Centre for Internet & Society

Detecting Encrypted Client Hello (ECH) Blocking

by Divyank Katira

A new internet protocol makes it harder for internet service providers to censor websites. We made a technical intervention to check if censors are interfering with its deployment.

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Deceptive Design in Voice Interfaces: Impact on Inclusivity, Accessibility, and Privacy

by Saumyaa Naidu and Shweta Mohandas

This article was commissioned by the Pranava Institute, as part of their project titled Design Beyond Deception, supported by the University of Notre Dame - IBM's Tech Ethics Lab.” The article examines the design of voice interfaces (VI) to anticipate potential deceptive design patterns in VIs. It also presents design and regulatory recommendations to mitigate these practices.

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Health Data Management Policies - Differences Between the EU and India

by Shweta Mohandas

Through this issue brief we would like to highlight the differences in approaches to health data management taken by the EU and India, and look at possible recommendations for India, in creating a privacy preserving health data management policy.

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CensorWatch: On the Implementation of Online Censorship in India

by Divyank Katira

Results from a nation-wide empirical study on web censorship

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Civil Society’s second opinion on a UHI prescription

by Pallavi Bedi and Shweta Mohandas

On January 13, Pallavi Bedi and Shweta Mohandas from CIS participated in an online collaboration organised by Internet Freedom Foundation for a joint submission to the Consultation Paper on Operationalising Unified Health Interface (UHI) in India released by the National Health Authority.

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Comments to the proposed amendments to The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021

by Divyansha Sehgal and Torsha Sarkar

This note presents comments by the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India, on the proposed amendments to the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (“proposed amendments”). We thank Isha Suri for her review of this submission.

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The Centre for Internet and Society’s comments and recommendations to the: The Digital Data Protection Bill 2022

by Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) published its comments and recommendations to the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022, on December 17, 2022.

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Big Tech’s privacy promise to consumers could be good news — and also bad news

by Rajat Kathuria and Isha Suri

Rajat Kathuria, Isha Suri write: Its use as a tool for market development must balance consumer protection, innovation, and competition.

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‘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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