Centre for Internet & Society

Regulating Sexist Online Harassment: A Model of Online Harassment as a Form of Censorship

by Amber Sinha

Amber Sinha wrote a paper on regulating sexist online harassment, and how online harassment serves as a form of censorship, for the “Recognize, Resist, Remedy: Addressing Gender-Based Hate Speech in the Online Public Sphere” project, a collaborative project between IT for Change, India and InternetLab, Brazil.

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New intermediary guidelines: The good and the bad

by Torsha Sarkar

In pursuance of the government releasing the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, this blogpost offers a quick rundown of some of the changes brought about the Rules, and how they line up with existing principles of best practices in content moderation, among others.

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Notes From a Foreign Field: The European Court of Human Rights on Russia’s Website Blocking

by Gurshabad Grover

This blogpost summarises the human rights principles applied by the Court to website blocking, and discusses how they can be instructive to petitions in the Delhi High Court that challenge arbitrary censorship in India.

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The Government needs to make sure our emails don't destroy the environment

by Aman Nair

The Government's data centre policy must be more reflective of energy requirements and sustainable practices to effectively ensure that India's growing digital user base doesn't hurt the environment.

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The Boss Will See You Now - The Growth of Workplace Surveillance in India, is Data Protection Legislation the Answer?

by Shweta Mohandas and Deepika Nandagudi Srinivasa

The use of pervasive technologies to monitor employees was picking up pace in India, the pandemic accelerated it. The pandemic has changed the way we work either through permanent work from home mandates for those who can work remotely, to heightened social distancing norms for office goers.

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TIkTok: It’s time for Biden to make a decision on his digital policy with China

by Aman Nair

As the United State's new president comes into office he is faced with creating a cohesive digital relations policy that corrects some of the damage done by his predecessor. This article is the first part of a series analysing his policies and challenges.

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Response to Mozilla DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) Comment Period

by Gurshabad Grover, Divyank Katira

CIS has submitted a response to Mozilla's DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and Trusted Recursive Resolver (TRR) Comment Period

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PDP Bill is coming: WhatsApp Privacy Policy analysis

by Pallavi Bedi & Shweta Reddy

WhatsApp started off the new year with changes to its privacy policy that has several implications for data protection and the digital governance ecosystem at large. This post is the first in a series by CIS unpacking the various implications of the policy.

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