Development and Democracy: Advocacy

2017

IT for Change supported the Asia Pacific Regional CSO Engagement Mechanism (APRCEM) in developing their critique of the Draft Ministerial Declaration of the High Level Political Forum (2017), on follow up and review of progress towards Agenda 2030. The theme of this years' review of the 2030… Read more

2017

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a free trade agreement whose negotiating partners include the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and India, New Zealand, Australia, China, Japan and South Korea.The RCEP negotiations have been clandestine,… Read more

2017

In the article Digital Trade Games, Parminder Jeet Singh discusses the implications of e-commerce issues in the 19th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations taking place in India.The article points out that it is inappropriate for trade talks to discuss "data" and… Read more

2017
The OWINFS Statement of Political Unity

STOP CORPORATE GLOBALIZATION:
ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE!
 
A Statement of Unity from
the OUR WORLD IS NOT FOR SALE Network:

INTRODUCTION: OUR CHALLENGE

“Our World Is Not for Sale” is a worldwide… Read more

2017

In the article 'Trading Away our Digital Rights', Parminder Jeet Singh notes  with concern the usurpation of digital issues by the ever increasing ambit of global trade treaties. The fundamental shift in the way corporations function has resulted in troves of user data, which is inter alia… Read more

2017

The Supreme Court of India is in the midst of a heated debate for the need of a constitutionally recognized, explicit right to privacy. In the article 'Privacy in the Digital Age', Parminder Jeet Singh argues for the horizontal application of the right to privacy against state and non-state… Read more

2017

In the article,'Privacy protection: India seems to be going the NSA-PRISM way, when it comes to surveillance' the authors comment upon the fragile nature of a data protection in India that is dependent one sided user contracts entered into between corporations and citizens, coupled with the… Read more

2017

'Digital Democracy in India' is our ongoing attempt to examine the emergence of a new governance paradigm in the country, characterized by the rise of ‘governance by networks’ and ‘rule by data’, from the standpoint of inclusive citizenship. We are primarily concerned with tracing critical… Read more

2017

We have been actively engaging with the debate on privacy and data protection in India, that has gained traction in the context of the unique citizen ID/ Aadhaar project of the government. Through our media articles, we have emphasised the public value of privacy, bringing in an agency… Read more

2017

IT for Change submitted comments on the draft general comment on state obligations under the ICESCR in the context of business activities. The submission asserted the need for an immediate and appropriate regulatory response to platform-companies, who have increasingly become… Read more

2017

This article examines the new concerns for privacy emerging in the age of data-based governance, using the UID/Aadhaar scheme in India as a case in point.

2017

This is an article about the Aadhaar Act and how it posesess a risk to citizens' right to privacy in India

2016

Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change participated in the First annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) organised at UNHQ, New York between 6-7 June 2016. In her statement from the floor, she emphasised… Read more

2014

In June 2014, the High Power Committee examining amendments to the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act 1993 invited IT for Change to provide inputs on the strategic use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), for strengthening Panchayat Raj Institutions. IT for Change,… Read more

2014

Dear friends,

 

It is an honour to be here and to speak on this panel.

I would like to talk about geographies of the network society that are excluded – geographies typically characterised as 'bottom of the pyramid' by non-inhabitants – geographies that are home to those who… Read more