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Announcement of a Three-Region Research Alliance on the Appropriate Use of Digital Identity
Omidyar Network has recently announced its decision to invest in establishment of a three-region research alliance — to be co-led by the Institute for ... by Amber Sinha last modified May 13, 2019 09:06 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Internet Researchers' Conference 2017 (IRC17)
With great pleasure we announce the second edition of the Internet Researchers' Conference (IRC), an annual conference series initiated by the Researchers at ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jul 02, 2018 06:29 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Survey on Data Protection Regime
We request you to take part in this survey aimed at understanding how various organisations view the changes in the Data Protection Regime in the European ... by Aditi Chaturvedi and Elonnai Hickok last modified Feb 10, 2017 10:47 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Digital AlterNatives with a Cause?
Hivos and the Centre for Internet and Society have consolidated their three year knowledge inquiry into the field of youth, technology and change in a four ... by Nishant Shah last modified Apr 10, 2015 09:22 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Locating Constructs of Privacy within Classical Hindu Law
This white paper seeks to locate privacy in Classical Hindu Law, and by doing so, displace the notion that privacy is an inherently ‘Western’ concept that is ... by Ashna Ashesh and Bhairav Acharya last modified Jan 01, 2015 01:56 PM — Filed under: , , ,
National IPR Policy Series : CIS Comments to the First Draft of the National IP Policy
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India invited comments on the First Draft of India's National IPR Policy. The Centre for ... by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Feb 09, 2015 12:59 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Preliminary Submission on "Internet Governance Issues" to the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India
On January 30, 2015, Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) held a consultation on Internet governance. A committee was set up to draft ... by Geetha Hariharan last modified Feb 12, 2015 02:52 PM — Filed under: ,
Open Letter to Prime Minister Modi
After the government introduced the "Make in India" and "Digital India" programmes, the air is thick with the promise of reduced imports, new jobs, and goods ... by Rohini Lakshané last modified Feb 14, 2016 04:39 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Call for Essays: Studying Internet in India
As Internet makes itself comfortable amidst everyday lives in India, it becomes everywhere and everyware, it comes in 40 MBPS Unlimited and in chhota recharges ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Aug 28, 2015 07:09 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
The Technology behind Big Data
The authors undertakes a high-level literature review of the most commonly used technological tools and processes in the big data life cycle. The big data life ... by Geethanjali Jujjavarapu and Udbhav Tiwari last modified Dec 04, 2016 09:53 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
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: , , ,
Open Data and Land Ownership
In this chapter of the recently published volume on State of Open Data, Tim Davies and Sumandro Chattapadhyay discuss how the lessons from the land ownership ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified May 22, 2019 11:32 AM — Filed under: , ,
Vote for the Everyday Digital Native Video Contest!
The Centre for Internet & Society and Hivos are super excited to present the final videos in the Everyday Digital Native Video Contest. We invite readers to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 08, 2015 12:32 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Habeas Data in India
Habeas Data is a latin word which can be loosely translated to mean “have the data”. The right has been primarily conceptualized, designed, ratified, and ... by Vipul Kharbanda and edited by Elonnai Hickok last modified Dec 10, 2016 04:01 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: , , , , ,
Exploring Big Data for Development: An Electricity Sector Case Study from India
This working paper by Ritam Sengupta, Dr. Richard Heeks, Sumandro Chattapadhyay, and Dr. Christopher Foster draws from the field study undertaken by Ritam ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 16, 2019 04:33 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
The Digital Classroom: Social Justice and Pedagogy
What happens when we look at the classroom as a space of social justice? What are the ways in which students can be engaged in learning beyond rote ... by Nishant Shah last modified May 08, 2015 12:36 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Platforms, Power, and Politics: Perspectives from Domestic and Care Work in India
CIS has been undertaking a two-year project studying the entry of digital platforms in the domestic and care work in India, supported by the Association for ... by Aayush Rathi, and Ambika Tandon last modified Jul 07, 2021 03:19 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Web Accessibility Policy Making: An International Perspective
G3ict and CIS are pleased to announce the publication of a new, improved edition of the Web Accessibility Policy Making: An International Perspective. The ... by Nirmita Narasimhan last modified Sep 25, 2012 05:33 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: , , ,
FinFisher in India and the Myth of Harmless Metadata
In this article, Maria Xynou argues that metadata is anything but harmless, especially since FinFisher — one of the world's most controversial types of spyware ... by Maria Xynou last modified Aug 13, 2013 11:30 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: , ,
Comments on the DoT Panel Report via MyGov
On behalf of the Centre for Internet and Society, I must commend the Department of Telecom Panel on its report. Overall, it displays a far better ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 26, 2015 10:16 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: , ,
An Introduction to Spectrum Sharing
We will look at how current technology – mainly GSM, but also CDMA and touching upon LTE - shares spectrum, how they might share spectrum, the trade-off ... by Beli last modified Mar 20, 2014 09:34 AM — Filed under: , ,
Digital Futures: Internet Freedom and Millennials
Last year was a turbulent year for freedom of speech and online expression in India. Early in 2011 we saw the introduction of an Intermediaries Liability ... by Nishant Shah last modified Feb 15, 2012 04:25 AM — Filed under: