The Urban Debate on Times Mirror Now

My opinion on the Blue Whale Challenge on Times Mirror Now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=982Zy7hsEyA

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Keeping Children Safe Online

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA)’s Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) Command conducted a workshop in Pune on Saturday 14 February in association with the Rotary Club of Pune Gandhi Bhavan and was attended by Rotary International President Elect K.R Ravindran , Padma Bhshan Dr S.B Mujumdar, the Deputy Head of Mission of the British Deputy High Commission …

Net Neutrality and the Right of equal access

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India TRAI has released a consultation paper on over the top services (OTT )imposing regulatory framework on internet services . The writing on the wall is clear; if the recommendations are accepted , telecommunication companies may a. discriminate between different apps and services b. use subtler mechanisms such as throttling …

The Chilling Effect on freedom of speech and expression in Cyberspace

The Supreme courts strikes down S 66A of the Information Technology Act as unconstitutional as it has a total chilling effect of the Freedom of Speech and Expression of Netizens. A landmark judgment . S 66A was introduced in the Information Technology Act 2000 in the year 2008 that provided for  punishment for sending offensive …

The Role of Cultural Differences in the development of International Policy for Data Protection

International Policy for Data protection - A pipedream ? Political and cultural makeup of a society has affected evolution of domestic policies, human rights and legislation as societies weigh probability of the occurrence of an event against the possible outcomes based on currently available information, public mindset, change in perceptions and shift in cultural biases. …

Challenges and Opportunities- Indian Cyber Policy

The National Cyber Security Policy of India (NCSP) was rolled out on 2nd July 2013 vide a notification from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) The policy has a Preamble, Vision statement, Mission, Objectives and Strategies. The Vision statement states the long term goal of building a …