Centre for Internet & Society

Response to the Pegasus Questionnaire issued by the SC Technical Committee

by Anamika Kundu, Digvijay, Arindrajit Basu, Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi

On March 25, 2022, the Supreme Court appointed Technical Committee constituted to examine the allegations of alleged unauthorised surveillance using the Pegasus software released a questionnaire seeking responses and comments from the general public.

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Comments to the draft Motor Vehicle Aggregators Scheme, 2021

by Chiara Furtado, Aayush Rathi and Abhishek Sekharan

This submission presents a response by researchers at the Centre for Internet and Society, India (CIS) to the draft Motor Vehicle Aggregators Scheme, 2021 published by the Transport Department, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, (hereafter “draft Scheme”).

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Personal Data Protection Bill must examine data collection practices that emerged during pandemic

by Shweta Mohandas and Anamika Kundu

The PDP bill is speculated to be introduced during the winter session of the parliament soon. The PDP Bill in its current form provides wide-ranging exemptions which allow government agencies to process citizen’s data in order to fulfil its responsibilities. The bill could ensure that employers have some responsibility towards the data they collect from the employees.

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CIS Seminar Series

by Cheshta Arora

The CIS seminar series will be a venue for researchers to share works-in-progress, exchange ideas, identify avenues for collaboration, and curate research. We also seek to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on research exchange, and foster collaborations among researchers and academics from diverse geographies. Every quarter we will be hosting a remote seminar with presentations, discussions and debate on a thematic area.

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Cybernorms: Do they matter IRL (In Real Life): Event Report

by Veronica Ferrari (Association for Progressive Communications), Sheetal Kumar (Global Partners Digital), Enrico Calandro (Research ICT Africa) and Arindrajit Basu (the Centre for Internet and Society)

The year 2021 saw several cyber attacks on critical infrastructure such as oil pipelines, businesses such as airlines and meat-packing companies, and, crucially, healthcare providers such as vaccine suppliers. Several of these attacks were attributed to nation-states while others were carried out by non-state actors.

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Response to MeitY's India Digital Ecosystem Architecture 2.0 Comment Period

by Divyank Katira, Shweta Mohandas, Shruti Trikanand

CIS has submitted a response to MeitY's India Digital Ecosystem Architecture 2.0 Comment Period

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Nothing to Kid About – Children's Data Under the New Data Protection Bill

by Shweta Mohandas and Anamika Kundu

The pandemic has forced policymakers to adapt their approach to people's changing practices, from looking at contactless ways of payment to the shifting of educational institutions online.

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Clause 12 Of The Data Protection Bill And Digital Healthcare: A Case Study

by Amber Sinha

In light of the state’s emerging digital healthcare apparatus, how does Clause 12 alter the consent and purpose limitation model?

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How Function Of State May Limit Informed Consent: Examining Clause 12 Of The Data Protection Bill

by Amber Sinha

The collective implication of leaving out ‘proportionality’ from Clause 12 is to provide very wide discretionary powers to the state.

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