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The Fundamental Right to Privacy: An Analysis
Last​ ​month’s​ ​judgment​ ​by​ ​the​ ​nine​ ​judge​ ​referral​ ​bench​ ​was​ ​an​ ​emphatic endorsement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​the​ ​constitutional​ ​right​ ​to​ ... by Amber Sinha last modified Oct 04, 2017 11:19 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Technology, Social Justice and Higher Education
Since the last two years, we at the Centre for Internet and Society, have been working with the Higher Education Innovation and Research Applications at the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 30, 2015 02:54 PM — Filed under: , , ,
National Resource Kit : The Kerala Chapter (Call for Comments)
The National Resource Kit team is pleased to bring you its research on the state of laws, policies and programmes for persons with disabilities in the state of ... by Anandhi Viswanathan last modified Nov 07, 2013 06:20 AM — Filed under: ,
Dataset: Patent Landscape of Mobile Device Technologies in India
Patent landscape of mobile technology patents and patent applications held by 50 companies operating in India. Licensed CC-BY-SA 4.0. by Rohini Lakshané last modified May 03, 2016 08:06 PM — Filed under: , ,
CIS - A2K Work Plan: July 2016 - June 2017
One of the key mandates of the Access to Knowledge (A2K) program at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is to work towards catalyzing the growth of the ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 29, 2016 09:36 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Consultation on 'National Geospatial Policy' - Notes and Submission
The Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has constituted a National Expert Committee for developing a draft National Geospatial Policy ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Mar 29, 2016 05:03 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
The Supreme Court Delivers
Now, the spectrum and licence issues need resolution. On September 27, 2012, the Supreme Court of India delivered the opinion of a bench comprising five Judges ... by Shyam Ponappa last modified Dec 21, 2012 09:57 AM — Filed under: ,
Studying Internet in India: Selected Abstracts
We received thirty five engaging abstracts in response to the call for essays on 'Studying Internet in India.' Here are the ten selected abstracts. The final ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Aug 28, 2015 06:53 AM — Filed under: , , ,
From Taboo to Beautiful - Menstrupedia
On this post, we take a look at 'menstrual activism' -a movement that despite its trajectory in feminism, remains unnoticed in most accounts of traditional and ... by Denisse Albornoz last modified Oct 24, 2015 02:25 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2013 and the Lack of Access to Accessibility Rights
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2013 (The RPD Bill) went through three avatars since its commissioning in 2009 under the Sudha Kaul Committee. ... by Amba Salelkar last modified Feb 03, 2014 02:21 AM — Filed under: ,
Wikisource Handbook for Indian Communities
Wikisource is one of the trending Wikimedia projects. Many new editors and new books to Indic language Wikisource's get added over a period of time. However, ... by Bodhisattwa Mandal and Ananth Subray P. V. last modified Sep 19, 2018 02:18 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Silicon Plateau: Volume Two
Silicon Plateau is an art project and publishing series that explores the intersection of technology, culture and society in the Indian city of Bangalore. Each ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Mar 13, 2019 01:01 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Welcome to r@w blog!
We from the researchers@work programme at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) are delighted to announce the launch of our new blog, hosted on Medium. It ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Jan 02, 2019 11:48 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Seminar on Open Access in Research Area: A Strategic Approach
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Delhi, is organising a seminar on open access in research on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The seminar will focus on: ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Dec 22, 2015 05:37 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Facebook Shares 10 Key Facts about Free Basics. Here's What's Wrong with All 10 of Them.
Shweta Sengar of Catch News spoke to Sunil Abraham about the recent advertisement by Facebook titled "What Net Neutrality Activists won't Tell You or, the Top ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 25, 2015 02:59 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Free Basics debate: Trai has a point in imposing temporary ban on net neutrality
The argument against net neutrality in India is simple. Regulation cannot be based on dogma – evidence of harm must be provided before you can advocate for ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 25, 2015 02:58 PM — Filed under: , ,
Pre-Budget Consultation 2016 - Submission to the IT Group of the Ministry of Finance
The Ministry of Finance has recently held pre-budget consultations with different stakeholder groups in connection with the Union Budget 2016-17. We were ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jan 12, 2016 01:34 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Internet Researchers' Conference 2016 (IRC16) - Selected Sessions
We are proud to announce that the first Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC16), organised around the theme of 'studying internet in India,' will be held on ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jan 18, 2016 09:23 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Overview and Concerns Regarding the Indian Draft DNA Profiling Act
The Indian Code of Criminal Procedure was amended in 2005 to enable the collection of a host of medical details from accused persons upon their arrest. ... by GeneWatch UK & the Council for Responsible Genetics, US last modified Jul 11, 2012 11:30 AM — Filed under: ,
International Open Data Charter: Comments by CIS
The second meeting of Stewards of the International Open Data Charter is in progress in Santiago, Chile, where the revisions made to the Charter based on the ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Sep 08, 2015 11:01 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Analysing Latest List of Blocked Sites (Communalism & Rioting Edition)
Pranesh Prakash does preliminary analysis on a leaked list of the websites blocked from August 18, 2012 till August 21, 2012 by the Indian government. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 06, 2012 11:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Big Data and Reproductive Health in India: A Case Study of the Mother and Child Tracking System
In this case study undertaken as part of the Big Data for Development (BD4D) network, Ambika Tandon evaluates the Mother and Child Tracking System (MCTS) as ... by Ambika Tandon last modified Dec 06, 2019 04:57 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
Call for Contributions and Reflections: Your experiences in Decolonizing the Internet’s Languages!
Whose Knowledge?, the Oxford Internet Institute, and the Centre for Internet and Society are creating a State of the Internet’s Languages report, as baseline ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Aug 07, 2019 12:29 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
State of the Internet's Languages 2020: Announcing selected contributions!
In response to our call for contributions and reflections on ‘Decolonising the Internet’s Languages’ in August, we are delighted to announce that we received ... by Puthiya Purayil Sneha last modified Nov 01, 2019 06:12 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
User Experiences of Digital Financial Risks and Harms
The reach and use of digital financial services has risen in recent years without a commensurate increase in digital literacy and access. Through this project, ... by Amrita Sengupta, Chiara Furtado, Garima Agrawal, Nishkala Sekhar, Puthiya Purayil Sneha, and Yesha Tshering Paul last modified Dec 22, 2023 04:05 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Internet Speech: Perspectives on Regulation and Policy
The Centre for Internet & Society and the University of Munich (LMU), Germany are jointly organizing an international symposium at India Habitat Centre in New ... by Akriti Bopanna last modified Apr 01, 2019 04:38 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Marathi Language Fortnight Workshops 2019
Maharashtra is a state which is rich in diversity in terms of language and culture seen in its various regions such as Konkan, Marathwada, Western Maharashtra, ... by Subodh Kulkarni last modified Mar 01, 2019 12:39 AM — Filed under: , , ,
CIS Response to Draft E-Commerce Policy
CIS is grateful for the opportunity to submit comments to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion on the draft national e-commerce policy. This ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 26, 2019 06:40 AM — Filed under: , , ,
SVG Translation Workshop at KBC North Maharashtra University
The Centre for Internet & Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) wing organized an SVG translation workshop in collaboration with KBC North Maharashtra University, ... by Subodh Kulkarni last modified Apr 26, 2019 06:47 AM — Filed under: , , ,
What’s up with WhatsApp?
In 2016, WhatsApp Inc announced it was rolling out end-to-end encryption, but is the company doing what it claims to be doing? by Aayush Rathi and Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 23, 2018 04:45 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,