a ready reference point for the research that we have done and hope to continue through our cybersecurity work at CIS.

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European E-Evidence Proposal and Indian Law

by Vipul Kharbanda

In April of 2018, the European Union issued the proposal for a new regime dealing with cross border sharing of data and information by issuing two draft instruments, an E-evidence Regulation (“Regulation”) and an E-evidence Directive (“Directive”), (together the “E-evidence Proposal”). The Regulation is a direction to states to put in place the proper legislative and regulatory machinery for the implementation of this regime while the Directive requires the states to enact laws governing service providers so that they would comply with the proposed regime.

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