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The wrong way to regulate disinformation

This article originally appeared in Deccan Herald. When the Kerala Governor signed a controversial Ordinance, now withdrawn, proposing amendments to the Kerala Police Act, there was understandably a significant amount of criticism and ire directed at the state government for...

Of regulating information and disorder: MisDisMal-Information Edition 25

This is an excerpt from edition 25 of MisDisMal-Information (Of regulating information and disorder)– For the complete edition, go here. There was a lot of concern over the weekend as Kerala’s Governor gave his assent to an ordinance to amend the Kerala...

Flawed regulation can undermine the digital payment ecosystem

Anupam Manur writes in Hindustan Times on why the limits placed on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions for third-party apps by NPCI is flawed. Systemic risks are automatically lower when consumers, merchants, and third-party app developers are all multi-homing, meaning they...

Anupam Manur quoted in Mint on Big Tech Regulation

Anupam Manur was quoted in a Mint report on how the US Congressional House Committee report on regulating Big Tech companies. One of the solutions proposed by the report was to break up big tech companies. On this, he commented: “Breaking...

The Puzzling Ban of E-Cigarettes in India

The Indian government’s own disastrous experience with bans of various substances and services in the past should categorically advise it against such a move in the future. Yet, it is planning to go down the same route again with the...

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...

Discussion Document: A Framework for Governing Gene Editing

By Madhav Chandavarkar, Anirudh Kanisetti, Shambhavi Naik, and Ajay Patri Download the Discussion Document in PDF [1.2 MB] Executive Summary Gene editing offers many benefits. They range from basic research that can enhance the scientific understanding of gene functions to...