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White Paper on RTI and Privacy V1.2
This white paper explores the relationship between privacy and transparency in the context of the right to information in India. Analysing pertinent case law ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Nov 09, 2014 02:53 AM — Filed under: , , ,
IOCOSE's talk at CIS
Please join us at the Centre for Internet and Society in Bangalore on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. for a presentation of the work of the artists group ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Nov 25, 2014 01:02 AM — Filed under: , ,
Introduction: About the Privacy and Surveillance Roundtables
The Privacy and Surveillance Roundtables is a Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) initiative, in partnership with the Cellular Operators Association of India ... by Manoj Kurbet last modified Nov 27, 2014 01:34 PM — Filed under: ,
Security and Surveillance: A public discussion on Optimizing Security while Safeguarding Human Rights
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) invites you to a public discussion on optimizing security and safeguarding human rights at its Bangalore office on ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 19, 2014 08:46 AM — Filed under: , , ,
A Study of the Privacy Policies of Indian Service Providers and the 43A Rules
by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jan 13, 2015 02:37 AM — Filed under: ,
Get an Aadhaar card if you don't have one
The Aadhaar number has been made compulsory for filing tax return. With both the government and private parties insisting on it for various activities despite ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 04, 2017 03:39 PM — Filed under: , ,
Right to be Forgotten: A Tale of Two Judgements
In the last few months, there have been contrasting judgments from two Indian high courts, Karnataka and Gujarat, on matters relating to the right to be ... by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 07, 2017 02:27 AM — Filed under: , ,
India’s National ID Program May Be Turning The Country Into A Surveillance State
For seven years, India’s government has been scanning the irises and fingerprints of its citizens into a massive database. The once voluntary program was ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:49 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Privacy in the Age of Big Data
Personal data is freely accessible, shared and even sold, and those to whom this information belongs have little control over its flow. by Amber Sinha last modified Apr 11, 2017 02:43 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Opposition questions govt move to make Aadhaar must
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh claimed that the Aadhaar system was becoming an instrument of social exclusion rather than one of identity. by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 12, 2017 02:19 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar: A widening net
As India makes Aadhaar compulsory for a range of services, concerns about potential data breaches remain more than six years after the govt started building ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 22, 2017 05:06 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Now, Aadhaar details displayed in Mizoram too
Contrary to the Centre’s assurances, government websites are revealing digital details of the poor, leaving them vulnerable to financial frauds and identity ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 27, 2017 04:59 PM — Filed under: , ,
Internet-driven Developments — Structural Changes and Tipping Points
A symposium on Internet Driven Developments: Structural Changes and Tipping Points was held in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Harvard University from December 6 ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Dec 28, 2012 03:34 PM — Filed under: ,
National Consultation on Media Law
The Law Commission of India and the National University, Delhi have joined hands to organize the National Consultation on Media Law at the India Habitat Centre ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 30, 2014 06:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
Big Data and Positive Social Change in the Developing World: A White Paper for Practitioners and Researchers
I was a part of a working group writing a white paper on big data and social change, over the last six months. This white paper was produced by a group of ... by Nishant Shah last modified Oct 01, 2014 03:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Implications of post-Snowden Internet Localization Proposals
Sunil Abraham was a speaker in this workshop organized by Center for Democracy and Technology on September 2, 2014. by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 05, 2014 08:59 AM — Filed under: ,
Moving Towards a Surveillance State
The cyberspace is a modern construct of communication and today, a large part of human activity takes place in cyberspace. It has become the universal platform ... by Srinivas Atreya last modified Jul 15, 2013 05:57 AM — Filed under: , ,
dna exclusive: Geeks have a solution to digital surveillance in India: Cryptography
While you were thinking of what next to post on Twitter, the government has stealthily put an ambitious surveillance programme in place that tracks your every ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 06:24 AM — Filed under: ,
How the world’s largest democracy is preparing to snoop on its citizens
Monitoring system will allow govt to snoop on voice calls, SMSes, and access Internet data. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 09:41 AM — Filed under: ,
How Surveillance Works in India
When the Indian government announced it would start a Centralized Monitoring System in 2009 to monitor telecommunications in the country, the public seemed ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 15, 2013 10:20 AM — Filed under: , ,
Can India Trust Its Government on Privacy?
In response to criticisms of the Centralized Monitoring System, India’s new surveillance program, the government could contend that merely having the ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Jul 15, 2013 10:35 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Chinese hackers baiting Indian govt, corporate employees: report
Hackers using fake subject headings to get users to open virus-laden email attachments. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 05, 2013 10:31 AM — Filed under: ,
The National Privacy Roundtable Meetings
The Centre for Internet & Society ("CIS"), the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ("FICCI"), the Data Security Council of India ("DSCI") ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Mar 21, 2014 10:03 AM — Filed under: , ,
Public Law and Jurisprudential Issues of Privacy: A Talk at CIS
On Friday, September 27, 2013, Abhayraj Naik will give a talk on public law and jurisprudential issues related to privacy. CIS will host the talk at its office ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 30, 2013 12:39 PM — Filed under: , ,
Three Years Later, IPaidABribe.com Pays Off
After reporting a bribe on IPaidABribe.com, one Bangalore student has had the satisfaction of seeing action taken against a corrupt public official. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 25, 2013 06:05 AM — Filed under: ,
CIS and International Coalition Calls upon Governments to Protect Privacy
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) along with the International Coalition has called upon governments across the globe to protect privacy. by Elonnai Hickok last modified Sep 25, 2013 07:21 AM — Filed under: ,
India:Privacy in Peril
The danger of mass surveillance in India is for real. The absence of a regulating law is damning for Indians who want to protect their privacy against the ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Sep 25, 2013 09:56 AM — Filed under: ,
The Central Monitoring System: Some Questions to be Raised in Parliament
The following are some model questions to be raised in the Parliament regarding the lack of transparency in the central monitoring system. by Bhairav Acharya last modified Sep 25, 2013 10:30 AM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy Round Table, New Delhi (October 2013)
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and DSCI cordially invite you to a "Privacy Round ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 28, 2013 02:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
An Analysis of the Cases Filed under Section 46 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 for Adjudication in the State of Maharashtra
This is a brief review of some of the cases related to privacy filed under section 46 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 ("the Act") seeking adjudication ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Oct 01, 2013 03:29 PM — Filed under: , ,