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. In the talk, Parminder unpacks data collection, use, and regulation from a political economy perspective; and also delves into the…
Development and Democracy
As the Supreme Court finds itself in the midst of a heated debate on privacy, Parminder Jeet Singh muses on the implications for a citizen oriented right to privacy in the digital age in The Hindu.
In this piece for The Hindu, Parminder Jeet Singh calls attention to the usurpation of digital issues by the ever increasing ambit of global trade treaties, and discusses possible policy directions for India.
STOP CORPORATE GLOBALIZATION:
ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE!
A Statement of Unity from
the OUR WORLD IS NOT FOR SALE Network:
INTRODUCTION: OUR CHALLENGE
“Our World Is Not for Sale” is a worldwide network of organizations; activists and social…
IT for Change seeks to collaborate with researchers and scholars from seven sites in the global South (three in Asia, two in Africa, two in South America) and three in the global North (Europe and North America) for a research project, ‘Policy Frameworks for digital platforms-Moving from openness to inclusion’, supported by the International…
Open as PDFUnderstanding platformization
Platformization is a key facet of the global economy today. Platforms, as understood through informational capitalism, are not just online market places – they are market makers. As “a set of digital frameworks for social and marketplace interactions” (Kenny & Zysman, 2016), platforms replace…
IT for Change presented key findings from the Voice or Chatter research project on July 5, 2017 at a webinar organised by Global Partnership for Social Accountability Knowledge Platform. A session recording is available here.
What are the implications for e-commerce issues in the 19th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations?
Parminder Jeet Singh offers a breakdown of the RCEP talks in The Hindu.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a free trade agreement whose negotiating partners include the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and India, New Zealand, Australia, China, Japan and South Korea.The RCEP negotiations have been clandestine, but the leaked text has raised concerns about,…
Privacy is no longer just about non-interference from the State but an urgent imperative in the age of digital where citizen data protection is vulnerable to incomplete legal safeguards. Read more on this in our take on the Aadhaar Act in First Post.