Centre for Internet & Society

Future of Work: Report of the ‘Workshop on the IT/IT-eS Sector and the Future of Work in India’

by Ambika Tandon

This report provides an overview of the proceedings and outcomes of the Workshop on the IT/IT-eS Sector and the Future of Work in India (hereinafter referred to as the “Workshop”), organised at Omidyar Networks’ office in Bangalore, on June 29, 2018.

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The National Health Stack: An Expensive, Temporary Placebo

by Murali Neelakantan, Swaraj Barooah, Swagam Dasgupta, and Torsha Sarkar

The year 2002 saw the introduction of a very ambitious National Program for Information Technology in the United Kingdom with the goal to transform the National Health Service — a pre-existing state-sponsored universal healthcare program. This would include a centralised, digital healthcare record for patients and secure access for 30,000 professionals across 300 hospitals.

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Anti-trafficking Bill may lead to censorship

by Swaraj Barooah and Gurshabad Grover

There are a few problematic provisions in the proposed legislation—it may severely impact freedom of expression.

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Spreading unhappiness equally around

by Sunil Abraham

The section of civil society opposed to Aadhaar is unhappy because the UIDAI and all other state agencies that wish to can process data non-consensually.

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Lining up the data on the Srikrishna Privacy Draft Bill

by Sunil Abraham

In the run-up to the Justice BN Srikrishna committee report, some stakeholders have advocated that consent be eliminated and replaced with stronger accountability obligations. This was rejected and the committee has released a draft bill that has consent as the bedrock just like the GDPR. And like the GDPR there exists legal basis for nonconsensual processing of data for the “functions of the state”. What does this mean for lawabiding persons?

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The Potential for the Normative Regulation of Cyberspace: Implications for India

by Pranav M B

Author: Arindrajit Basu Edited by: Elonnai Hickok, Sunil Abraham and Udbhav Tiwari Research Assistance: Tejas Bharadwaj

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The Centre for Internet and Society’s Comments and Recommendations to the: Indian Privacy Code, 2018

by Shweta Mohandas, Elonnai Hickok, Amber Sinha and Shruti Trikanand

The debate surrounding privacy has in recent times gained momentum due to the Aadhaar judgement and the growing concerns around the use of personal data by corporations and governments.

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DIDP #31 Diversity of employees at ICANN

by Akash Sriram

We have requested ICANN to disclose information pertaining to the diversity of employees based on race and citizenship.

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CIS submitted a response to a Notice of Enquiry by the US Government on International Internet Policy Priorities

by Akriti Bopanna and Swagam Dasgupta

The Centre for Internet and Society drafted a response to a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) issued by the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on "International Internet Policy Priorities."

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ICANN Diversity Analysis

by Akriti Bopanna

The by-laws of The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) state that it is a non-profit public-benefit corporation which is responsible at the overall level, for the coordination of the “global internet's systems of unique identifiers, and in particular to ensure the stable and secure operation of the internet's unique identifier systems”. As key stakeholders of ICANN are spread across the world, much of the communication discussing the work of ICANN takes place over email. This analysis of the diversity of participation at the ICANN processes, through a study of their mailing lists, was undertaken by Paul Kurian and Akriti Bopanna.

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