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Eight Key Privacy Events in India in the Year 2015
As the year draws to a close, we are enumerating some of the key privacy related events in India that transpired in 2015. Much like the last few years, this ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 03, 2016 05:43 AM — Filed under: ,
Unbundling Issues of Privacy, Data Security, Identity Matrics, for Financial Inclusion
This event was organized by Indicus Foundation and MicroSave on December 10, 2015 at the Metropolitan Hotel and Spa, New Delhi. Sunil Abraham was a speaker. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 03, 2016 10:45 AM — Filed under: ,
Human Rights in the Age of Digital Technology: A Conference to Discuss the Evolution of Privacy and Surveillance
The Centre for Internet and Society organised a conference in roundtable format called ‘Human Rights in the Age of Digital Technology: A Conference to discuss ... by Amber Sinha last modified Jan 11, 2016 02:12 AM — Filed under: ,
Reply to RTI Application under RTI Act of 2005 from Vanya Rakesh
Unique Identification Authority of India replied to the RTI application filed by Vanya Rakesh. by Vanya Rakesh last modified Jan 13, 2016 02:40 AM — Filed under: , ,
Anti-Spam Laws in Different Jurisdictions: A Comparative Analysis
This paper is divided into three sections. The first section puts forth a comparative table of the spam laws of five different countries - the United States of ... by Rakshanda Deka last modified Jul 02, 2015 04:21 PM — Filed under: ,
'IRCTC’s Aadhaar play can violate SC order and derail National Security'
Your online railway bookings are going to become a wee bit more difficult if they aren’t already so. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 07, 2015 03:10 PM — Filed under: ,
CIS Cybersecurity Series (Part 24) – Shantanu Ghosh
CIS interviews Shantanu Ghosh, Managing Director, Symantec Product Operations, India, as part of the Cybersecurity Series. by Purba Sarkar last modified Jul 15, 2015 02:58 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
A Dissent Note to the Expert Committee for DNA Profiling
The Centre for Internet and Society has participated in the Expert Committee for DNA Profiling constituted by the Department of Biotechnology in 2012 for the ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Jul 21, 2016 11:01 AM — Filed under: ,
7th Best Practices Meet 2015
Data Security Council of India (DSCI) organized the 7th edition of its Best Practices Meet (BPM) from July 9 - 10, 2015 at Hotel ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru. ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 17, 2015 01:11 PM — Filed under: ,
Big Data and the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules 2011
Experts and regulators across jurisdictions are examining the impact of Big Data practices on traditional data protection standards and principles. This will ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Aug 11, 2015 07:01 AM — Filed under: , ,
Right to Privacy in Peril
It seems to have become quite a fad, especially amongst journalists, to use this headline and claim that the right to privacy which we consider so inherent to ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Aug 13, 2015 03:32 PM — Filed under: ,
Security: Privacy, Transparency and Technology
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) has been involved in privacy and data protection research for the last five years. It has participated as a member of ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 15, 2015 10:53 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
RTI on Officials and Agencies Authorized to Intercept Telephone Messages in India
In an RTI mailed on April 17, 2013, the Centre for Internet and Society sought comprehensive information on the officials and agencies authorized to intercept ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 05:23 AM — Filed under: ,
India's centralised snooping system facing big delays
Central Monitoring System lacks algorithms, database and data. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 06:35 AM — Filed under: ,
India’s Central Monitoring System: Security can’t come at cost of privacy
During a Google hangout session in June this year, Milind Deora, minister of state for communications and information technology, addressed concerns related to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 15, 2013 06:43 AM — Filed under: , ,
The DNA Profiling Bill 2007 and Privacy
In 2007 a bill known as the Draft DNA Profiling Bill was piloted by the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, an autonomous organization funded by the ... by Elonnai Hickok last modified Mar 21, 2012 09:40 AM — Filed under: ,
Understanding Aadhaar and its New Challenges, May 26-27, 2016
A workshop on “Understanding Aadhaar and its New Challenges” is being organised by the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified May 26, 2016 10:29 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
RBI Consultation Paper on P2P Lending: Data Security and Privacy Concerns
On April 28, 2016 the Reserve Bank of India published a consultation paper on P2P Lending and invited comments from the public on the same. The Paper discusses ... by Vipul Kharbanda last modified Jun 01, 2016 11:41 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Comments on the RBI's Consultation Paper on Peer to Peer Lending
The Reserve Bank of India published a Consultation Paper on Peer to Peer Lending on April 28, 2016, and invited comments from the public. CIS submitted the ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jun 01, 2016 08:21 PM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Criminal Defamation and the Supreme Court’s Loss of Reputation
The Supreme Court’s refusal, in Subramanian Swamy v. Union of India, to strike down the anachronistic colonial offence of criminal defamation is wrong. ... by Bhairav Acharya last modified Jun 03, 2016 03:05 AM — Filed under: ,
Workshop on Set-top Boxes
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is organising a one-day workshop in Delhi on Tuesday, July 12 on the evolution and state of the set-top box as an ... by Anubha Sinha last modified Jun 24, 2016 03:13 PM — Filed under: , ,
India No Haven For Net Freedom But It Did Not Oppose UN Move on Internet Rights
India hasn’t had the best record when it comes to Internet rights. The country regularly carries out Internet shutdowns under flimsy pretexts, is still ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 09, 2016 02:25 AM — Filed under: ,
Trans Pacific Partnership and Digital 2 Dozen: Implications for Data Protection and Digital Privacy
In this essay, Shubhangi Heda explores the concerns related to data protection and digital privacy under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement signed ... by Shubhangi Heda last modified Jul 12, 2016 07:56 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Indecent Proposals
If Kapil Sibal’s attempts to police net content fructify, it may even lead to a reversal of some of the forward-looking provisions of the Information ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Feb 14, 2012 06:13 AM — Filed under: ,