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Open Letter to "Not" Recognize India as Data Secure Nation till Enactment of Privacy Legislation
India shouldn't be granted the status of "data secure nation" by Europe until it enacts a suitable privacy legislation, points out the Centre for Internet and ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jul 12, 2013 11:07 AM — Filed under: , ,
India Subject to NSA Dragnet Surveillance! No Longer a Hypothesis — It is Now Officially Confirmed
As of last week, it is officially confirmed that the metadata of everyone´s communications is under the NSA´s microscope. In fact, the leaked data shows that ... by Maria Xynou last modified Nov 06, 2013 10:20 AM — Filed under: , ,
Fourth Discussion Meeting of the Expert Committee to Discuss the Draft Human DNA Profiling Bill
The fourth expert committee meeting was held on November 10, 2014 at the Department of Biotechnology to discuss the potential privacy concerns of the draft ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 08, 2014 04:07 PM — Filed under: ,
Identifying Aspects of Privacy in Islamic Law
This white paper seeks to identify aspects of privacy in Islamic Law and demonstrate that the notion of privacy was recognized and protected in traditional ... by Vidushi Marda and Bhairav Acharya last modified Jan 01, 2015 02:04 PM — Filed under: ,
Privacy, security and surveillance: tackling international dilemmas and dangers in the digital realm
Pranesh Prakash was a panelist in the session "Beyond the familiar: how do other countries deal with security and surveillance oversight?" The event was ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 15, 2014 12:56 PM — Filed under: ,
India takes its first serious step toward privacy regulation – but it may be misguided
The world’s second-most populous nation may be on the cusp of embracing privacy legislation. After several false starts the Indian government appears ready to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 15, 2013 06:39 AM — Filed under: ,
Cross Border Sharing of Data: Challenges and Solutions
Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) has been following the debates around MLAT process taking place globally and researching potential areas of tension in the ... by Admin last modified Nov 20, 2017 03:20 PM — Filed under: , ,
Breach Notifications: A Step towards Cyber Security for Consumers and Citizens
Through the Digital India project the Indian government is seeking to establish India as a digital nation at the forefront. Increasingly, this means having ... by Amelia Andersdotter last modified Nov 14, 2017 03:38 PM — Filed under: ,
National Privacy Workshop
Centre for Internet & Society is organizing a round-table to discuss the potential impact of numerous policy developments with wide ranging implications for ... by Admin last modified Dec 05, 2017 02:24 PM — Filed under: , ,
UIDAI admits 210 government websites made Aadhaar details public
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has admitted that Aadhaar details were leaked on over 200 central and state government websites. by Admin last modified Nov 21, 2017 04:03 PM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy issues exist even without Aadhaar
There is a critical need for a data privacy regulator to penalize unauthorized disclosure of personal information. by Admin last modified Nov 23, 2017 04:12 PM — Filed under: , ,
Roundtable on Data Integrity and Privacy
Amber Sinha attended a roundtable on data integrity and privacy organized by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) on November 18, 2017 in New Delhi. The ... by Admin last modified Nov 25, 2017 02:17 AM — Filed under: ,
What You Need To Worry About Before Linking Your Mobile Number With Aadhaar
As part of the directive issued by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) dated March 23, 2017, major telecom service providers have issued a deadline of ... by Admin last modified Nov 26, 2017 05:55 AM — Filed under: , ,
India Today Conclave Next 2017: Aadhaar was rushed, says MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar
Talking at the ongoing India Today Conclave Next 2017, MP Rajeev Chandrashekhar said that Aadhaar was rushed and foisted on the country by authorities that ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 26, 2017 06:41 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar verification at airports raises need for stricter data privacy regulations
The absence of legislation is letting companies compile and deploy sensitive personal information without legal oversight. by Admin last modified Nov 27, 2017 01:34 PM — Filed under: , ,
GDPR and India: A Comparative Analysis
At present, companies world over are in the process of assessing the impact that EU General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) will have on their businesses. by Aditi Chaturvedi last modified Nov 28, 2017 03:17 PM — Filed under: , ,
Comments by the Centre for Internet and Society on the Report of the Committee on Medium Term Path on Financial Inclusion
Apart from item-specific suggestions, CIS would like to make one broad comment with regard to the suggestions dealing with linking of Aadhaar numbers with bank ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Mar 01, 2016 01:53 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
New Bill to decide on individual’s right to privacy
A group of experts would identify issues relating to privacy and prepare a report to facilitate authoring the Privacy Bill. Vishwajoy Mukherjee's article was ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 07, 2012 07:19 AM — Filed under: ,
Data for Development: Mapping key considerations for policy and practice in India
On 24 April 2019 Arindrajit Basu delivered a talk at an event titled at Data for Development:Mapping key considerations for policy and practice in India at ... by Admin last modified Apr 25, 2019 03:17 PM — Filed under: ,
The Phantom Public: The Role of Social Media in Democracy
Amber Sinha delivered an open lecture at Ambedkar University, New Delhi on 3 April 2019. by Admin last modified May 01, 2019 05:09 AM — Filed under: ,
(re) conference
From 10 to 12 April 2019, Aayush Rathi participated in a "reconference" a global conference designed to provoke conversations around the new possibilities and ... by Admin last modified May 02, 2019 02:01 AM — Filed under: ,
Curating Genderlog India's Twitter handle
Shweta Mohandas has been nominated to curate Genderlog's Twitter handle (@genderlogindia). by Admin last modified May 14, 2019 02:40 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Workshop on Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age (Delhi, November 14-15)
IT for Change, along with Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) and National ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Dec 15, 2016 09:27 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,
Rankathon on Digital Rights (Delhi, January 08)
Please join us on Sunday, January 08, at the CIS office in Hauz Khas, Delhi, for a rankathon to visualise, and contribute to the findings of the Ranking ... by Amber Sinha last modified Dec 29, 2016 07:10 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Supreme Court issues notice to WhatsApp, Centre on data privacy
Analysts said India lacked data protection laws. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2017 03:06 PM — Filed under: , ,
Lost your phone? Here's how you can make your mobile theft-proof
Losing a phone has become even more costly after the government's push for a cashless society. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 19, 2017 02:40 AM — Filed under: ,
Sunil Abraham on Aadhaar's misuse during demonetisation
Sunil Abraham spoke to Economic Times on the misuse of Aadhaar during demonetisation. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 19, 2017 01:35 AM — Filed under: , , ,
The Design & Technology behind India’s Surveillance Programmes
There has been an exponential growth in the pervasive presence of technology in the daily lives of an average Indian citizen over the past few years. While ... by Udbhav Tiwari last modified Jan 20, 2017 03:56 PM — Filed under: , ,
India WhatsApp Privacy Fight May Affect Multinationals
The Indian Supreme Court’s review of Facebook Inc.'s and WhatsApp Inc.'s data security practices may lack teeth but also presages a desire for a stronger ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 02, 2017 02:28 AM — Filed under: , , ,
CPDP (Computers, Privacy and Data Protection) 2017
Amber Sinha participated as a panelist in a panel on 'EU Adequacy Status for International Data Transfers' in Brussels, Belgium on January 26, 2017. The event ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 03, 2017 02:02 AM — Filed under: ,