Centre for Internet & Society

Data Protection: Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation

by Aditi Chaturvedi

As recently as May 27, 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (REGULATION (EU) 2016/679) (hereinafter referred to as GDPR) was adopted. The Data Protection Directive (1995/46/EC) (hereinafter referred to as DPD) will be replaced by this Regulation.

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Cybersecurity Compilation: Indian Context

by Leilah Elmokadem and edited by Elonnai Hickok

This document intends to serve as a comprehensive source compiling all the cyber-security related regulations, policies, guidelines, notifications, executive orders, court rulings, etc.

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Comments from the Centre for Internet and Society on Renewal of .NET Registry Agreement

by Vidushi Marda

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is grateful for the opportunity to comment on the proposed renewal of the .NET Registry Agreement.

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Aadhaar Case: Beyond Privacy, An Issue of Bodily Integrity

by Amber Sinha and Aradhya Sethia

The insertion of Section 139AA in the Income Tax Act has been challenged and is being heard by a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court.

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Internet Shutdowns in 2016

by Japreet Grewal

An internet shutdown is an intentional disruption of internet or electronic communications, rendering them inaccessible or effectively unusable, for a specific population or within a location, often to exert control over the flow of information.

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Killing of Yameen Rasheed Reveals Worsening Human Rights Situation in the Maldives

by Pranesh Prakash

A courageous liberal blogger in the Maldives was murdered for his words. The international community needs to act.

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Regulating Bitcoin in India

by Vipul Kharbanda

The article discusses the possible contours of future bitcoin regulation in India. Bitcoin, often considered a ‘notorious’ virtual currency limited only to techies or speculators, is currently fighting a battle to become a bona fide mainstream means of exchange.

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Brainstorming Session on the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS 2017)

by Japreet Grewal

I attended a brainstorming session on the Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017 on April 12, 2017 at Electronics Niketan that was organised by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. The Global Conference on Cyber Space was first held in London in 2011. Thereafter, it was held in Budapest (2012), Seoul (2013) and the Hague (2015).

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Privacy in the Age of Big Data

by Amber Sinha

Personal data is freely accessible, shared and even sold, and those to whom this information belongs have little control over its flow.

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It’s the technology, stupid

by Sunil Abraham

Eleven reasons why the Aadhaar is not just non-smart but also insecure.

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