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Internet architecture can't be left solely in hands of developed world
Nov 08, 2013

Internet architecture can't be left solely in hands of developed world

The common prosperity of India and China is linked to the digital future, and even lifeline provisions such as social security schemes, health and education among others are likely to be delivered through virtual means. Therefore, it is important for the two countries to ensure that the world does not witness the birth of "digital sovereignty".

Internet governance debates gain steam within India
Apr 09, 2014

Internet governance debates gain steam within India

Though the Indian state has chosen to espouse a state-led mechanism for internet governance, one must remember that it is the civil society and media outrage that led the Indian government to ensure the IT Act, 2000 is not easily abused. All actors have their place at the table, be it at the state or international level.

Internet Governance: The Key Questions for India
Mar 05, 2014

Internet Governance: The Key Questions for India

The idea of the 'global village', the efforts to create a global economy and emerging global digital marketplace, are all likely to be impacted if nations and communities do not find it within themselves to agree to norms and laws that would apply to this realm.

Internet realpolitik
Feb 11, 2014

Internet realpolitik

Our "strategic interest" will be served when we acknowledge where our current and future interests lie, in terms of economy and politics. Thereafter, we must negotiate India's role at institutions that govern the internet, be it ICANN, IANA or any other body. Our "self-respect" will be enhanced when we negotiate this role from a position of strength.

Internet restrictions to detention of politicians: 5 August continues in Kashmir
May 04, 2020

Internet restrictions to detention of politicians: 5 August continues in Kashmir

Months after 5 August has been a total waste — recruitments for government jobs continue to be on hold, investments from outside have not come and b

Internet suspension in India: A call for balancing security and rights
Apr 07, 2023

Internet suspension in India: A call for balancing security and rights

The current legal regime governing internet shutdowns must be overhauled to place greater emphasis on transparency and accountability

A sustainable internet: Missing pieces to a healthy future
May 13, 2021

A sustainable internet: Missing pieces to a healthy future

When looking at tools that most of us use every day, like the internet, we need to take a step back and consider their larger impact.

As India gears up for net neutrality 2.0, lessons from Ajit Pai’s ‘war on the open internet’
Aug 01, 2017

As India gears up for net neutrality 2.0, lessons from Ajit Pai’s ‘war on the open internet’

While the FCC and TRAI chairmen may share similar goals, India’s telecom regulator should pick and choose what it wants to take away from the US debate.

As internet matures, India faces a choice on governance
Mar 24, 2014

As internet matures, India faces a choice on governance

Given the Indian government's taste for pushing unilateral mechanisms for governing the internet at an international level, and Indian civil society, which for the most part seems to vocally support a multistakeholder approach, the Indian elections might bring about a new opportunity for both sides to find clarity.

Can the State avoid monitoring Internet?
Jun 12, 2013

Can the State avoid monitoring Internet?

The compulsion of states to trawl ever increasing volumes of data must also be understood. Besides criminal activities like child pornography, money laundering and online fraud, the Internet is also an important vehicle for the jihadist terrorist. A great deal of recruitment and motivation takes place online.

China aims to algorithmise Internet Information Services (IIS)
Oct 12, 2021

China aims to algorithmise Internet Information Services (IIS)

As a part of the ongoing tech crackdown, Beijing has decided to introduce AI Algorithm-based regulations to rein in the Big Tech

Creating a safer and innovative internet
May 16, 2014

Creating a safer and innovative internet

The Special Envoy for the Fourth Cyberspace Conference in Netherlands, Dr. Uri Rosenthal, says global efforts are required to help create "an open and secure internet that is an engine for growth and innovation and for the benefit of the people."

Cyber Security & Internet Governance
Jul 16, 2013

Cyber Security & Internet Governance

With both the goods FTA and services FTA in place, India is well set on the path of a comprehensive economic partnership with ASEAN. India, whose services sector contributes about 55% to the country's GDP, has been keen to sign the services FTA with ASEAN as it will help the Indian companies tap the ASEAN markets easily.

Cybernorms for a democratic internet
Oct 26, 2022

Cybernorms for a democratic internet

It is a mistake to frame the internet as a ‘Wild West’; it is time to demystify and de-obfuscate the role of nation states in the governance of th

Cybersecurity: The Internet of Risks
Sep 30, 2017

Cybersecurity: The Internet of Risks

International cooperation for cybersecurity is paramount in enabling all countries to make use of developmental potential of the Internet.

Defining the protection of ‘the public core of the internet’ as a national interest
Jul 19, 2017

Defining the protection of ‘the public core of the internet’ as a national interest

The norm to protect the public core of the internet, originally advocated by the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy, can be operationalised in two ways. Both a layered approach and a functional approach to defining the public core of the internet provide productive ways to discuss safeguarding the functionality and integrity of the core logical and physical infrastructure of the internet from unwarranted state interventions. Thi

Democratising the Internet: Landscape of digital markets and its impact
Sep 28, 2022

Democratising the Internet: Landscape of digital markets and its impact

Decentralising the internet has always been about letting users have more power. India must align its regulations with global efforts that govern citi

Do internet search engines stifle human cognition?
Feb 07, 2023

Do internet search engines stifle human cognition?

India must act fast to mitigate the high risks, ensure that search engines live up to their responsibilities, and be transparent

Drawing lines on the internet: Border conflicts and the politics behind digital maps
Jun 05, 2019

Drawing lines on the internet: Border conflicts and the politics behind digital maps

The act of referring to a country’s map is often a political statement.

Exploring the Metaverse: Challenges and Opportunities for India in the ‘Next Internet’
Aug 16, 2023

Exploring the Metaverse: Challenges and Opportunities for India in the ‘Next Internet’

The metaverse is a real-time, three-dimensional world that is accessible through Virtual Reality (VR) head-mounted display. Called ‘the next Internet’, the metaverse is multi-technology and incorporates hardware infrastructure with immersive technology, blockchain technology, computer vision, and ubiquitous interfaces. Globally, metaverse is still in the nascent stage as stakeholders work to figure out its innovative and practical app

Global Internet Governance: India’s Search for a New Paradigm
Aug 23, 2023

Global Internet Governance: India’s Search for a New Paradigm

What should be India's approach towards the international internet governance discourse? This Issue Brief attempts answer this question by examining the Indian government's engagement with the global community, using the recently concluded NETmundial conference on internet governance as a case study. It also provides policy recommendations for the way forward.

History of the internet and the future of inclusive communities: A case study
Oct 18, 2021

History of the internet and the future of inclusive communities: A case study

Delving into the future of the Web and going beyond traditional social media platforms to study the new inclusive platforms of the future