Centre for Internet & Society

Comments on NITI AAYOG Working Document: Towards Responsible #AIforAll

by Shweta Mohandas, Arindrajit Basu and Ambika Tandon

The NITI Aayog Working Document on Responsible AI for All released on 21st July 2020 serves as a significant statement of intent from NITI Aayog, acknowledging the need to ensure that any conception of “Responsible AI” must fulfill constitutional responsibilities, incorporated through workable principles. However, as it is a draft document for discussion, it is important to highlight next steps for research and policy levers to build upon this report.

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The 5G Factor:A Primer

by Nikhil Dave

Despite the seemingly unending challenges, the task of acting against Huawei and China presents even more complex problems, and it seems writing off Huawei from the future of 5G, may be a premature call.

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The State of Secure Messaging

by Divyank Katira

A look at the protections provided by and threats posed to secure communication online.

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Engaging with the Covid-19 Crisis

by Pranav M B

In the last six months, COVID-19 has had a far-reaching impact on the world, including on the digital sphere, how people interact with it, and its mediation of social and economic exchanges. Researchers and practitioners at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) have responded to this dynamic landscape from different lenses.

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Use of mobile phones by vulnerable communities: A survey of sex workers and gay men in Karnataka

by Megha Malnad, Parimala, Nagina, and Tasneem Mewa

This report has been authored by Megha Malnad, Parimala, Nagina, and Tasneem Mewa, and edited by Ambika Tandon, Gurshabad Grover and Rajesh Srinivas.

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Social Entitlements for the Transgender Community

by Deepa Krishnappa and Tasneem Mewa

This report has been authored by Deepa Krishnappa and Tasneem Mewa, and edited by Ambika Tandon, Gurshabad Grover and Rajesh Srinivas.

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Event Report: How Safe is Your Harbour? Discussions on Intermediary Liability and User Rights

by Anna Liz Thomas, Shubhika Saluja, Kanav Khanna and Dipto Ghosh

This report provides an overview of the proceedings and outcomes of the panel discussions on intermediary liability, organised at The Energy Research Institute’s (TERI) in Bangalore, on 20 January 2020.

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Investigating TLS blocking in India

by Simone Basso, Gurshabad Grover and Kushagra Singh

A study into Transport Layer Security (TLS)-based blocking by three popular Indian ISPs: ACT Fibernet, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio.

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