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Privacy International's Trip to Asia
In February 2012, the PI team travelled to India, Bangladesh and Hong Kong to meet with our local partners in the region and speak at four conferences they had ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 25, 2012 09:58 AM — Filed under: ,
Supreme Court Order is a Good Start, but is Seeding Necessary?
This blog post seeks to unpack the ‘seeding’ process in the UIDAI scheme, understand the implications of the Supreme Court order on this process, and identify ... by Elonnai Hickok and Rohan George last modified Sep 07, 2015 01:21 PM — Filed under: ,
CIS Comments and Recommendations to the Human DNA Profiling Bill, June 2015
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS) submitted a clause-by-clause comments on the Human DNA Profiling Bill that was circulated by the Department of ... by Elonnai Hickok, Vipul Kharbanda and Vanya Rakesh last modified Sep 02, 2015 05:09 PM — Filed under: , ,
Data Flow in the Unique Identification Scheme of India
This note analyses the data flow within the UID scheme and aims at highlighting vulnerabilities at each stage. The data flow within the UID Scheme can be best ... by Vidushi Marda last modified Sep 03, 2015 05:02 PM — Filed under: ,
The seedy underbelly of revenge porn
Intimate photos posted by angry exes are becoming part of an expanding online body of dirty work. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 27, 2015 02:25 PM — Filed under: ,
Human DNA Profiling Bill 2012 v/s 2015 Bill
This entry analyses the Human DNA Profiling Bill introduced in 2012 with the provisions of the 2015 Bill by Vanya Rakesh last modified Sep 06, 2015 02:10 PM — Filed under: , ,
The Government’s Increased Focus on Regulating Non-Personal Data: A Look at the Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy
Digvijay Chaudhary and Anamika Kundu wrote an article on the National Data Governance Framework Policy. It was edited by Shweta Mohandas. by Digvijay Chaudhary and Anamika Kundu last modified Jun 30, 2022 01:24 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Deployment of Digital Health Policies and Technologies: During Covid-19
In the last twenty years or so, the Indian government has adopted several digital mechanisms to deliver services to its citizens. by Pallavi Bedi last modified Jul 21, 2022 02:49 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Surveillance Enabling Identity Systems in Africa: Tracing the Fingerprints of Aadhaar
Biometric identity systems are being introduced around the world with a focus on promoting human development and social and economic inclusion, rather than ... by Shruti Trikanad and Vrinda Bhandari last modified Aug 09, 2022 08:17 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Unique Identity Number (UID), National Population Register (NPR), and Governance
The Centre for Internet and Society and the Say No to UID campaign invite you to a workshop to discuss and learn about the present state of the UID and the NPR ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Mar 01, 2013 04:32 AM — Filed under: , ,
Electoral Databases – Privacy and Security Concerns
In this blogpost, Snehashish Ghosh analyzes privacy and security concerns which have surfaced with the digitization, centralization and standardization of the ... by Snehashish Ghosh last modified Jan 16, 2014 11:07 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
A judicial overreach into matters of regulation
A PIL on Aadhaar sheds light on some problematic trends by Gurshabad Grover last modified Aug 28, 2019 01:28 AM — Filed under: , ,
What Centre will tell Supreme Court on Aadhaar and social media account linkage
The top court had held in the Aadhaar case that the government can make the linking of the 12-digit-number mandatory only in the case of availing subsidies and ... by Amrita Madhukalya last modified Sep 02, 2019 04:28 AM — Filed under: ,
Submission to Global Commission on Stability of Cyberspace on the definition of Cyber Stability
"The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace released a public consultation process that sought to solicit comments and obtain feedback on the ... by Arindrajit Basu and Elonnai Hickok last modified Sep 11, 2019 02:52 PM — Filed under: ,
Policy Design Jam
Pallavi Bedi, Akash Sheshadri and Anubha Sinha attended the event organized by Whatsapp and ISPP on 16 September 2019 at Indian School of Public Policy campus, ... by Admin last modified Sep 25, 2019 02:30 PM — Filed under: ,
Will FASTag raise privacy concerns?
FASTag, an electronic device that enables direct, cashless toll payment, has been touted as the Aadhaar for vehicles as it would help the government track ... by Shreya Nandi and Prathma Sharma last modified Oct 18, 2019 03:22 PM — Filed under: ,
BSides Delhi 2019 Security Conference
Karan Saini attended the BSides Delhi security conference on October 11, 2019. The event was organized by Bsides Delhi in New Delhi. by Admin last modified Oct 20, 2019 06:47 AM — Filed under: ,
Through the looking glass: Analysing transparency reports
An analysis of companies' transparency reports for government requests for user data and content removal by Torsha Sarkar, Suhan S and Gurshabad Grover last modified Nov 02, 2019 05:48 AM — Filed under: , ,
Participation in ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 meetings
From October 14 - 18, 2019, Gurshabad Grover, participated in the meetings of ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 27 held in Paris, the committee that develops international ... by Admin last modified Nov 02, 2019 06:31 AM — Filed under: ,
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy Consultation on 'Privacy and Gender'
Ambika Tandon was a speaker at the Consultation on Privacy and Gender organised by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy held at New York ... by Admin last modified Nov 02, 2019 06:39 AM — Filed under: ,
India facial recognition: How effective will it be?
India is trying to build what could be the world's largest facial recognition system. by Admin last modified Nov 15, 2019 12:42 AM — Filed under: ,
Cyber law experts asks why CERT-In removed advisory warning about WhatsApp vulnerability
On the missing web page note, CERT-In had provided a detailed explanation of the vulnerability, which could be exploited by an attacker by making a decoy voice ... by Megha Mandavia last modified Nov 15, 2019 12:48 AM — Filed under: ,
The Future of Privacy in the Age of Big Data
A study tour on privacy and big data was organised by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom from September 3 to 10, 2016 in Berlin and Hamburg. Vanya Rakesh ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 22, 2016 11:24 PM — Filed under: , ,
WhatsApp ruling: Experts seek privacy law
On August 25, Whatsapp updated its policy to share user content with social network; the decision opened new monetisation models for the messaging app. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 27, 2016 02:35 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Eye on Mumbai
The feeds will be beamed to a video wall that stretches 21 feet across at the police’s command and control room. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 02, 2016 10:22 AM — Filed under: ,
An 'app'ening world
A ‘forward’ has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp about the privacy concerns relating to that instant messaging app; it’s asking for permission to share user ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 05, 2016 12:24 AM — Filed under: , ,
New regulations in place; Aadhaar Card records to be preserved for 7 yrs by Centre
UIDAI chief executive office ABP Pandey said that the concerns regarding Aadhar card-related benefits were "exaggerated" and that the agency will keep the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 17, 2016 02:46 PM — Filed under: , ,
MLATs and the proposed Amendments to the US Electronic Communications Privacy Act
In continuance of our blog post on mutual legal assistance treaties (MLATs), we examine a new approach to international bilateral cooperation being suggested ... by Vipul Kharbanda and Elonnai Hickok last modified Dec 28, 2016 01:09 AM — Filed under: , ,
How Long Have Banks Known About The Debit Card Fraud?
The recent security breach in an Indian payment switch provider, confirmed earlier this week by the National Payments Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), has ... by tiwari last modified Oct 22, 2016 08:06 AM — Filed under: , ,
Workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data' (Delhi, November 12)
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Sarai programme, CSDS, invite you to a workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data: What Changes? What should ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Nov 12, 2016 10:14 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , ,