Centre for Internet & Society

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

by Arindrajit Basu

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

by Pawan Singh

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

by Arindrajit Basu

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

by Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi

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

by Shruti Trikanad and Vrinda Bhandari

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

by Pallavi Bedi

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?

by Aman Nair and Vipul Kharbanda

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

by Anamika Kundu, Digvijay Chaudhary, Divyansha Sehgal, Isha Suri and Torsha Sarkar

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

by Digvijay Chaudhary and Anamika Kundu

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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