Advocacy

2017

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…

2017

We have been actively engaging with the debate on privacy and data protection in India, that has gained traction in the context of the unique citizen ID/ Aadhaar project of the government. Through our media articles, we have emphasised the public value of privacy, bringing in an agency perspective to the debate. We have also foregrounded the…

2017

'Digital Democracy in India' is our ongoing attempt to examine the emergence of a new governance paradigm in the country, characterized by the rise of ‘governance by networks’ and ‘rule by data’, from the standpoint of inclusive citizenship. We are primarily concerned with tracing critical directions for institutional overhaul, so that the…

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
The OWINFS Statement of Political Unity

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…

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

Commission for Science and Technology for Development's Working Group on Enhanced Corporation (WGEC) is an important group deliberating on how to develop the required global Internet-related public policies, and the corresponding institutional frameworks. IT for Change is represented as one of the 5 civil society members of this group. We…

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…