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Quantified identities as a global phenomenon: analyzing the impact of biometric systems in our societies
A session by Amber Sinha and Leandro Ucciferri of ADC, Argentina at the Internet Freedom Festival to be held in Valencia, Spain in March has been selected. ... by Admin last modified Mar 01, 2018 12:56 AM — Filed under: ,
Roundtable on A.I. and Governance in India
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Bangalore is organizing a roundtable on ‘A.I. and Governance in India' at India Islamic Cultural Centre in New ... by Pranav M B last modified Apr 20, 2018 07:41 AM — Filed under: ,
Aadhaar unique IDs in India: a qualified success?
Anshuman Jaswal form Kapronasia shares insights into the security and privacy concerns related to Aadhaar, which are often overlooked by Admin last modified Mar 17, 2018 12:49 PM — Filed under: , ,
New Lock For EU’s Digital Mines
Indian companies dealing with European data wait ­anxiously as the EU pushes in new security rules by Admin last modified Mar 17, 2018 01:10 PM — Filed under: ,
Facebook breach: Privacy advocates in India seek stronger data laws
Privacy advocates in India underlined the urgent need for stronger data privacy laws in India with the debate coming under focus after reports alleged that ... by Admin last modified Mar 20, 2018 11:37 PM — Filed under: ,
Siri, did you hear me? Adapting Privacy to New Technologies, Automated Decision-making, and Cloud Computing
Amber Sinha participated as a panelist in the discussion on adapting privacy to new technologies organised by the USIBC on March 6, 2018 in New Delhi. by Admin last modified Mar 25, 2018 03:21 AM — Filed under: ,
Aadhaar safety
We get experts to give their take on a current issue each week and lend their perspective to a much-discussed topic. by Admin last modified Mar 26, 2018 05:09 PM — Filed under: , ,
Security experts say need to secure Aadhaar ecosystem, warn about third party leaks
The public reckoning of data leaks in India’s national ID database, Aadhaar is still on hold while reports of data leakage through third-parties keep coming. by Admin last modified Mar 26, 2018 10:37 PM — Filed under: , ,
UIDAI servers or third parties, Aadhaar leaks are dangerous: Experts
Even though the UIDAI has denied these reports, its arguments rest on shaky grounds, according to experts. by Admin last modified Mar 27, 2018 02:16 AM — Filed under: , ,
Narendra Modi’s personal app sparks India data privacy row
PM’s NaMo app sends user data to third party in US, says researcher. by Admin last modified Mar 28, 2018 04:17 PM — Filed under: ,
Your mobile apps have the permission to spy on you
The top applications on the Android Play store in India seek permission like access to your camera, microphone, modify contacts and download files without ... by Admin last modified Apr 03, 2018 03:48 PM — Filed under: ,
It Took Just 355 Indians to Mine the Data of 5.6 Lakh Facebook Users. Here's How
Data privacy in India is still a nascent subject. Experts say cheap data has led to unprecedented Facebook penetration. Often, it is seen that those who open ... by Admin last modified Apr 07, 2018 03:33 PM — Filed under: , ,
Does the Safe-Harbor Program Adequately Address Third Parties Online?
While many citizens outside of the US and EU benefit from the data privacy provisions the Safe Harbor Program, it remains unclear how successfully the program ... by Rebecca Schild last modified Aug 02, 2011 07:19 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
No UID Campaign in New Delhi - A Report
The Unique Identification (UID) Bill is not pro-citizen. The scheme is deeply undemocratic, expensive and fraught with unforseen consequences. A public meeting ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jun 20, 2012 03:51 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy Concerns in Whole Body Imaging: A Few Questions
Security versus Privacy...it is a question that the world is facing today when it comes to using the Whole Body Imaging technology to screen a traveller ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:09 AM — Filed under:
Privacy and Security Can Co-exist
The blanket surveillance the Centre seeks is not going to make India more secure, writes Sunil Abraham in this article published in Mail Today on June 21, 2011. by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:05 AM — Filed under: ,
American Bar Association Online Privacy Conference: A Report
On 10 November 2010, I attended an American Bar Association online conference on 'Regulating Privacy Across Borders in the Digital Age: An Emerging Global ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:08 AM — Filed under:
Consumer Privacy - How to Enforce an Effective Protective Regime?
In a typical sense, when people think of themselves as consumers, they just think about what they purchase, how they purchase and how they use their purchase. ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:06 AM — Filed under:
Public Statement to Final Draft of UID Bill
The final draft of the UID Bill that will be submitted to the Lok Sabha was made public on 8 November 2010. If the Bill is approved by Parliament, it will ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:48 AM — Filed under: ,
UID Meeting in Bangalore – A Report
On 23 November 2010 a public meeting was held for the UID in Bangalore. The speakers included B.K Chandrashekar, former Chairman of the Karnataka Legislature ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 04, 2011 08:14 AM — Filed under:
UID & Privacy - A Call for Papers
Privacy India is inviting individuals to author short papers focused on Unique Identity (UID) and Privacy. Selected candidates will have their papers published ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:03 AM — Filed under: ,
The Privacy Rights of Whistleblowers
The recent disclosures from Wikileaks have shown that the right to information, whistle-blowing, and privacy are interconnected. This note looks at the ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 22, 2012 05:47 AM — Filed under: ,
An Open Letter to the Finance Committee: SCOSTA Standards
The UID Bill has been placed to the Finance Committee for review and approval. Through a series of open letters to the Finance Committee, civil society is ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Dec 20, 2013 03:58 AM — Filed under:
Privacy Matters — Conference Report
A one-day conference on Privacy Matters was held on Sunday, 23 January 2011 at the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) Law School in Kolkata. This ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 27, 2011 10:22 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy By Design — Conference Report
How do we imagine privacy? How is privacy being built into technological systems? On April 16th,The Center for Internet and Society hosted Privacy by Design, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 22, 2011 12:03 PM — Filed under: ,
Bloggers' Rights Subordinated to Rights of Expression: Cyber Law Expert
Vijayashankar, an eminent cyber law expert answers Elonnai Hickok’s questions on bloggers' rights, freedom of expression and privacy in this e-mail interview ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:35 AM — Filed under: ,
A Street View of Private and the Public
Prashant Iyengar on how in the eyes of the law, the internet giant is like the homeless in India. This article was published by Tehelka on June 4, 2011. by Prashant Iyengar last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:34 AM — Filed under: ,
Privacy Matters, Guwahati — Event Report
On June 23, a public seminar on “Privacy Matters” was held at the Don Bosco Institute in Karhulli, Guwahati. It was organised by IDRC, Society in Action Group, ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 26, 2011 10:31 AM — Filed under: ,
An Overview of DNA Labs in India
DNA fingerprinting has become the most precise and technologically advanced method for identifying crimes such as murder, kidnapping, robbery and rape. Police ... by Shilpa Narani last modified Feb 02, 2016 01:11 PM — Filed under: ,
My Experiment with Scam Baiting
Today, as I am sure many of you have experienced, Internet scams are widespread and very deceptive. As part of my research into privacy and the Internet, I ... by Sahana Sarkar last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — Filed under: ,