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  1. Indias new Defence Cyber Agency

    Recent developments in India’s space policy including Mission Shakti, India’s first anti-satellite weapon testing is indicative of the states growing concern into contemporary threats to the state; India is ranked among the 15 least cyber-secure countries in the world from the list of 60 countries. To this end,… Read More

  2. Will Fake News Decide the World’s Largest Election?

    Varsha Rao Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have been hauled up by many an authority for their role as conduits in the dissemination of ‘fake news’, including the United States Senate and India’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology. In the run-up to the Lok Sabha Elections,… Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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