Media articles

In this piece, Prabir Purkayastha outlines the dangers of discrimination against vulnerable and marginalized communities that can arise

What are the implications for e-commerce issues in the 19th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations?

This is an article about the Aadhar Act and how to poses a risk to citizens' right to privacy in India.

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.

The article critically examines US government's withdrawal from direct oversight over ICANN, and argues that the jurisdictional controls over ICANN that the US retains means that ICANN can hardly be said to have become independent of the US state.

The article explores how the idea of substantive equality– a compass for human rights and the key to gender justice – must be interpreted anew as the force of digital technologies complicates the temporal-spatial nature of social relations and institutions.

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This article flags how the ‘problem people had with Free Basics is now sought to be resolved by making Free Basics equally available across all telcos, and not just one network as earlier!’By allowing content providers to subsidise access to their sites, using the logic of Internet exceptionalism, India’s telecom provider is weakening its previous stance on net neutrality.

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The ubiquity and pervasiveness of data based decision making in a neo-liberal society has converted even acts of love and care into a site of capitalist expropriation. How can we recover the power of big data for transformative feminist politics? – this is the question that the article addresses.

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Gurumurthy Kasinathan, Director of IT for Change, expresses concern over the increasing trend of government schools being adopted by CSR initiatives, on the basis of introducing ‘efficient’ practices and improving infrastructure. This, he argues, changes the fundamental nature of government schooling, which ideally should be steered through community guardianship.
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The article discusses how the digital has triggered a transformation where digital companies are taking over traditional sectors and have established a monopoly in those sectors, becoming powerful enough to challenge traditional state controls.

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