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Internet L@w
Vanya Rakesh will attend the Internet law course organized by the University of Geneva from 20 June 2016 to 1 July 2016 as part of the Geneva Summer School. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 30, 2016 02:07 AM — Filed under:
Criminal Defamation and the Supreme Court’s Loss of Reputation
The Supreme Court’s refusal, in Subramanian Swamy v. Union of India, to strike down the anachronistic colonial offence of criminal defamation is wrong. ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Jun 03, 2016 03:05 AM — Filed under: ,
Women's Safety? There is an App for That
“After locking ourselves in a room for more than 6 days, this is what we came out [sic] with. Join us in helping make WOMEN feel SAFE,” read a gloating press ... by Rohini Lakshané last modified Jan 10, 2017 02:48 AM — Filed under: ,
Facebook: A Platform with Little Less Sharing of Personal Information
As Facebook becomes less personal, what happens to digital friendship? by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 02:38 AM — Filed under: ,
Online Censorship on the Rise: Why I Prefer to Save Things Offline
As governments use their power to erase what they do not approve of from the web, cloud storage will not be enough. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:26 AM — Filed under: ,
A Large Byte of Your Life
With the digital, memory becomes equated with storage. We commit to storage to free ourselves from remembering. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:35 AM — Filed under:
The Digital is Political
To speak of technology is to speak of human life and living. by Nishant Shah last modified Jun 05, 2016 03:58 AM — Filed under:
Smart City Policies and Standards: Overview of Projects, Data Policies, and Standards across Five International Smart Cities
This blog post aims to review five Smart Cities across the globe, namely Singapore, Dubai, New York City, London and Seoul, the Data Policies and Standards ... by Kiran A. B., Elonnai Hickok and Vanya Rakesh last modified Jun 11, 2016 01:29 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
UN Special Rapporteur Report on Freedom of Expression and the Private Sector: A Significant Step Forward
On 6 June 2016, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, released a report on ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Jun 08, 2016 05:27 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Stand up for Digital Rights
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) invites you to a discussion on a set of recommendations for Ethical Tech, a report on human rights and private online ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jun 13, 2016 03:30 PM — Filed under: , ,
Under Modi government, foreign funding of NGOs has come down
Information obtained under RTI from the Home Ministry suggests NGOs have had to take a serious hit in the last 2 years. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 14, 2016 04:37 PM — Filed under:
Jurisdiction: The Taboo Topic at ICANN
The "IANA Transition" that is currently underway is a sham since it doesn't address the most important question: that of jurisdiction. This article explores ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jun 29, 2016 07:51 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Submission by the Centre for Internet and Society on Revisions to ICANN Expected Standards of Behavior
Prepared by Vidushi Marda, with inputs from Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan and Sunil Abraham. by Vidushi Marda last modified Jun 30, 2016 06:07 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation on Free Data
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) held a consultation on Free Data, for which CIS sent in the following comments. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 01, 2016 04:04 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Indian experts doubt government ban on porn sites will be effective
The Indian government directed service providers to block 240 websites but doubts have surfaced over the legality of such an order. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 01, 2016 03:00 PM — Filed under: ,
Behind the scenes of Escort Economy 2.0
With the government banning over 200 escort sites last week, Sunday Times speaks to the owner of an agency to find out how tech is driving the world's oldest ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 01, 2016 03:43 PM — Filed under:
ISPs start blocking escort websites following govt order
DoT on Monday ordered blocking of 240 URLs; blocking of websites takes place under Section 69A of the IT Act, and Information Technology Rules. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:17 AM — Filed under: , ,
Here is the entire list of 'escorts service' websites that the government has banned
Another day and another opaque order asking Indian service providers to block websites that allegedly offer or advertise escort services in India. In total, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:51 AM — Filed under: , ,
Why Geospatial Bill is draconian and how it will hurt startups
Last week, the Indian government rejected Google’s plans to map Indian cities, tourist spots and mountain ranges, using the 360-degree panoramic Google Street ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 02, 2016 04:57 AM — Filed under: , ,
Cyberstalkers, the new bullies in town
The advent of social media and an increase in accessibility has led to increasing concerns with regard to cyber safety. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 04, 2016 02:44 AM — Filed under:
Big Data Governance Frameworks for 'Data Revolution for Sustainable Development'
A key component of the process to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals is the call for a global 'data revolution' to better understand, monitor, and ... by Meera Manoj last modified Jul 05, 2016 01:13 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
FB & Google have already monopolised Indian cyberspace
In an interview with Catch, Sunil Abraham, executive director of Center for Internet & Society, puts the recent US-India cyber relationship framework into ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 08, 2016 03:59 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Flashpoint #TrollControl: Maneka versus NCW
Amidst the debate over controlling online trolls - the proposal by Union Women and Child Development Minister to curb violence against women on the internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 09, 2016 02:11 AM — Filed under: ,
India No Haven For Net Freedom But It Did Not Oppose UN Move on Internet Rights
India hasn’t had the best record when it comes to Internet rights. The country regularly carries out Internet shutdowns under flimsy pretexts, is still ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 09, 2016 02:25 AM — Filed under: ,
India may not be guilty of opposing UN move to save internet rights
India is a democratic country, but the standards for freedom of expression promised to us—online and offline—are highly questionable, especially with online ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 09, 2016 02:58 AM — Filed under: ,
Trans Pacific Partnership and Digital 2 Dozen: Implications for Data Protection and Digital Privacy
In this essay, Shubhangi Heda explores the concerns related to data protection and digital privacy under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement signed ... by Shubhangi Heda last modified Jul 12, 2016 07:56 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Place for a safety net
Vinupriya took her life last week, humiliated by the morphed images of her naked body posted on a social media site. Experts warn that the spike in Internet ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 13, 2016 02:45 AM — Filed under: ,
Tamil Nadu likely to hold Facebook accountable for suicide case
The recent suicide of a 21-year-old woman from Salem district in Tamil Nadu over her morphed pictures being uploaded on Facebook could turn into a flash-point ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 13, 2016 01:44 PM — Filed under: , ,
No, India did NOT oppose the United Nations move to “make internet access a human right”
Last Friday, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed a resolution titled “The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the ... by Pranesh Prakash and Japreet Grewal last modified Jul 13, 2016 04:09 PM — Filed under: ,
The Idea of the Book
Its future lies in a trans-media format that is ever evolving, writes Nishant Shah in an article which was published in the Indian Express on April 8, 2012. by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 10, 2012 09:53 AM — Filed under: ,