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Does Size Matter? A Tale of Performing Welfare, Producing Bodies and Faking Identity
Malavika Jayaram gave a talk. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 04, 2014 09:45 AM — Filed under: ,
FOEX Live: June 1-7, 2014
A weekly selection of news on online freedom of expression and digital technology from across India (and some parts of the world). by Geetha Hariharan last modified Jun 07, 2014 01:33 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Right to be forgotten poses a legal dilemma in India
The “right to be forgotten” judgment has raised a controversy, while some argue that it upholds an individual’s privacy, others say it leaves a lot of room for ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 09, 2014 10:02 AM — Filed under: , ,
India's 'Big Brother': The Central Monitoring System (CMS)
In this post, Maria Xynou looks at India´s Central Monitoring System (CMS) project and examines whether it can target individuals´ communications data, ... by Maria Xynou last modified Dec 06, 2013 09:39 AM — Filed under: ,
Comparison of General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Directive
Recently, the General Data Protection Regulation (REGULATION (EU) 2016/679) was passed. It shall replace the present Data Protection Directive (DPD 95/46/EC), ... by Aditi Chaturvedi and Edited by Leilah Elmokadem last modified Feb 07, 2017 02:08 PM — Filed under: , ,
Securing Digital Payments: Imperatives for a Growing Ecosystem
A round-table conference was organised by ORF and Koan Advisory on “Securing Digital Payments: Imperatives for a Growing Ecosystem”, at “The Claridges”, APJ ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 09, 2017 01:40 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Ranking Digital Rights in India
This report is a study of five Indian telecommunication companies (Tata Communications Ltd., Reliance Communications Limited, Aircel Limited, Vodafone India ... by Divij Joshi and Aditya Chawla last modified Feb 12, 2017 07:22 AM — Filed under: ,
Indian public concerned about fingerprint payment scheme
The Guardian is reporting that a prominent think tank has found that the prospect of using fingerprint authentication for everyday payments is raising privacy ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 12, 2017 03:10 PM — Filed under: ,
India's Aadhaar with biometric details of its billion citizens is making experts uncomfortable
"Indians in general have yet to understand the meaning and essence of privacy," says Member of Parliament, Tathagata Satpathy. by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 14, 2017 02:57 PM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy Gaps in India's Digital India Project
This paper seeks to assess the privacy protections under 15 e-governance schemes: Soil Health Card, Crime and Criminal Tracking Network & Systems (CCTNS), ... by Anisha Gupta and Edited by Amber Sinha last modified Feb 21, 2017 01:55 AM — Filed under: ,
Report on the 5th Privacy Round Table meeting
This report entails an overview of the discussions and recommendations of the fifth Privacy Round Table in Calcutta, on 13th July 2013. by Maria Xynou last modified Jul 26, 2013 08:24 AM — Filed under: ,
Your life's an open Facebook
The jury's out on Facebook's newly introduced Graph Search. While some argue that it's a stalker's dream come true, others say it's a great tool for social ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 26, 2013 04:53 AM — Filed under: ,
Your telco could help spy on you
Telecom minister gives approval to changes in rules for mobile licences to enable such mass surveillance. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 30, 2013 06:13 AM — Filed under: , , ,
The Audacious ‘Right to Be Forgotten’
There has long been speculation over the permanency of our online presence. Posting about excessively-personal details, commenting in a way which is later ... by Kovey Coles last modified Jul 31, 2013 10:08 AM — Filed under: ,
India's National Cyber Security Policy in Review
Earlier this month, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology released India’s first National Cyber Security Policy. Years in the making, the ... by Jonathan Diamond last modified Jul 31, 2013 10:40 AM — Filed under: , ,
'Ethical Hacker' Saket Modi Calls for Stronger Cyber Security Discussions
Twenty-two year old Saket Modi is the CEO and co-founder of Lucideus, a leading cyber security company in India which claims to have worked with 4 out of 5 top ... by Kovey Coles last modified Aug 05, 2013 01:11 PM — Filed under: , ,
Token disclosures?
Snowden’s Xkeyscore expose makes a mockery of Twitter’s transparency revelations. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 07, 2013 09:30 AM — Filed under: ,
Facebook: Limiting access to social media can restrict freedom of speech
In its counter-affidavit to the PIL in the Delhi high court, Facebook has argued that limiting access to social media can limit an individual's freedom of ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 08, 2013 04:07 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Will Aadhaar Act Address India’s Dire Need For a Privacy Law?
by Nehaa Chaudhari last modified Apr 05, 2016 04:01 PM — Filed under: , ,
Sexual Harassment at ICANN
Padmini Baruah represented the Centre for Internet & Society at ICANN in the month of March 2016. In a submission to ICANN she is calling upon the ICANN board ... by Padmini Baruah last modified Apr 06, 2016 02:40 PM — Filed under: , , ,
RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016
RightsCon is the world’s leading event convened around the issues of the internet and human rights. The annual conference convenes business leaders, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 06, 2016 03:10 PM — Filed under: ,
India's biometric database crosses billion-member mark
India's biometric database notched up one billion members on Monday, as the government sought to allay concerns about privacy breaches in the world's biggest ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 07, 2016 02:54 AM — Filed under: , ,
FAQ on the Aadhaar Project and the Bill
This FAQ attempts to address the key questions regarding the Aadhaar/UIDAI project and the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, ... by Elonnai Hickok, Vanya Rakesh, and Vipul Kharbanda last modified Apr 13, 2016 02:06 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
'Attempts to censor the web ill-advised'
Amid concerted government attempts to censor the internet and the recent blocking of file-sharing websites due to a court order based on a petition by ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 17, 2012 07:11 AM — Filed under: ,
India's struggle for online freedom
"65 years since your independence," a new battle for freedom is under way in India — according to a YouTube video uploaded by an Indian member of Anonymous, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 18, 2012 06:39 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Response to the Pegasus Questionnaire issued by the SC Technical Committee
On March 25, 2022, the Supreme Court appointed Technical Committee constituted to examine the allegations of alleged unauthorised surveillance using the ... by Anamika Kundu, Digvijay, Arindrajit Basu, Shweta Mohandas and Pallavi Bedi last modified Apr 13, 2022 02:45 PM — Filed under: , , ,
The Phishing Society: Why 'Facebook' is more Dangerous than the Government Spying on You - A Talk by Maria Xynou
Next Wednesday, you are all invited to listen to Maria Xynou's crazy - or not-so-crazy theory of the "Phishing Society", in which surveillance, control and ... by Maria Xynou last modified Sep 27, 2013 09:16 AM — Filed under: , ,
Crypto Night
Challenging government snooping at an all-night cryptography party. by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 06, 2013 06:04 AM — Filed under: ,
Data Usage by Political Parties
Sunil Abraham spoke to ANI regarding collection of data and its use by political parties for electoral gains. by Admin last modified May 03, 2018 03:14 AM — Filed under: ,
Artificial Intelligence for Growth: Leveraging AI and Robotics for India's Economic Transformation
Amber Sinha took part in the second international conference organized by ASSOCHAM at Hotel Shangri-La in New Delhi on April 27, 2018. by Admin last modified May 05, 2018 09:08 AM — Filed under: , ,