Anita Gurumurthy

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 absence of legislative protections.

 

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

This position paper looks at the issue of intermediary filtering in the context of two Supreme Court cases. The first was a petition filed by activist Sabu Matthew George in 2008, asking for a ban on advertisements on search engines related to pre-natal sex determination. The second case was a suo-moto PIL taken up by the…

2017

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

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

Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change was invited to be part of a committee to make recommendations to the Government of Karnataka on the issue of violence against women for a 10 point strategy that the state proposes to adopt. As follow up to the meeting, IT for Change made a submission, focussed mainly on the…

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 Internet has now become an enabler of rights and an essential precondition for full participation in the information society. However, issues of corporate and state surveillance, and the enormous influence that corporate policies have on the way our fundamental rights are exercised, exhorts us to embark on an urgent…

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.