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Breaking Down Section 66A of the IT Act
Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which prescribes 'punishment for sending offensive messages through communication service, etc.' is widely held ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 14, 2012 09:51 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Whose Change is it Anyway?
This thought piece is an attempt to reflect critically on existing practices of “making change” and its implications for the future of citizen action in ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 17, 2015 10:56 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
List of Recommendations on the Aadhaar Bill, 2016 - Letter Submitted to the Members of Parliament
On Friday, March 11, the Lok Sabha passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. The Bill was ... by Amber Sinha, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Vanya Rakesh last modified Mar 21, 2016 08:50 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Online Gender Based Violence on Short Form Video Platforms
An inquiry into platform policies and safeguards. This report explores how short-form video platforms in India address online gender based violence (oGBV) by ... by Divyansha Sehgal and Lakshmi T. Nambiar last modified Apr 11, 2024 03:24 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Platform Economy’s Gatekeeping of Class and Caste Dominance in Urban India
Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi contributed an essay on how gated society management apps like MyGate and NoBrokerHood feed on caste and income inequalities in ... by Ambika Tandon and Aayush Rathi last modified Apr 19, 2024 03:11 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Open Letter to PM Modi on Intellectual Property Rights issues on His Visit to the United States of America in September, 2015
This is an open letter by CIS to the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in light of his impending visit to the USA. This letter asks the Prime Minister to urge ... by Pranesh Prakash and Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Sep 25, 2015 06:43 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
White Paper on RTI and Privacy V1.2
This white paper explores the relationship between privacy and transparency in the context of the right to information in India. Analysing pertinent case law ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Nov 09, 2014 02:53 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Big Data and Positive Social Change in the Developing World: A White Paper for Practitioners and Researchers
I was a part of a working group writing a white paper on big data and social change, over the last six months. This white paper was produced by a group of ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 01, 2014 03:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Net Neutrality Resources
Submissions by the Centre for Internet and Society to TRAI and DoT, 2015-2017. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 22, 2017 09:11 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Analysis of Aadhaar Act in the Context of A.P. Shah Committee Principles
Whilst there are a number of controversies relating to the Aadhaar Act including the fact that it was introduced in a manner so as to circumvent the majority ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Mar 17, 2016 07:43 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Internet Shutdown Stories
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) has published a collection of stories of the impact of internet shutdowns on people's lives in the country. This book ... by Ambika Tandon last modified Sep 03, 2019 09:57 AM — Filed under: , , ,
ICANN Diversity Analysis
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 ... by Akriti Bopanna last modified Aug 29, 2018 11:19 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Making Voices Heard
We are happy to announce the launch of our final report on the study ‘Making Voices Heard: Privacy, Inclusivity, and Accessibility of Voice Interfaces in ... by Shweta Mohandas last modified Jun 27, 2022 04:18 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
DeitY says 143 URLs have been Blocked in 2015; Procedure for Blocking Content Remains Opaque and in Urgent Need of Transparency Measures
Across India on 30 December 2014, following an order issued by the Department of Telecom (DOT), Internet Service Providers (ISPs) blocked 32 websites including ... by Jyoti Panday last modified Apr 30, 2015 07:37 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Inclusive Financial Services - Global Trends in Accessibility Requirements
Inclusive Financial Services is a G3ict White Paper researched in cooperation with the Centre for Internet and Society. The research paper comprises a Foreword ... by Nirmita Narasimhan last modified May 03, 2015 06:55 AM — Filed under: , ,
Media Market Risk Ratings: India
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Global Disinformation Index (GDI) are launching a study into the risk of disinformation on digital news ... by Torsha Sarkar, Pranav M Bidare, and Gurshabad Grover last modified Jan 25, 2022 01:29 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Internet Researchers' Conference 2022
Due to internal delays related to the pandemic, the Internet Researchers' Conference will now take place online in May 2022. Please see below for a link to the ... by Pranav M B last modified Feb 11, 2022 09:54 AM — Filed under: ,
Government gives free publicity worth 40k to Twitter and Facebook
We conducted a 2 week survey of newspapers for links between government advertisement to social media giants. As citizens, we should be worried about the close ... by Akriti Bopanna last modified Apr 27, 2018 09:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
2015 USTR Report: Old Wine in New Bottle
Every year, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) undertakes an elaborate exercise to castigate countries' domestic intellectual property ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Jun 16, 2015 10:24 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Call for Participation: Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest
We are pleased to announce the call for participation for the fourth edition of the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest (“Global ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Jun 24, 2015 04:11 PM — Filed under: , , ,
DesiSec: Cybersecurity and Civil Society in India
As part of its project on mapping cyber security actors in South Asia and South East Asia, the Centre for Internet & Society conducted a series of interviews ... by Laird Brown last modified Jun 29, 2015 04:25 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
COVID-19 Charter Of Recommendations on Gig Work
Tandem Research and the Centre for Internet and Society organised a webinar on 9 April 2020, with unions representing gig workers and researchers studying ... by Aayush Rathi and Ambika Tandon last modified May 13, 2020 08:53 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Your economy, our livelihoods: A policy brief by the All India Gig Workers’ Union
In this policy brief, the All India Gig Workers’ Union (AIGWU) presents its critique on NITI Aayog’s report on India’s platform economy. Through experiences ... by W.C. Shukla, Rikta Krishnaswamy, Rohin Garg, Gunjan Jena, and S.B. Natarajan last modified Jan 31, 2024 12:02 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
(Updated) Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public availability of Aadhaar Numbers with sensitive personal financial information
Since its inception in 2009, the Aadhaar project has been shrouded in controversy due to various questions raised about privacy, technological issues, welfare ... by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali last modified Mar 13, 2019 12:29 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017
The Centre for Internet & Society along with Prakat Solutions and Mitra Jyothi is co-hosting the Global Accessibility Awareness Day in Bengaluru on May 18, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 16, 2017 05:51 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Sameet Panda - Data Systems in Welfare: Impact of the JAM Trinity on Pension & PDS in Odisha during COVID-19
This study by Sameet Panda tries to understand the integration of data and digital systems in welfare delivery in Odisha. It brings out the impact of welfare ... by Sameet Panda last modified Feb 26, 2021 07:36 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions: Mapping the Stakeholders' Response
The procedure and tests surrounding software patenting in India have remained ambiguous since the Parliament introduced the term “per se” through the Patent ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Jan 05, 2015 05:01 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Strategies to Organise Platform Workers
In 2022, the Centre for Internet and Society hosted a panel with Akkanut Wantanasombut, Ayoade Ibrahim, Rikta Krishnaswamy, and Sofía Scasserra at RightsCon, ... by Chiaro Furtado last modified Oct 22, 2023 09:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Availability and Accessibility of Government Information in Public Domain
The information provided on most Government websites such as Acts, notifications, rules, orders, minutes of meetings and consultations, etc. is usually in the ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 30, 2014 01:25 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
CIS Comments on TRAI Consultation Paper on Promoting Local Telecom Equipment Manufacturing
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) sent comments to the TRAI Consultation Paper on promoting telecom equipment manufacturing. CIS submission drew ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Nov 26, 2017 02:56 AM — Filed under: , ,