Centre for Internet & Society

CIS contributes to the Research and Advisory Group of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC)

by Arindrajit Basu

The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) is an initiative of the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and the East West Institute that seeks to promote mutual awareness and understanding among various cyberspace communities. It seeks to develop norms and policies that advance the stability and security of cyberspace.

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The AI Task Force Report - The first steps towards India’s AI framework

by Elonnai Hickok, Shweta Mohandas and Swaraj Paul Barooah

The Task Force on Artificial Intelligence was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to leverage AI for economic benefits, and provide policy recommendations on the deployment of AI for India.

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Comments on the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations

by Sandeep Kumar, Torsha Sarkar, Swaraj Barooah, Gurshabad Grover

This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet & Society, India (“CIS”) on the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations which was released to the public by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 29th May 2018 for comments and views.

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Comments on the Draft Digital Communications Policy

by Anubha Sinha, Gurshabad Grover and Swaraj Barooah

This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet & Society, India (“CIS”) on the Draft Digital Communications Policy which was released to the public by the Department of Telecommunications of the Ministry of Communications on 1st May 2018 for comments and views.

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Why NPCI and Facebook need urgent regulatory attention

by Sunil Abraham

The world’s oldest networked infrastructure, money, is increasingly dematerialising and fusing with the world’s latest networked infrastructure, the Internet.

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NITI Aayog Discussion Paper: An aspirational step towards India’s AI policy

by Sunil Abraham, Elonnai Hickok, Amber Sinha, Swaraj Barooah, Shweta Mohandas, Pranav M Bidare, Swagam Dasgupta, Vishnu Ramachandran and Senthil Kumar

The National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence — a discussion paper on India’s path forward in AI, is a welcome step towards a comprehensive document that reflects the government's AI ambitions. The 115-page discussion paper attempts to be an all encompassing document looking at a host of AI related issues including privacy, security, ethics, fairness, transparency and accountability.

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Network Disruptions Report by Global Network Initiative

by Akriti Bopanna

Around 70% of all known shutdowns in the world took place in India in 2017. The same year Telecom Authority of India (TRAI) released the “Temporary Suspension of Internet Services” giving State and Central Government officials the power to terminate Internet services as per the guidelines.

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Comments on the Draft National Policy on Official Statistics

by Gurshabad Grover and Sandeep Kumar

This submission presents comments by the Centre for Internet & Society, India (“CIS”) on the Draft National Policy on Official Statistics which was released to the public by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on 17th May 2018 for comments and views.

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CIS contributes to ABLI Compendium on Regulation of Cross-Border Transfers of Personal Data in Asia

by Amber Sinha and Elonnai Hickok

The Asian Business Law Institute, based in Singapore published a compendium on “Regulation of cross-border transfer of personal data in Asia”. This was part of an exercise to explore legal convergence around issues such as data protection, enforcement of foreign judgments and principle of restructuring in Asia.

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Design Concerns in Creating Privacy Notices

by Saumyaa Naidu

The purpose of privacy notices and choice mechanisms is to notify users of the data practices of a system, so they can make informed privacy decisions.

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