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Why missed call democracy is a bad idea

The Narendra Modi-led government launched a ‘missed call campaign’ on January 3, 2019 asking people to give a missed call at a number to register their support for the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act. Home Minister Amit Shah has claimed that...

Token Security or Tokenized Security

There is a need to protect the data belonging to individuals in these situations, providing the government with two possible policy options: it can choose to either overhaul the Aadhaar architecture completely, or it can build in additional security measures...

What the GDPR Means for India

As the GDPR seeks to protect data users in Europe (and regions where the EU laws apply), it might not really make a difference to data users in India. However, this law extends to both citizens as well as non...

Takshashila Hosts Dana Kursh, Consul General of Israel and Deborah Housen-Couriel

Takshashila hosted the Consul General of Israel, Dana Kursh, and Deborah Housen-Couriel, Research Associate and Adjunct Professor, ICT, IDC Herzliya and Fellow, Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center (ICRC), Tel Aviv University, at their offices on 14 March 2018. Professor Hounsen-Couriel spoke extensively...

Takshashila Policy Advisory: Privacy, Security and Ownership of Data in the Telecom Sector

By Rahul Matthan, Manasa Venkataraman, and Ajay Patri Download the policy advisory in PDF [418 KB] This policy advisory is a curated set of responses to the discussion paper issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, seeking comments and...

Takshashila Policy Advisory: Privacy, Security and Ownership of Data in the Telecom Sector

This policy advisory is a curated set of responses to the discussion paper issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, seeking comments and suggestions on the creation of data protection laws. Executive Summary There is an urgent need to...

Takshashila Blue Paper: Charting a New Framework for Data Protection in India

Download the Blue Paper in PDF [480 KB[ This Blue Paper was prepared as a result of a roundtable discussion organised by the Takshashila Institution on 4 September 2017, based on the Discussion Document, Beyond Consent: A New Paradigm for...

Culture, Meet Privacy

Right now, a fundamental change is taking place in the way we look at privacy. This could be due to how porous technology has been, our increasing urbanization, and greater exposure to other cultures. These past few months have been...

Discussion Document – Beyond Consent: A New Paradigm for Data Protection

By Rahul Matthan Download the Discussion Document in PDF [800 KB] EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Data protection is confined by consent (Consent Model). Once a data subject’s consent is obtained, a data controller is free to collect, process and use such data...

Discussion Document – India’s Central Monitoring System

By Rohan Joshi, Fellow at the Takshashila Insitution Executive Summary As part of the 2011-­2012 annual report of the Department of Telecommunications, the Government of India formally announced its decision to implement a Centralised Monitoring System (CMS) for the “lawful...