CSO Agenda for e-Shram

A civil society agenda for e-shram

Outputs from a joint strategy meeting by Centre for Internet Society and IT for Change with CSO participants on the e-shram portal

FDJ Issue Paper 6

Data Subjects in the Femtech Matrix: A Feminist Political Economy Analysis of the Global Menstruapps Market

This study is a feminist political economy exploration of data policies and practices through close analysis of the erosion of privacy and data autonomy in the menstrual apps market.

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Check out the special year-end issue of DataSyn – our free monthly newsletter providing concise and relevant analysis on all things Big Tech.

Report for ILO

Platform labour in search of value: A study of workers’ organizing practices and business models in the digital economy

Read our report for the ILO on platform workers' strategies to reclaim their rights to decent work and a fair share of economic gains in the value networks of the emerging platform economy.

Socializing Data Value

Socializing Data Value: Reflections on the State of Play

This report collates the highlights of our roundtable held in May 2021, providing a snapshot of the event and the key questions, ideas and debates that emerged from the conference.

Anita Gurumurthy was a part of the IGF 2021 Main Session: Digital Cooperation- Quo vadis? on December 8, 2021 where she gave a statement on the role IGF can play in digital cooperation. Read it here. This session was for assessing Internet governance approaches and mechanisms and fostering democratic equity and inclusiveness. The panel discussed…
IT for Change recently responded to the call for consultation by the National Health Authority (NHA) and Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission (ABDM) on the proposed National Health Data Retention Policy. ITfC deems the retention of health data important towards both establishing longitudinal medical histories of individuals as well as public health research imperatives. At the same…
This think piece was written by Karishma Banga and Becky Faith, of the Digital and Technology Cluster, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton as part of our Centering Women in India's Digitalizing Economy project, supported by the European Union and FES. Read the paper here. Abstract The digitalization of production and digital restructuring…
IT for Change's research series on Intelligence Infrastructures interrogates essential digital infrastructures that underpin the economy, society, and governance, putting the spotlight on the need for democratic control of these building blocks of tomorrow. Policies must straddle a people-centric vision of tech-design and institutional mechanisms so that these…
In June 2021 Google and BYJU’S announced a partnership to provide education services in India. A press release from BYJU’S said, “the simplicity, flexibility, and security of Google ‘Workspace for Education’ and BYJU’S unmatched content pedagogy come together on the ‘Vidyartha’ platform to aid effective learning at school…this integration of…
This study, conducted in partnership with DAWN, seeks to undertake a feminist political economy exploration of data policies and practices through close analysis of the erosion of privacy and data autonomy in the menstrual apps market. It looks to examine how self data-tracking practices shape data subjectivity, as well as the policy aspects of…

IN THE MEDIA

The Crypto Assets Conundrum

Why legalizing crypto assets is dangerous The Indian Government appears convinced that cryptocurrency is a dangerous proposition. Cryptocurrency enables relatively invisible transactions, with serious implications for crime, terrorism, money laundering, tax evasion, etc. Another worry is that the crypto mania is…

Covid, Folk Psychology and Pedagogy Viruses

The pandemic has exposed India’s ambivalence about scientific knowledge. While masking and distancing constitute scientific wisdom, we see mass disregard of these in festivals and polls. The pandemic has exposed another ambivalence — about beliefs on the purpose and processes of education. Education experts’ views…

Monetising Data- For Whose Good?

Karnataka’s Open Data Policy opens up a Pandora’s box of concerns for public interest and citizen rights Last week, the Government of Karnataka (GoK) notified its Open Data Policy (ODP) to open up government-held personal and non-personal datasets for “innovation, co-creation and research”. The government’s logic fits…

Reclaiming a Feminist Digital Public Sphere from the Margins

An essay authored by IT for Change's Deepti Bharthur and Ankita Aggarwal, titled 'Reclaiming a Feminist Digital Public Sphere from the Margins', has been published in the third quarterly issue of WACC's Media Development. This issue of Media Development focuses on the theme of 'Democratizing the Public Sphere'. The '…

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