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How does the government track all its legal cases?
The Legal Information Management and Briefing System , an integral part of the digital India initiative, aims to be a database of all the ongoing cases with ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 14, 2016 10:17 AM — Filed under: ,
SpaceX Explosion Slows Facebook & Israeli Efforts To Control Online Content
In their ‘space race’ to expand internet access to remote, impoverished areas of the world, Facebook and Google are actually vying for control o fthe online ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 14, 2016 11:24 AM — Filed under:
Workshop on Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms, and Human Rights (Delhi, October 01)
CIS welcomes you to participate in the workshop we are organising on Saturday, October 01 at India Habitat Centre, Delhi, to discuss benefits, harms, and human ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Sep 28, 2016 05:53 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Is India Prepared for a Cyber Attack? Suckfly And Other Past Responses Say No
From mandatory disclosures to improving CERT-IN’s functioning and transparency, there is much to be done in the event of future cyber attacks. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 22, 2016 12:57 AM — Filed under: ,
The Future of Privacy in the Age of Big Data
A study tour on privacy and big data was organised by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom from September 3 to 10, 2016 in Berlin and Hamburg. Vanya Rakesh ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 22, 2016 11:24 PM — Filed under: , ,
Internet Rights and Wrongs
With a rise in PIL's for unwarranted censorship, do we need to step back and inspect if it's about time unreasonable trends are checked? by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 22, 2016 11:36 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Young Scholars' Programme, CPRSouth 2016
Rohini Lakshané took part in the Young Scholars' Programme organized by Communication Policy Research South from September 6 to 7, 2016 in Zanzibar. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 23, 2016 01:03 AM — Filed under: ,
WhatsApp ruling: Experts seek privacy law
On August 25, Whatsapp updated its policy to share user content with social network; the decision opened new monetisation models for the messaging app. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 27, 2016 02:35 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Eye on Mumbai
The feeds will be beamed to a video wall that stretches 21 feet across at the police’s command and control room. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 02, 2016 10:22 AM — Filed under: ,
An 'app'ening world
A ‘forward’ has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp about the privacy concerns relating to that instant messaging app; it’s asking for permission to share user ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 05, 2016 12:24 AM — Filed under: , ,
Not Everyone Plays by the Rules in the Digital Playground: Addressing Online Child Sexual Exploitation
Japreet Grewal spoke at a panel on 'Prevention through Awareness and Education' at a meeting titled 'Not Everyone Plays by the Rules in the Digital ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 05, 2016 03:08 PM — Filed under: ,
Internet Democratisation: IANA Transition Leaves Much to be Desired
At best, the IANA transition is symbolic of Washington’s oversight over ICANN coming to an end. It is also symbolic of the empowerment of the global ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Nov 03, 2016 07:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
Tech companies like Gmail, WhatsApp may be asked to store user information
The government is moving to formulate rules that will require technology ‘intermediaries’— including email services like Gmail, chat apps such as WhatsApp and ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 14, 2016 01:12 AM — Filed under: , ,
Here is why government twitter handles have been posting offensive and partisan messages
You have failed us big time Mr Kejriwal, for your petty political gains you can become headlines for Pakistani press,” read a tweet on October 5 from ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 16, 2016 03:24 AM — Filed under: , , ,
New regulations in place; Aadhaar Card records to be preserved for 7 yrs by Centre
UIDAI chief executive office ABP Pandey said that the concerns regarding Aadhar card-related benefits were "exaggerated" and that the agency will keep the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 17, 2016 02:46 PM — Filed under: , ,
MLATs and the proposed Amendments to the US Electronic Communications Privacy Act
In continuance of our blog post on mutual legal assistance treaties (MLATs), we examine a new approach to international bilateral cooperation being suggested ... by Vipul Kharbanda and Elonnai Hickok last modified Dec 28, 2016 01:09 AM — Filed under: , ,
The Big Debit Card Breach: Three Things Card Holders Need To Understand
A total of 32 lakh debit cards across 19 banks could have been compromised on account of a purported fraud, the National Payment Corporation of India said in a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 21, 2016 01:43 PM — Filed under: ,
How Long Have Banks Known About The Debit Card Fraud?
The recent security breach in an Indian payment switch provider, confirmed earlier this week by the National Payments Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), has ... by tiwari last modified Oct 22, 2016 08:06 AM — Filed under: , ,
Some Key Words Are Missing
Google manipulating search results? The Competition Commission is on its case. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 23, 2016 01:40 AM — Filed under: ,
Workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data' (Delhi, November 12)
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Sarai programme, CSDS, invite you to a workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data: What Changes? What should ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Nov 12, 2016 10:14 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
If the DIDP Did Its Job
by Asvatha Babu last modified Nov 07, 2016 12:57 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
How Workstream 2 Plans to Improve ICANN's Transparency
The Centre for Internet and Society has worked extensively on ICANN’s transparency policies. We are perhaps the single largest users of the Documentary ... by Asvatha Babu last modified Nov 11, 2016 10:05 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy after Big Data: Compilation of Early Research
Evolving data science, technologies, techniques, and practices, including big data, are enabling shifts in how the public and private sectors carry out their ... by Saumyaa Naidu last modified Nov 12, 2016 01:37 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Google, Facebook will not place ads on sites distributing fake news
Google plans to update its AdSense program policies to prevent placement of its ads on sites distributing fake news. by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 15, 2016 01:59 PM — Filed under: ,
Conference on the Digitalization of the Indian Legal System
On Legal Services Day, November 9, 2016, LegalDesk.com collaborated with iSPIRT to host a conference on the “Digitalization of the Indian Legal System”. The ... by Leilah Elmokadem last modified Nov 16, 2016 03:34 PM — Filed under: , ,
How The U.K. Got A Better Deal From Facebook Than India Did
The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and India’s Karmanya Sareen shared a similar concern – how messenger application WhatsApp’s decision to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 18, 2016 01:56 AM — Filed under: , ,
Letter for Civil Society Involvement in WCIT
This page features a letter from academics and civil society groups from around the world to International Telecommunication Union Secretary-General Dr. ... by Center for Democracy & Technology last modified May 24, 2012 06:55 AM — Filed under:
DSCI Best Practices Meet 2013
The DSCI Best Practices Meet 2013 was organized on July 12, 2013 at Hyatt Regency, Anna Salai in Chennai. Kovey Coles attended the meet and shares a summary of ... by Kovey Coles last modified Jul 26, 2013 08:18 AM — Filed under: ,
CII Conference on "ACT": Achieve Cyber Security Together"
The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) organized a conference on facing cyber threats and challenges at Hotel Hilton in Chennai on July 13, 2013. Kovey ... by Kovey Coles last modified Jul 26, 2013 08:17 AM — Filed under: , ,
Good Intentions, Recalcitrant Text – II: What India’s ITU Proposal May Mean for Internet Governance
The UN's International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is hosting its Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14) this year in South Korea. At PP-14, India introduced a ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Nov 03, 2014 07:07 AM — Filed under: , ,