Centre for Internet & Society

Data driven election campaigning and India's proposed data protection framework

by Shweta Reddy

This essay will examine if the proposed data protection framework of India is equipped to deal with the shift towards data driven elections.

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Government COVID-19 Responses in the Context of Privacy : Part II

by Vipul Kharbanda

This is the second part in a two part series of posts analysing the privacy implications of the state’s responses to COVID-19.

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Comments on Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture

by Shweta Reddy, Pallavi Bedi, Anubha Sinha, Shweta Mohandas

CIS has submitted comments to the Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture

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Intermediary liability and Safe Harbour: On due diligence and automated filtering

by Gurshabad Grover

This post discusses this ‘due diligence’ obligation in the intermediary liability regime in India, with a focus on its scope and whether it includes the possibility of automated content filtering.

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The PDP Bill 2019 Through the Lens of Privacy by Design

by Saumyaa Naidu, Akash Sheshadri, Shweta Mohandas, and Pranav M Bidare; Edited by Arindrajit Basu, Shweta Reddy; With inputs from Amber Sinha

This paper evaluates the PDP Bill based on the Privacy by Design approach. It examines the implications of Bill in terms of the data ecosystem it may lead to, and the visual interface design in digital platforms. This paper focuses on the notice and consent communication suggested by the Bill, and the role and accountability of design in its interpretation.

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The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Demanding your Data

by Rekha Jain

The increasing digitalization of the economy and ubiquity of the Internet, coupled with developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) has given rise to transformational business models across several sectors.

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Reclaiming AI Futures: Call for Contributions and Provocations

by Divij Joshi

CIS is pleased to share this call for contributions by Mozilla Fellow Divij Joshi. CIS will be working with Divij to edit, collate, and finalise this publication. This publication will add to Divij’s work as part of the AI observatory. The work is entirely funded by Divij Joshi.

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Investigating Encrypted DNS Blocking in India

by Divyank Katira

We find that encrypted DNS protocols are not blocked in India and share our test methodology.

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