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  1. A Landscape of Cyber Norms

    Less than a year ago, the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security (the ‘UN GGE’, for short) famously came to a deadlock in its determination of how international law applies to cyberspace. Comprising… Read More

  2. Cyber Diplomacy: Towards A New Cybersecurity Strategy

    Cyber space has become a focal point of international relations. With most global powers having realized that cyber security is integral to their national security, cyber issues have found their place in foreign policy, resulting in the emergence of cyber diplomacy. Cyber diplomacy is the use of… Read More

  3. The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018

    After months of speculation, the Committee of Experts on data protection (“Committee”), led by Justice B N Sri Krishna, has submitted its recommendations and a draft data protection bill to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MEITY”) today. As we sit down for some not-so-light weekend reading to… Read More

  4. India's Artificial Intelligence Roadmap

    There is now a near universal perception that Artificial Intelligence technologies are set to disrupt every sphere of life. However, this is coupled with concern regarding the social, ethical (and even existential) challenges that AI might present. As a consequence, there has been an uptake in interest by governments… Read More

  5. The General Data Protection Regulation and You

    A cursory look at your email inbox this past month presents an intriguing trend. Multiple online services seem to have taken it upon themselves to notify changes to their Privacy Policies at the same time. The reason, simply, is that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)… Read More

  6. Dealing With Revenge Porn in India

    In March of 2018, a man in West Bengal was sentenced to five years imprisonment and fined Rs 9,000 for uploading private pictures and videos of a girl without her consent as revenge for ending their relationship. Under the promise of marriage, the accused pressured the complainant into… Read More

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