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  1. Evaluating the Risks of the Internet of Things- II

    by Dhruv Somayajula* In this second part of our two post series on the Internet of Things, Dhruv examines the policy framework in India to analyse its applicability to the Internet of Things.  In a previous post, we discussed the definition of the ‘Internet of Things’… Read More

  2. Encryption- Backdoors or Trapdoors?

    According to the National Cyber Security Co-ordinator, a national encryption policy is under consideration by the government and will be released soon. It has been reported that that the new policy will be designed to provide support to security agencies against terrorists, who are using tools like encryption… Read More

  3. Violence against Women: Et tu, Internet?

    In its beginnings, it was hoped that the internet would transcend the biases and discrimination that characterize offline spaces- to emerge as a frontier for gender equality. In line with the “cyborg manifesto” put forth by the feminist scholar Donna Haraway- identities on the internet… Read More

  4. The India-US Cyber Partnership and Why Does it Matter?

    by Shilpa Rao India and the United States agreed on a joint cyber framework last month. This was at the second India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue held in New Delhi on August 31, 2016, which followed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama’s… Read More

  5. Encryption in India: The Way Forward

    Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of India dismissed a public interest litigation petition calling for the ban of messenger apps like Whatsapp, Telegram etc for their adoption of end-to-end encryption. In the months since, service providers and companies across the world are increasingly choosing to adopt… Read More

  6. Internet Shutdowns: An Update

    At the time of posting, mobile internet services continue to remain suspended in parts of Jammu & Kashmir for the sixth consecutive day. The shutdown was enforced in response to the tense law and order situation prevailing in the Kashmir valley following the death of Burhan Wani, a… Read More

  7. WhatsApp Encryption: To Ban or Not to Ban

    Today, a division bench of the Supreme Court of India comprising of the Chief Justice Thakur and Justice Khanwalkar examined a public interest litigation petition seeking a ban on Whatsapp and analogous messenger apps. The petition, filed by Mr. Sudhir Yadav, states that the complete end-to-end encryption technology adopted… Read More

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