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Beyond the Offline-Online Binary-Why Women Need a New Global Social Contract, GenderIT.org

Anita Gurumurthy
December
2016
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Commentaries

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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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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Democratic Accountability in the Digital Age- Issue Paper 1

Anita Gurumurthy, Nandini Chami, Deepti Bharthur
November
2016
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Policy Documents

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.

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Pre-Consultation Paper on Cloud Computing

ITfC
August
2016
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Advocacy Statements

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 awareness of the fact that the digital is transforming all social systems and institutions and a new regulatory framework will be required to take such a wider view of the involved public interest


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The New Four-Letter Word for Feminism, GenderIT.org

Anita Gurumurthy, Nandini Chami
May
2016
Type of resource: 
Commentaries

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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