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Open Letter: Just Net Coalition asks Sir Tim Berners-Lee to veto EME recommendation

Swati Mehta
April
2017
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Advocacy Statements

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 security and privacy, and restricts their access to information. EME's allow publishers to use Digital Rights Management/Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), a dangerous code installed on users' device without their consent. This in turn gives publishers control over what end-users do with their content.

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'The potential for open development for Canada and abroad' - A public panel organised by IDRC

Anita Gurumurthy
2010
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Ottawa (Canada)
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Presentations

Anita Gurumurthy (IT for Change) represented IT for Change at the IDRC Public Panel on ‘The potential for open development for Canada and abroad’ held in Ottawa (Canada) on 5 May 2010. The panel discussion addressed issues such as unequal access to technology, threats to privacy, and intellectual property rights, examining the possibilities of ‘openness’ that new technologies bring in for development and proposing ways to manage the potential risks while harnessing the opportunities for collective social benefit.

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Big brother getting bigger? The privacy issues surrounding Aadhaar are worrying

Anita Gurumurthy
April
2017
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Media Articles

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.

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Comments from IT for Change, India to Article 19's Public Consultation on Principles of Privacy and Freedom of Expression

2016
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Advocacy Statements

Article 19 called for a public consultation on Principles on Privacy and Freedom of Expression. IT for Change submitted comments to the Draft Principles. Our inputs emphasized: the need to re-formulate the concept of personal data in times of Big Data analysis, algorithms an

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Negotiating the On-line: Annual Conference of the Majlis Legal Centre

ITfC
March
2017
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Presentations

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 Gurumurthy and Nandini Chami represented IT for Change at the conference.

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