June 17, 2021
Smartphone usage and privacy challenges
While the new "privacy preserving features" introduced by Apple and Google are a welcome move, the privacy implications for users are not really what they seem to be at first glance.
April 01, 2021
DGN Policy Brief 12: Balancing Privacy with Technology Use: Lessons from Covid-19
Privacy is a non-negotiable right at any given time. Yet, governments may use crises to justify a significantly lower degree of individual privacy to be maintained.
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 ...
June 12, 2020
Data Governance in the times of COVID-19 : A Comic Series #1
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 purpose limitation and trust in government.
April 10, 2020
Need to strike right balance between public health and individual’s right to privacy
In this article, Venkatesh Hariharan makes the case for striking the right balance between privacy rights and data surveillance during COVID-19 times.
October 04, 2019
In the AI era, privacy and democracy are in peril
In this article for The Hill, Vasant Dhar discusses the threat of AI to democracy and how the U.S. regulators should look at Europe and India’s models of data protection....
December 29, 2017
Official Launch of Aadhaar: A Biometric History of India's 12 Digit Revolution
IDFC Institute hosted Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who officially released Visiting Senior Fellow, Shankkar Aiyar's book, Aadhaar: A Biometric History of India's 12 Digit Revolution
February 16, 2017
Is Big Data Driving Policy?
The scope for harnessing big data to drive policy.
February 09, 2017
Key Design Elements for Data Protection
The key elements of a data privacy law for the country.
August 27, 2015
Aadhaar and its implicit bargains
There is too much fear-mongering about Aadhaar and the danger to individual privacy. This is far from the truth.