Centre for Internet & Society

Aadhar: Privacy is not a unidimensional concept

by Amber Sinha

Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right to privacy is essential for all Indian citizens to defend their individual autonomy in the face of invasive state actions purportedly for the public good.

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Infographic: The Impending Right to Privacy Judgment

by Amber Sinha and Pooja Saxena

The ruling will be important not just for the immediate Aadhaar case but also numerous other matters to do with state intrusions, decisional autonomy and informational privacy.

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Here’s why we need a lot more discussion on India’s new DNA Profiling Bill

by Elonnai Hickok

The DNA Profiling Bill 2017 is still missing a number of safeguards that would enable individual rights. The implications of creating regional and national level DNA databanks need to be fully understood and publicly debated.

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High Level Comparison and Analysis of the Use and Regulation of DNA Based Technology Bill 2017

by Elonnai Hickok

This blog post seeks to provide a high level comparison of the 2017 and 2015 DNA Profiling Bill - calling out positive changes, remaining issues, and missing provisions.

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Should an Inability to Precisely Define Privacy Render It Untenable as a Right?

by Amber Sinha

The judges may still be able to articulate the manner in which limits for a right to privacy may be arrived at, without explicitly specifying them.

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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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