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The AI Task Force Report - The first steps towards India’s AI framework
The Task Force on Artificial Intelligence was established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to leverage AI for economic benefits, and provide policy ... by Elonnai Hickok, Shweta Mohandas and Swaraj Paul Barooah last modified Jun 27, 2018 02:32 PM — Filed under: , ,
Tech transformation: how agriculture is being redefined through digital innovation and startups
At a recent YES Bank panel and digital startup competition, it was evident that India’s digital boom was lending the Indian startup ecosystem a distinctly ... by Admin last modified Jul 06, 2018 03:39 PM — Filed under:
CIS contributes to the Research and Advisory Group of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC)
The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) is an initiative of the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and the East West Institute that seeks ... by Arindrajit Basu last modified Jul 05, 2018 04:00 PM — Filed under: , ,
'Hope for such swift crackdowns for everyone'
The prompt arrest has impressed cybercrime experts, but some are sceptical whether this case will serve as a deterrent for trolls or spell hope for citizens at ... by Admin last modified Jul 07, 2018 08:52 AM — Filed under:
CIS anniversary
The Centre for Internet and Society will celebrate five years of its existence with an exhibition showcasing its works and accomplishments. by Prasad Krishna last modified May 06, 2013 07:28 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
IBSA Seminar on Global Internet Governance
The seminar will take place at Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 1-2, 2011. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 13, 2011 09:53 AM — Filed under:
Panel discussion on 'How to Avoid Digital ID Systems That Put People at Risk: Lessons from Afghanistan' at Freedom Online Conference
Amber Sinha participated as a panelist in a panel discussion on How to Avoid Digital ID Systems That Put People at Risk: Lessons from Afghanistan at the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 03, 2021 02:52 PM — Filed under: , ,
Launching CIS’s Flagship Report on Private Crypto-Assets
The Centre for Internet & Society is launching its flagship report on regulating private crypto-assets in India, as part of its newly formed Financial ... by Aman Nair last modified Dec 13, 2021 09:11 AM — Filed under: ,
Transference: Reimagining Data Systems: Beyond the Gender Binary
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) invites you to participate in a day-long convening on the rights of transgender persons, specifically right to ... by Torsha Sarkar last modified Dec 15, 2021 12:58 PM — Filed under: , ,
How Function Of State May Limit Informed Consent: Examining Clause 12 Of The Data Protection Bill
The collective implication of leaving out ‘proportionality’ from Clause 12 is to provide very wide discretionary powers to the state. by Amber Sinha last modified Mar 01, 2022 02:56 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Clause 12 Of The Data Protection Bill And Digital Healthcare: A Case Study
In light of the state’s emerging digital healthcare apparatus, how does Clause 12 alter the consent and purpose limitation model? by Amber Sinha last modified Mar 01, 2022 03:07 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Nothing to Kid About – Children's Data Under the New Data Protection Bill
The pandemic has forced policymakers to adapt their approach to people's changing practices, from looking at contactless ways of payment to the shifting of ... by Shweta Mohandas and Anamika Kundu last modified Mar 10, 2022 01:19 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
Debate: Online content row-1
In a debate moderated by TIMES NOW's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, panelists Chandan Mitra, Editor-in-Chief, 'The Pioneer' & MP, BJP; Sabeer Bhatia, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 07, 2011 11:06 AM — Filed under: ,
Govt wants to scrub the Internet clean
Web advocacy groups, experts say govt’s move to evolve content guidelines amounts to censorship. This article by Surabhi Agarwal & Leslie D’monte was published ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 07, 2011 04:07 AM — Filed under: ,
Facebook, Google tell India they won’t screen for derogatory content
In the world’s largest democracy, the government wants Internet sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google to screen and remove offensive content about ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 07, 2011 05:25 AM — Filed under: ,
Press Coverage of Online Censorship Row
We are maintaining a rolling blog with press references to the row created by the proposal by the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Dec 08, 2011 11:31 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
India entering the Minority Report age?
Indian government efforts to block offensive material from the Internet have prompted a storm of online ridicule along with warnings of the risk to India's ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 10, 2011 06:40 AM — Filed under: ,
Dr. Madan M. Oberoi - Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations (Delhi, April 07)
We are proud to announce that Dr. Madan M. Oberoi will be the speaker at the inaugural #[email protected]_india event at the Delhi office. These events, held on ... by Saikat Datta last modified Apr 04, 2017 12:06 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Aadhaar marks a fundamental shift in citizen-state relations: From ‘We the People’ to ‘We the Government’
Your fingerprints, iris scans, details of where you shop. Compulsory Aadhaar means all this data is out there. And it’s still not clear who can view or use it. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Apr 04, 2017 04:10 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Bengaluru cops' twitter handle in ethical storm
The city's privacy activists are among the most strident in trying to prevent the Union government from gaining unprecedented access to citizens' personal ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 07, 2017 02:38 AM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy, what? Bengaluru police leaks 46,000 phone numbers on Twitter
Bengaluru police made the biggest goof up of all time by releasing private information of people who called 100 to complain since April 2015 and was seemingly ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 07, 2017 02:57 AM — Filed under: ,
It’s the technology, stupid
Eleven reasons why the Aadhaar is not just non-smart but also insecure. by Sunil Abraham last modified Apr 07, 2017 12:53 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Perumal Murugan and the Law on Obscenity
by Japreet Grewal last modified Aug 09, 2016 01:01 PM — Filed under: , , ,
In Parts of India, Internet Shutdowns Are a Fact of Life
Fears of a censored internet are rising, as the government cites fake news and unlawful content in blocking internet access. by Megha Bahree last modified May 27, 2019 03:43 PM — Filed under:
Data Empowerment And Protection Architecture (DEPA) Workshop
On 18 May 2019 Pranav Manjesh Bidare attended a workshop on the Data Empowerment And Protection Architecture (DEPA) organised by the iSPIRT Foundation. by Admin last modified May 28, 2019 02:15 AM — Filed under:
Consilience 2019
The Law and Technology Society at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore organised Consilience on May 25, 2019. by Admin last modified Jun 05, 2019 07:25 AM — Filed under: ,
Picking ‘Wholes’ - Thinking in Systems Workshop
A System's Thinking masterclass was conducted by Dinesh Korjan on 27th and 28th May in the CIS Delhi office. by Saumyaa Naidu last modified Jun 05, 2019 02:35 PM — Filed under: , ,
May 2019 Newsletter
The Centre for Internet & Society Newsletter for the month of May 2019 by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 26, 2019 01:40 AM — Filed under: ,
Online gag:Existing rules give little freedom
Even as the controversy over Kapil Sibal's attempt to get internet giants such as Google and Facebook to prescreen user-generated content to weed out ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 12, 2011 05:42 AM — Filed under: ,
GoldenEye ransomware attack hit operations at Pipavav Port, JNPT
Shipping ministry says the GoldenEye ransomware attack at JNPT and Pipavav port may result in bunching of inbound and outbound cargo. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 06, 2017 10:53 PM — Filed under: