Centre for Internet & Society

Internet Governance Forum Report 2017

by Shweta Mohandas

The twelfth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 17 to 21 December 2017, on the theme, Shape Your Digital Future!

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Fixing Aadhaar: Security developers' task is to trim chances of data breach

by Sunil Abraham

The task before a security developer is not only to reduce the probability of identity breach but to eliminate certain occurrences.

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New Recommendations to Regulate Online Hate Speech Could Pose More Problems Than Solutions

by Amber Sinha

The T.K. Viswanathan committee’s recommendations could prove to be dangerous for free speech if acted upon without resolving its flaws.

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India’s Data Protection Regime Must Be Built Through an Inclusive and Truly Co-Regulatory Approach

by Amber Sinha

We must move India past its existing consultative processes for rule-making, which often prompts stakeholders to take adversarial and extremely one-sided positions.

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E-administration Efforts are Lame Ducks without Internet

by Amit Kumar & Sat Singh

Strap: How Haryana engages with the Digital India dream when one act of vandalism can invite a net ban.

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Will Darjeeling Regain the Trust of Tourists?

by Roshan Gupta

An agitation coupled with an internet ban that left tourists stranded, it looks like a tough time ahead for tourism in the Hills.

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Silence on the Dera Front

by Sat Singh

Strap: How DSS followers, accused of violent protests after their leader was sentenced, manage without the internet.

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ISPs in Kashmir Grappling with Mounting Losses Amid Recurrent Shutdowns

by Safeena Wani

Strap: Internet savvy youth taking to alternative routes to access the world wide web.

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Taxes in the Time of Internet Shutdown

by Avijit Sarkar

Strap: Darjeeling businesses buckle under a bandh, network ban, and GST

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Every Town had its Jio Dara

by Ayswarya Murthy

Strap: In the hills of Darjeeling, residents facing an indefinite internet shutdown were thrown an unexpected lifeline in the form of 'Jio dara', a feeble signal from Sikkim towers that nevertheless kept a small line of communication open between the besieged towns in the region and the rest of the world.

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