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Internet Democracy 3h
Growing need of surveillance tech is one of the main reasons why we need an effective and people centric Data Protection Act via
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Point of View 7h
Calling all poets! Send in your submissions to & Sakhi Annual Poetry Awards 2019 — themed on + inclusivity — as we celebrate powerful & diverse global voices around gender justice 🏳️‍🌈 Last date: 15th Feb '20 []
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Anja Kovacs Jan 24
Now listening to who is very skilfully breaking down why the distinction between personal and non-personal data is dangerous from a human rights perspective, both in India and Europe. Lots of myths about the status quo being destroyed here.
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Anja Kovacs Jan 24
This report. Crazy to learn how many companies get your (very intimate) data if you use an app like Grindr or OkCupid.
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Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) Jan 24
*Important* The Lok Sabha Secretariat is seeking your views on the Data Protection Bill, 2019. 👇🏽
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Internet Democracy Jan 24
Do not miss the opportunity to speak up for our rights! We surely won’t.
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Point of View Jan 24
'By talking about data bodies... we can draw explicit connections to the [physical] bodies in which we navigate the world.' — read on how our data bodies are not separate from who we are, only on : 📵
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Privacy Audit Jan 23
“Why is data protection important in the BRICS? There are 1.6 billion people already online in the BRICS.” - of the
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Privacy Audit Jan 23
“If you talk about data as a resource, you see start to see it as something you can mine & move around , and this is [goes against] human rights.... We [at Internet Democracy Project] talk about data as embodied.” -
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Privacy Audit Jan 23
“The independence of the [data protection] authority is in question... [and] people are also raising questions about the powers the state is giving themselves over data.” shares insights about the bill in India at
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Internet Democracy Jan 23
Ban-d aiding systemic issues won’t help. What we need is sustainable solutions coming out of better governance.
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Deep Dives Jan 22
'Where we go, who we talk to and what we say are just some examples of the data that we produce.' Fresh on (ed. & ), explores the complex intertwining of our digital and physical realities. 🤳🏽 Read:
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Anja Kovacs Jan 22
At suggests AI companies need to register their research design pre-launch - somewhat similar to what companies developing medicines need to do. Not actual data or IP, but type of data, volume, etc. Loving this idea.
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Anja Kovacs Jan 22
. solving problems with facial recognition is not a solution for anything, because if the tech works even better, it is an even bigger threat to our human rights
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Internet Democracy Jan 21
Catch Dr Anja Kovacs speaking at the sessions on “data protection regulations in the BRICS” and “explicit data flows: applying global privacy to extra sensitive data”
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Internet Democracy Jan 19
In this paper, lays out hierarchies & exclusions within queer communities in India along gender, caste, class, religion to show that the often opposing politics of these identities prevent us from constituting ‘LGBT community’ as a singular subject of legal analysis.
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Internet Democracy Jan 16
Totalitarian dystopia is not a distant reality if the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 makes its way to the legislation in its current form.
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Anja Kovacs Jan 16
If you are in Delhi, and wanted to know more about the work on data-as-bodies, this is your chance! Happening tonight, at Max Mueller Bhavan.
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Internet Democracy Jan 14
She further adds "Internet shutdowns make human rights a hostage to the whims of the executive: the fundamental rights to speech, conduct business, access healthcare, express dissent, and movement of the people in a state, are compromised.”
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Internet Democracy Jan 14
In the words of “This practice of shutting down the internet not just disrupts the smooth functioning of the state at large but is also not in line with the fundamentals of democracy,
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