Shreeja Sen

2023

Digital labour platforms function in markets through “matching…the supply of and demand for paid work through an online platform”. One of the major ways in which matching platforms function is through algorithms, which collect vast amounts of data both from the workers and their customers in order to ostensibly optimise their services…

2023

While DPDPA 2023 is a big step, it requires changes to better safeguard worker rights.

Technological advancements, particularly in data-driven production processes, have expanded the scope of workplace regulation beyond individual privacy concerns to encompass data protections and economic justice within the paradigm of decent work…

2023

Increasing digitalisation has spawned a system-wide disruption resulting in a reorganisation of production on a global to local scale. This is evident in both traditional value chains and in newer forms of work organisation, like platform work, cloud work, microwork and other invisible, but significant, sectors. The world…

2023

The Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Act of 2023 has rightly been criticised for failing to uphold good consent and data subject rights. One provision that has been largely overlooked is Section 16, which pertains to the transfer and processing of personal data outside India. Section 16 permits data fiduciaries to transfer personal data…

2023

IT for Change submitted its inputs to the public consultation organized by the Rajasthan government on its proposed Rajasthan Platform Based Gig Workers (Registration and Welfare) Bill, 2023. The Bill is one of the first to create a fund for guaranteeing social security benefits to platform-based gig workers, and in that regard, aligns with IT…

2023

IT for Change submitted an initial set of guiding principles necessary to draft the Motor Vehicles Aggregator Rules to the Maharashtra state panel set up for this purpose. Our submission engages with the question of workers' data rights, including access to algorithmic auditing and the right to explanation, considerations for working hours, and…

2023

In April 2023, the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology introduced Amendments to The Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance (Social Welfare, Innovation, Knowledge) Rules, 2020, and opened the same for public consultation. The Amendment allows non-state actors to provide Aadhaar-enabled authentication services. This was…

2023

IT for Change responded to the call for comments and textual suggestions to the second revised text of the draft convention on the right to development (Draft Convention) by the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner.

Against the backdrop of rising digital inequalities and human rights violations by digital…

2023

IT for Change collaborated with Third World Network to deepen our knowledge of Digital Sequence Information (DSI) on Genetic Resources. This submission, being made to the Secretariat to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), focuses on ensuring that sovereign rights to benefit sharing are retained under the CBD and Nagoya Protocol, that…

2023

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has invited stakeholders to comment on the ‘Consultation Draft: Targeted update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and their Implementation Procedures’ (Consultation Draft). The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Guidelines) are recommendations…