The consultation process surrounding the new license failed to help protect accountability, privacy and user rights.
While the president’s office has been quick to clamp down on any unauthorised usage of images, the prime minister’s office has stonewalled RTIs while refusing to take remedial action against Reliance Jio or Paytm.
Notifications for the MGNREGA and EPS programmes show the effect of new UIDAI regulations and how mandatory requirements are carefully couched so as to not openly violate the Supreme Court’s order.
The telecom regulator seeks to resolve the remaining aspects of net neutrality, namely speed and access.
India clearly lacks the adequate infrastructure required for becoming a cashless system. Among BRICS nations, in this regard, it is a laggard.
2017 will need to see less of the carrot and more of the stick in order to persuade India’s institutions to prepare against an ever-increasing number of cyber security threats.
Proactive compliance and regulatory engagement will bring distinct advantages and not hamper the growth of financial technology platforms.
Though a recent high court judgment said administrators are not to be held liable, it cannot be seen as conclusive judicial determination on the issue.
In the book I am a Troll, Sadhavi Khosla has said BJP IT cell head Arvind Gupta sent directions to volunteers on what to post, including attacks on journalists and politicians.
Doctored videos, false news and WhatsApp hoaxes. India has it all and cannot afford to be silent during a debate on how best to fix fake news.
India hosting the GCCS next year is a chance to consolidate its leadership in foreign policy frontiers like cyber and climate change, where the international regime is not yet on firm ground.
The Modi government is looking to tap into the sporting nature of most Indians, yet refuses to legalise the larger betting and lottery industry.
While both leaders have helped create a spectre of interactive political communication that shields the politician from any real accountability, Trump has turned immaturity into a political doctrine.
The telecom regulator also takes aim at India’s Universal Service Obligation Fund and says it should be tapped for providing free 100 MB to rural Internet users.
At stake is the eventual legal status of weapons that are activated without direct human intervention.
Self-censorship by Amazon comes at a time when the company is worrying about regulatory and legal obstacles on the e-commerce front in India and when our political atmosphere is going through a particularly prickly phase.
What are the technical, legal and jurisdictional issues around the recent Twitter and email hacks claimed by the ‘Legion Crew’, and what can targeted entities do to better protect themselves?
India falls well short of the pre-requisites needed to become a digital economy.
Leveraging the job creation opportunity presented by the digital economy is a ‘natural fit’ for India, with demonetisation the perfect exercise for it.
Even as the Modi government pushes India towards a digital and cashless economy, the premier body for legally resolving cyber-fraud disputes is a practically non-functioning entity.
Digital payments are largely one-sided click-wrap agreements that come with an absence of data and legal protection.
What do the hackers behind the Rahul Gandhi, Mallya and NDTV account breaches want? Are they all part of the same group? How did this happen? Why did this happen? The Wire breaks it down.
By embodying killers, we risk making violence more tantalising, training ourselves in cruelty and normalising aggression.
As we hurtle towards being an Aadhaar nation, it is imperative that a legal framework, to protect our cherished rights to security and life, is created.
While January – March 2017 will be a voluntary trial phase, Aadhaar verification will be mandatory for senior citizen discounts from next April.
But there is no evidence of the government rushing to take remedial action against Reliance, or other big corporate offenders who appear to have turned the prime minister into a prop for their commercial advertising.
The three month extension of free data is Jio’s way of dealing with abundant quality of service issues, a failing hardware strategy and second SIM syndrome.
The police said they were trying to locate the suspect by tracking the IP address used to break into the official account of the Congress leader.
The Madhya Pradesh police have shown undue alacrity in acting against social media critics of the BJP.
A new report from the Software Freedom Law Centre highlights the different kinds of harassment faced online and makes recommendations on how this could be curbed at the user and online intermediary level.
The content we consume on social media is filtered to lull us into a reassuring bubble that reinforces our own politics. But we can choose to burst them.
Even if fake articles could be curbed and filtered news modified, there’s something built into Facebook’s anatomy that foments partisan rage.
The company’s series B funding has come from the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer. How will Ather deliver what their investors themselves have not delivered?
A study by the ONE organisation found that 18% of men in the 48 least developed nations are online versus 12.5% of women, with a gender gap of 30%.
From geospatial bills to the digital Indic language movement, India is struggling to practice the multistakeholderism it preaches and supports at global Internet governance forums, including this week’s ICANN 57 meeting in Hyderabad.
The developing world is waking up to the internet. We need to know how new generations of children use it.
To achieve concrete policy objectives, however, Indian bureaucrats and civil society representatives will need to engage more closely with and work their way into various Internet governance body mechanisms.
India lost Rs 6,485 crore in 2015-16 due to internet shutdowns which are done to prevent unrest in the country.
The telecom regulator slaps a Rs, 3050 crore fine on Airtel, Vodafone and Idea while accusing them of stifling competition and engaging in anti-consumer behaviour.
How big was the breach? Are ATMs still affected? What type of data was stolen? Poor regulation and insufficient information-sharing within the banking industry has left the general public in the dark.