Centre for Internet & Society

A Series of Op-eds on Data Protection

by Amber Sinha

I wrote a short series of three op-eds for Asia Times this week.

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The Fundamental Right to Privacy - A Visual Guide

by Amber Sinha

Privacy is the ability of an individual or group to seclude themselves, or information about themselves, and thereby express themselves selectively. This visual guide to the story of privacy law in India and the recent judgement of the Puttaswamy v. Union of India case is developed by Amber Sinha (research and content) and Pooja Saxena (design and conceptualisation).

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Unpacking Data Protection Law: A Visual Representation

by Amber Sinha

This visual explainer unpacking data protection law was developed by Amber Sinha (research) and Pooja Saxena (design), and published as part of the Data Privacy Week celebrations on the Privacy International blog. Join the conversation on Twitter using #dataprivacyweek.

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AI and Manufacturing and Services in India: Looking Forward

by Shweta Mohandas and Pranav M. Bidare

This Report provides an overview of the proceedings of the Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Manufacturing and Services: Looking Forward (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Roundtable’), conducted at The Energy Resource Institute (TERI), in Bangalore on January 19, 2018.

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CIS Submission to the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India

by Amber Sinha

This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society, India (“CIS”) on the ‘White Paper of the Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India’ (“White Paper”) released by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The White paper was drafted by a Committee of Expert (“Committee”) constituted by the Ministry. CIS has conducted research on the issues of privacy, data protection and data security since 2010 and is thankful for the opportunity to put forth its views. The submission was made on January 31, 2018.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Healthcare Industry in India

by Yesha Paul, Elonnai Hickok, Amber Sinha and Udbhav Tiwari

The use of AI in healthcare in India is increasing with new startups and large ICT companies offering AI solutions for healthcare challenges in the country.

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Data Protection: We can innovate, leapfrog

by Sunil Abraham

About 27% of India's population is still illiterate or barely literate. Most privacy policies and terms of services for web and mobile applications are in English and therefore it is only 10% of us who can actually read them before we provide our consent.

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Mobile net ban during peaceful protest leaves farmers confused

by Shruti Jain

Strap: Administration says it was done to prevent rumours from spreading, protesters insist they needed internet to fight it.

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‘Hurt sentiments’ cost Udaipur internet access for four days

by Shruti Jain

Strap: Authorities suggest it was more than a Facebook post that led to shutdown.

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Another Step towards Privacy Law

by Elonnai Hickok

A comparison between the 2012 experts’ report and the 2017 white paper on data protection.

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