Big Data analysis

2017

Parminder Jeet Singh was invited by the Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay to deliver a talk on 'Digital Data - The New Raw Material in the Globalising Economy' as part of the Development Discourse Series. The talk conducts a political economy unpacking of data collection, use, and regulation; and also delves into the concept and…

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 crucial for policy building, being held by these…

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 the help of Storify and can be read here: https://…

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 interactions are collected and processed. The blog notes…

2017

The annual conference of the Majlis Legal Centre - Negotiating Spaces - chose to analyse the various facets, impacts and internal contradictions of on-line spaces, through a gender lens. Anita made a presentation on ‘What's happening today to women's rights and citizenship?’, focusing on the network- data complex and its…

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.

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
to reclaim the Internet so that it can truly…

2016

This paper examines and discuss these shifts in our contemporary democratic fabric by focusing on emerging technological practices in government. It explores key concerns, and articulates the gaps in current legal-policy measures necessary to promote participatory democracy in the digital age.

2016

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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2016

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.