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Indian Newspapers' Digital Transition
This report examines the digital transition underway at three leading newspapers in India, the Dainik Jagran in Hindi, English-language Hindustan Times, and ... by Zeenab Aneez last modified Dec 09, 2016 07:12 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
FinTech in India: A Study of Privacy and Security Commitments
The unprecedented growth of the fintech space in India has concomitantly come with regulatory challenges around inter alia privacy and security concerns. This ... by Aayush Rathi and Shweta Mohandas last modified May 02, 2019 11:20 AM — Filed under: , , ,
CIS Submission to TRAI Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks
​This submission presents responses by the CIS on the ​Consultation Note on Model for Nation-wide Interoperable and Scalable Public Wi-Fi Networks published by ... by Japreet Grewal, Pranesh Prakash, Sharath Chandra, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Sunil Abraham, and Udbhav Tiwari, with expert comments from Amelia Andersdotter last modified Dec 12, 2016 01:59 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , ,
Comments on the Report of the Committee on Digital Payments (December 2016)
The Committee on Digital Payments constituted by the Ministry of Finance and chaired by Ratan P. Watal, Principal Advisor, NITI Aayog, submitted its report on ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Amber Sinha last modified Jan 12, 2017 12:32 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Flaws in the UIDAI Process
The accuracy of biometric identification depends on the chance of a false positive: the probability that the identifiers of two persons will match. Individuals ... by Hans Varghese Mathews last modified Mar 06, 2016 10:40 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Delhi High Court Orders Blocking of Websites after Sony Complains Infringement of 2014 FIFA World Cup Telecast Rights
Of late the Indian judiciary has been issuing John Doe orders to block websites, most recently in Multi Screen Media v. Sunit Singh and Others. The order ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Jul 08, 2014 07:02 AM — Filed under: , , ,
High Level Comparison and Analysis of the Use and Regulation of DNA Based Technology Bill 2017
This blog post seeks to provide a high level comparison of the 2017 and 2015 DNA Profiling Bill - calling out positive changes, remaining issues, and missing ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Aug 11, 2017 02:16 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Enabling Elections
For making the 2014 General Elections in India participatory and accessible for voters with disabilities the Centre for Law and Policy Research and the Centre ... by Nirmita Narasimhan last modified May 10, 2014 12:12 AM — Filed under: , ,
Crowdsourcing Incidents of Communication Privacy Violation in India
In the context of several ongoing threads of debates and policy discussions, we are initiating this effort to crowdsource incidents of violation of ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Oct 16, 2015 10:49 AM — Filed under: , ,
IFAT and ITF - Locking Down the Impact of Covid-19
This report, by Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers (IFAT) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), New Delhi office, explores the ... by Indian Federation of App-based Transport Workers (IFAT) and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), New Delhi office last modified Sep 18, 2020 09:41 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in India: Opportunities for Advocacy in Intellectual Property
Centre for Internet & Society worked on a three part case study. The first case study on digital protection of traditional knowledge was published by GIS Watch ... by Sunil Abraham and Vidushi Marda last modified Apr 23, 2017 05:22 AM — Filed under: , , ,
CIS's Position on Net Neutrality
As researchers committed to the principle of pluralism we rarely produce institutional positions. This is also because we tend to update our positions based on ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Dec 09, 2015 01:06 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Privacy in Healthcare: Policy Guide
The Health Policy Guide seeks to understand what are the legal regulations governing data flow in the health sector — particularly hospitals, and how are these ... by Tanvi Mani last modified Aug 31, 2014 03:18 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17) - Call for Sessions
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the second Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC17) will take place in Bengaluru on March 03-05, 2017. It will be ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Dec 12, 2016 01:40 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
CISxScholars Delhi - William F. Stafford (Nov 03, 6:30 pm)
We are delighted to have William F. Stafford, PhD candidate in UC Berkeley, present on "Public Measurements, Private Measurements, and the Convergence of ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 13, 2019 12:30 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Internet's Core Resources are a Global Public Good - They Cannot Remain Subject to One Country's Jurisdiction
This statement was issued by 8 India civil society organizations, supported by 2 key global networks, involved with internet governance issues, to the meeting ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Nov 14, 2016 06:39 AM — Filed under: , ,
Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17) - Selection of Sessions
We have a wonderful range of session proposals for the second Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC17) to take place in Bengaluru on March 03-05, 2017. From ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Dec 12, 2016 01:37 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Train the Trainer Program
Wikipedians, about 20 of them, from 10 different cities, speaking 8 different languages, joined together for the first ever four days "Train the Trainer ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Nov 18, 2013 07:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
CIS-A2K Narrative Report (September 2012 – June 2013)
This narrative report captures the work done by the Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K) team in the first ten months of the grant. The report also throws some light ... by Vishnu Vardhan, Nitika Tandon and Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Nov 30, 2013 11:18 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
CIS-A2K: Work Accomplished on Konkani Wikipedia
The Centre for Internet and Society’s Access to Knowledge (CIS-A2K team) is pleased to share with you the key accomplishments about the work it accomplished on ... by Nitika Tandon last modified Dec 31, 2013 11:48 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
University of Mysore Re-releases Kannada Vishwakosha (Encyclopaedia) under Creative Commons Free License
The University of Mysore and the Centre for Internet and Society co-organized the Open Knowledge Day in Mysore on July 15, 2014. On this occasion Mysore ... by U.B.Pavanaja last modified Jul 24, 2014 07:03 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
NIE Steps in to Grow Konkani Wikipedia
The Centre for Internet & Society's Access to Knowledge team (CIS-A2K) signed a memorandum of agreement (MoU) with Nirmala Institute of Education, Goa to ... by T. Vishnu Vardhan last modified Oct 10, 2014 11:26 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Expanding the World of Telugu Wikipedia – CIS-A2K and ALC join hands
Students and faculty of Andhra Loyola College in Vijayawada aim to enhance Telugu Wikipedia through increased contributions to Wikipedia and make it available ... by T Vishnu Vardhan and Rahmanuddin Shaik last modified Sep 30, 2014 05:11 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
International Open Data Charter: First Public Draft
The first public draft of the International Open Data Charter was released at the International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada, May 28-29, 2015. It is ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jun 02, 2015 03:51 PM — Filed under: , ,
Konkani Wikipedia Goes Live After 'Nine Years' of Incubation
Konkani Wikipedia is the second Wikimedia project after Odia Wikisource that has gone live out of incubation. The project stayed in the incubation for nine ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Jun 18, 2016 06:15 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
India's Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty Celebrated; Accessible Books Consortium Launched
On Day 1 of the 28th Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (“SCCR”), the WIPO ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Jul 01, 2014 11:09 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Five Frequently Asked Questions about the Amended ITRs
This piece discusses the five major questions that have been the subject of debate after the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 (WCIT). ... by Chinmayi Arun last modified Jan 30, 2013 05:36 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
The Embodiment of the Right to Privacy within Domestic Legislation
The Right to Privacy is a pivotal construct, essential to the actualization of justice, fairness and equity within any democratic society. It is an instrument ... by Tanvi Mani last modified Sep 08, 2014 02:37 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Clarification on the Information Security Practices of Aadhaar Report
We are issuing a second clarificatory statement on our report titled “Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public ... by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali last modified Nov 05, 2018 12:08 PM — Filed under: , ,
Can Judges Order ISPs to Block Websites for Copyright Infringement? (Part 2)
In a three-part study, Ananth Padmanabhan examines the "John Doe" orders that courts have passed against ISPs, which entertainment companies have used to block ... by Ananth Padmanabhan last modified Mar 06, 2014 04:48 PM — Filed under: , , , ,