Centre for Internet & Society

Srikrishna panel upset at timing of Trai suggestions

by Admin last modified Jul 19, 2018 02:17 PM

The Justice BN Srikrishna Committee, which is drafting a model data protection and privacy law for India, is upset by the timing of recommendations made by the country’s telecom regulator this week, according to a senior member of the panel, as it fears this will delay the submission of its own report, due later this month.

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TRAI recommendations on data privacy raises eyebrows

by Admin last modified Jul 19, 2018 01:33 PM

The telecom regulator’s recommendations on data privacy have raised eyebrows over jurisdiction and timing, with IT ministry officials as well as companies questioning the need for it at a time when the government appointed Justice BN Srikrishna committee is in the final stages of drafting the data protection law.

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Government Gives Nod To Bill For Building DNA Databases In India, For 'Criminal Investigation And Justice Delivery'

by Admin last modified Jul 13, 2018 03:25 PM

The bill will be introduced in Parliament in the Monsoon session.

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India's Latest Data Leak: People's Aadhaar Number And Bank Account Are Just One Google Search Away

by Admin last modified Jul 13, 2018 03:18 PM

Even Truecaller doesn't reveal this much.

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Child-lifting rumours caused 69 mob attacks, 33 deaths in last 18 months

by Admin last modified Jul 13, 2018 02:53 PM

45 persons were killed in 40 cases of mob lynching across nine states between 2014 and 3 March 2018 according to data.

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Death by Social Media

by Admin last modified Jul 10, 2018 01:44 AM

The victims of WhatsApp forwards are outsiders, the political class is silent, the state is helpless. There are clear patterns behind the recent mob lynchings.

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'Hope for such swift crackdowns for everyone'

by Admin last modified Jul 07, 2018 08:52 AM

The prompt arrest has impressed cybercrime experts, but some are sceptical whether this case will serve as a deterrent for trolls or spell hope for citizens at the receiving end of online abuse.

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Tech transformation: how agriculture is being redefined through digital innovation and startups

by Admin last modified Jul 06, 2018 03:39 PM

At a recent YES Bank panel and digital startup competition, it was evident that India’s digital boom was lending the Indian startup ecosystem a distinctly agri-flavour.

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Draft bill proposes Rs 1 crore fine, 3 year jail for data privacy violation

by Admin last modified Jun 29, 2018 04:48 PM

The move comes at a time when user data of Indians is under threat from social media firms accused of data mining and sharing information with private companies for advertising and marketing purposes. There has also been a growing concern over Aadhaar.

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26th AMIC Annual Conference – India 2018

by Admin last modified Jun 26, 2018 01:58 AM

The 26th AMIC annual conference on the theme Disturbing Asian Millennials: Some Creative Responses was organized by Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) at Fortune Inn Valley View, Manipal in Karnataka from June 7 - 9, 2018. Swaraj Paul Barooah was a speaker.

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Police to counter fake news on WhatsApp

by Admin last modified Jun 26, 2018 01:45 AM

State police across Karnataka, Assam, Telangana and Kerala are designing social media campaigns as an antidote to fake news on messaging apps like WhatsApp following claims that these platforms have been used to incite violence across several locations in recent weeks.

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'Full belief in fake texts shows cops not trusted'

by Admin last modified Jun 26, 2018 01:21 AM

Nilotpal Basu and Abhijeet Nath, an audio engineer and digital artiste, were beaten to death in Assam's Karbi Anglong last week based on rumours that they were kidnappers.

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Jindal varsity's international affairs students shine in job market

by Admin last modified Jun 26, 2018 01:06 AM

Turning a common perception on its head, international affairs students of O.P. Jindal Global University here have shown that pursuing a so-called "conventional" course can also open several doors of recruitment including in multinational companies, think tanks and international NGOs.

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Data Privacy: Footprints on the Web

by Admin last modified Jun 25, 2018 04:48 PM

Technology has made data protection a hot button issue. Now, a group of eminent citizens, mostly lawyers, have formulated a draft privacy bill, a legal framework that protects the individual’s right to privacy, but it faces legal jurisdiction issues

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Death By WhatsApp

by Admin last modified Jun 25, 2018 03:47 PM

The fatal messages were both in text and in audio. They were in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Assamese and Gujarati among others.

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Is Privacy Obsolete?

by Admin last modified Jun 23, 2018 05:01 AM

Pranesh Prakash was a panelist at this event organized by TERI in Bangalore on June 22, 2018.

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Anushka finds support for her anti-litter tirade

by Admin last modified Jun 23, 2018 01:11 AM

She is well within her rights to shame the affluent man who threw plastic waste out of his swanky car, many say.

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Citizens’ Draft Privacy Bill Seeks To Revolutionise Data Collection, Storage In India

by Admin last modified Jun 11, 2018 02:47 AM

A draft privacy bill proposes sweeping reforms to the way personal data is collected, processed and stored in India.

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EC disables easy access to electoral data across states

by Admin last modified Jun 29, 2018 01:59 AM

The recently-concluded Assembly elections may have set more than just one precedent with implications for the entire nation.

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Allow admins to add users to online group chats only after permission: SFLC.in

by Admin last modified Jun 26, 2018 02:03 AM

SFLC.in -- a donor supported legal services organisation -- has written an open letter to messaging service providers like WhatsApp, Facebook and others, urging them to modify their platforms to ensure that users are not added to group chats without their permission.

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