Media articles

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

The Supreme Court of India is in the midst of a heated debate for the need of a constitutionally recognized, explicit right to privacy. In the article 'Privacy in the Digital Age', Parminder Jeet Singh argues for the horizontal application of the right to privacy against state and non-state actors. In the digital age it is the duty of the state…

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

In the article Digital Trade Games, Parminder Jeet Singh discusses the implications of e-commerce issues in the 19th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations taking place in India.The article points out that it is inappropriate for trade talks to discuss "data" and its flows in abstract, becuase their meaning is…

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.

2016

The article critically examines US government's withdrawal from direct oversight over ICANN, and argues that the jurisdictional controls over ICANN that the US retains means that ICANN can hardly be said to have become independent of the US state.

The article suggest that a good interim measure for getting such…

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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