April 22, 2021
Facial Recognition Technology in Law Enforcement in India: Concerns and Solutions
This paper outlines the use cases of facial recognition technologies in the Indian context and unpacks the technological and institutional aspects, with respect to the police, governing facial recognition technologies. It further gives short-term and...
February 11, 2021
Financing Institutions is Crucial for the Digital economy
In the post pandemic world, regulation of the digital economy will become the dominant factor in measuring development of a country, all the more an argument for focus on institutional development of digital governance.
December 18, 2020
Balancing Privacy with Technology Use: Lessons from Covid-19
There has been an uptick in the use of technology in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments have had to be swift and agile with response strategies. A variety of technology applications have been helpful in this regard. Yet, data governance and ...
December 14, 2020
Integrating Aadhaar and Voter ID Data: Promises and Dangers
Over the course of UPA-II and Narendra Modi’s first government, Aadhaar was mandated to link with a range of government services, and such a move attracted significant opposition.2 Multiple court cases, government committees and public debates, sin...
October 15, 2020
Privacy in Healthcare: The Role of National Digital Health Blueprint
It is widely accepted that sharing of health data will reap benefits to relevant parties involved in the ecosystem. Yet, sharing of the data poses a threat to privacy of individuals. Given that health data is sensitive personal data, it holds a great...
August 14, 2020
The definitions of community and community data are too broad
In this piece for The Financial Express, Prakhar Misra and Sharmadha Srinivasan argue that the current framework for community data in the Non-Personal Data report needs rethinking as the definition is too broad to be practically implementable....
August 04, 2020
Using GIS for public health and its privacy implications: A case study of Kerala
Governments, globally, are turning to data and technology to improve governance, speci cally service delivery, with tools such as digital healthcare sensors and the Internet of ings. At the same time, these technologies are fusing into the lives of t...
July 23, 2020
Do India's Covid-19 patients have a right to privacy?
In this opinion piece, first published in The Wire, Sneha P discusses concerns of data privcay for COVID-19 patients.
July 14, 2020
Algorithmic Explainability Working Group: Discussion Note 01
Automated Decision Systems (ADS) have proliferated in recent years, in India as elsewhere, enabled by a rise in big data. They are increasingly crucial components of consumer-market and citizen-state interaction. Thinking through effective, holistic ...
June 15, 2020
Data Governance in the times of COVID-19 : A Comic Series #3
In this short comic series, we will highlight some data governance dilemmas in the times of the pandemic and share with you our reading list on the subject. This week we discuss cyber-security and safeguarding against online harms.