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Training for Internet Governance Activists
Geetha Hariharan attended a training session for Internet rights activists in Cambridge, organised by Global Partners Digital, UK on September 23 and 24, 2014. by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 07, 2014 12:38 AM — Filed under:
October 2014 Bulletin
Welcome to the tenth issue of the newsletter (October 2014). by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 23, 2014 04:40 PM — 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: , , ,
Getting Strategic about Openness and Privacy
This blog post by Tim Davies, Open Data Research Lead at Web Foundation was published in Open Up? on November 3, 2014. by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 09, 2014 09:19 AM — Filed under: ,
IOCOSE's talk at CIS
Please join us at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. for a presentation of the work of the artists group ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 25, 2014 01:02 AM — Filed under: , ,
Introduction: About the Privacy and Surveillance Roundtables
The Privacy and Surveillance Roundtables is a Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) initiative, in partnership with the Cellular Operators Association of India ... by Manoj Kurbet last modified Nov 27, 2014 01:34 PM — Filed under: ,
Twitter users find several accounts suspended for unknown reasons
Twitter users woke up on Saturday to find several accounts suspended for unknown reasons, triggering conspiracy theories that only the accounts of right-wing ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 07, 2014 01:27 AM — Filed under: ,
The Socratic debate: Whose internet is it anyway?
In the US, President Obama recently spoke out on the seemingly arcane topic of net neutrality. What is more astounding is that the popular satire news show ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 09, 2014 01:35 PM — Filed under: ,
November 2014 Bulletin
We at the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) welcome you to the eleventh issue of the newsletter (November 2014). by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 15, 2014 01:27 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Security and Surveillance: A public discussion on Optimizing Security while Safeguarding Human Rights
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) invites you to a public discussion on optimizing security and safeguarding human rights at its Bangalore office on ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 19, 2014 08:46 AM — Filed under: , , ,
A Study of the Privacy Policies of Indian Service Providers and the 43A Rules
by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jan 13, 2015 02:37 AM — Filed under: ,
Reply to RTI filed with BSNL regarding Network Neutrality and Throttling
As part of its work on Network Neutrality, the Centre for Internet and Society through Tarun Krishnakumar had filed a Right To Information (RTI) application ... by Tarun Krishnakumar last modified Dec 22, 2014 02:45 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Security, Governments, and Data: Technology and Policy
The Centre for Internet & Society and the Observer Research Foundation invite you to a one day conference on January 8, 2015 in New Delhi. by Elonnai Hickok last modified Dec 24, 2014 08:06 AM — Filed under: ,
UID: Are your biometric I-cards stacked against you?
Imagine a rural family of five. Mom. Dad. Two kids. And Grandma. Assume too that they are below the poverty line. The day is coming when this family will have ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 26, 2012 09:33 AM — Filed under:
March 2017 Newsletter
Welcome to March 2017 newsletter of the Centre for Internet & Society (CIS). by Prasad Krishna last modified May 20, 2017 12:47 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Get an Aadhaar card if you don't have one
The Aadhaar number has been made compulsory for filing tax return. With both the government and private parties insisting on it for various activities despite ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2017 03:39 PM — Filed under: , ,
Right to be Forgotten: A Tale of Two Judgements
In the last few months, there have been contrasting judgments from two Indian high courts, Karnataka and Gujarat, on matters relating to the right to be ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 07, 2017 02:27 AM — Filed under: , ,
NGOs, individuals urge state CMs to curb Internet shutdown
Amid rising instances of Internet curbs, a group of individuals and organisations have urged the chief ministers of 12 states to only restrict specific online ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 07, 2017 02:43 AM — Filed under: , , ,
India’s National ID Program May Be Turning The Country Into A Surveillance State
For seven years, India’s government has been scanning the irises and fingerprints of its citizens into a massive database. The once voluntary program was ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:49 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Privacy in the Age of Big Data
Personal data is freely accessible, shared and even sold, and those to whom this information belongs have little control over its flow. by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 11, 2017 02:43 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Identities Research
Caribou Digital organized an identity research event in Bengaluru at TERI on April 6, 2017. A total of 16 participants attended the event. Sunil Abraham and ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 12, 2017 01:54 PM — Filed under:
Opposition questions govt move to make Aadhaar must
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh claimed that the Aadhaar system was becoming an instrument of social exclusion rather than one of identity. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 12, 2017 02:19 PM — Filed under: , ,
An Open Digital Global South: Risks and Rewards
Pranesh Prakash will be speaking at a conference to be organized by UC Davis Law School on May 25 and 26, 2017, in California, USA. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 12, 2017 02:25 PM — Filed under: ,
Brainstorming Session on the Global Conference on Cyberspace (GCCS 2017)
I attended a brainstorming session on the Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017 on April 12, 2017 at Electronics Niketan that was organised by the Ministry of ... by Japreet Grewal last modified Apr 14, 2017 04:43 PM — Filed under:
Regulating Bitcoin in India
The article discusses the possible contours of future bitcoin regulation in India. Bitcoin, often considered a ‘notorious’ virtual currency limited only to ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Apr 20, 2017 01:17 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Aadhaar: A widening net
As India makes Aadhaar compulsory for a range of services, concerns about potential data breaches remain more than six years after the govt started building ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 22, 2017 05:06 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Internet Shutdowns in 2016
An internet shutdown is an intentional disruption of internet or electronic communications, rendering them inaccessible or effectively unusable, for a specific ... by Japreet Grewal last modified Apr 28, 2017 01:50 PM — Filed under:
India bans social media in Kashmir for one month
Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter in an effort to calm tensions in the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 27, 2017 04:09 PM — Filed under: , ,
ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 27 Meetings
Udbhav Tiwari represented the Centre for Internet & Society in a series of meetings held at University of Waikato and Novotel in Hamilton, New Zealand between ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 27, 2017 04:38 PM — Filed under:
Now, Aadhaar details displayed in Mizoram too
Contrary to the Centre’s assurances, government websites are revealing digital details of the poor, leaving them vulnerable to financial frauds and identity ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 27, 2017 04:59 PM — Filed under: , ,