Internet Governance: Advocacy

2017

As part of the Just Net Coalition, IT for Change helped develop draft input text on digital TNCs and human rights that will be submitted to the Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights at its third… 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

Human discretion is being replaced by algorithmic decision making, and machines are now determining social outcomes. Prabir Purkayastha, a co-convenor of Just Net Colaition, in the blog titled "Artificial Intelligence and the Threat to Humanity" details how valuable data from our everyday… Read more

2017

Commission for Science and Technology for Development's Working Group on Enhanced Corporation (WGEC) is an important group deliberating on how to develop the required global Internet-related public policies, and the corresponding institutional frameworks. IT for Change is represented as one of… Read more

2017

On June 28, 2017 Anita Gurumurthy joined Nicole Shephard on a tweetchat about the impact of Big Data on gender and women’s rights. This live interaction with Twitter users was organized by GenderIT.org. The tweetchat, threaded around #dataveillancegender, has been compiled by GenderIT.org with… 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

IT for Change submitted comments to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on the Consultation Paper on Net Neutrality. We urge the development of "Core Principles of Net Neutrality" based on human rights, equity and social justice.

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2017

The Just Net Coalition (JNC) has sent an open letter to Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, voicing its objection to World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) official recommendation of Encrypted Media Extensions (EME). The use of EME, developed by W3C, poses a risk to billions of people's… 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

2016

Statement issued by 8 Indian civil society organisations, supported by two key global networks, involved with Internet governance issues, to the meeting of ICANN in Hyderabad, India, from 3 rd to 9 th November, 2016

2016

Anita Gurumurthy, representing IT for Change, was nominated to speak at the Opening Session of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) at Guadalajara, Mexico on 6th December, 2016. In her address, Anita highlighted the growing unfreedoms of a datafied world and the urgent need for… Read more

2016

Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change was a Panelist at the IGF 2016 Main Session, Connecting Human Rights - Emphasising Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for the Internet. In her intervention, she stressed the critical imperative to move beyond the binary of… Read more

2016

IT for Change made a submission to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI) in response to the call for comments on the Consultation Paper on Proliferation of Broadband through Public Wi-Fi Networks. The submission pointed out the need for adopting last mile… Read more

2016

This statement, developed by the Internet Social Forum community calls for a greater engagement by social justice organizations, activists and people's movements in different areas with those working in the area of progressive Intenret and digital policies. Working together is required in order… Read more

2016

IT for Change made a submission to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in response to the call for comments on the Pre-Consultation Paper on Cloud Computing. The response at the outset stresses that any discussions on the digital, like cloud computing, must be made in… Read more