Centre for Internet & Society

Design and Uses of Digital Identities - Research Plan

by Amber Sinha and Pooja Saxena

In our research project about uses and design of digital identity systems, we ask two core questions: a) What are appropriate uses of ID?, and b) How should we think about the technological design of ID? Towards the first research question, we have worked on first principles and will further develop definitions, legal tests and applications of these principles. Towards the second research question, we have first identified a set of existing and planned digital identity systems that represent a paradigm of how such a system can be envisioned and implemented, and will look to identify key design choices which are causing divergence in paradigm.

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Private Sector and the cultivation of cyber norms in India

by Arindrajit Basu

Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become a regular facet of modern existence. The growth of cyberspace has challenged traditional notions of global order and uprooted the notion of governance itself. All over the world, the private sector has become a critical player, both in framing cyber regulations and in implementing them.

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Comments on the National Digital Health Blueprint

by Samyukta Prabhu, Ambika Tandon, Torsha Sarkar and Aayush Rathi

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had released the National Digital Health Blueprint on 15 July 2019 for comments. The Centre for Internet & Society submitted its comments.

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Event Report: Community Discussion on Open Standards

by Karan Saini, Prem Sylvester and Anishka Vaishnav

This community discussion organised by HasGeek was held at the office of the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore, India on June 20, 2019.

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In India, Privacy Policies of Fintech Companies Pay Lip Service to User Rights

by Shweta Mohandas

A study of the privacy policies of 48 fintech companies that operate in India shows that none comply with even the basic requirements of the IT Rules, 2011.

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The Digital Identification Parade

by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon

NCRB’s proposed Automated Facial Recognition System impinges on right to privacy, is likely to target certain groups.

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India is falling down the facial recognition rabbit hole

by Prem Sylvester and Karan Saini

Its use as an effective law enforcement tool is overstated, while the underlying technology is deeply flawed.

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