Bengaluru’s Tech Parks Need to Stay Open For Its Micro-Economies to Survive
The COVID-19 induced lockdowns severely impacted Tech Parks in Bengaluru and the hundreds of businesses that depend on these parks to survive. What exactly are these impacts, and how have these micro-economies suffered over the last couple of years?
How the Draft Data Protection Bill Bodes Ill For Social Media Platforms and Users
The Draft Data Protection Bill is holding social media platforms hostage by risking their safe harbour protections. It also risks the privacy and freedom of speech that users are entitled to.
Beyond Pegasus: The Story of State Surveillance in India
Not every citizen or institution is surveilled in the same manner, or for the same reasons. Categorising government surveillance into ‘Big Fish’, ‘Small Fish’, and ‘Dark Modes’ outlines how each type of surveillance seriously damages India's democracy.
Through The Looking Glass: The Hidden Costs of Linking Aadhaar and Voter IDs
Just because the government's proposal to link Aadhaar and voter IDs sees no allocation in the 2022-23 Union Budget doesn't mean that there are no costs to these plans.
India’s Space Aspirations, Uncovered: Part I
India's growing space sector has a crucial role to play in the country's development. Here's how.
How Data Protected Policies Can Ensure Migrant Workers’ Welfare
The need of the hour is to create a policy that protects both data and citizens while effectively provisioning services.
Who Needs Consent Anyway? The JPC’s Suggestions Worryingly Expand the Scope of Processing Non-Consensual...
With the Parliamentary Committee's draft Data Protection Bill (DPB), not only can individuals' data be used without their consent (non-consensual), but data that the...
Mobile Gaming: The Indian Revolution
How big is the mobile gaming economy in India? How fast is it growing? What's driving its growth? And how can it be supported?
Should Voter ID Data Be Linked to Aadhaar? Episode 4 of The Impact
Why does the government want to link your Aadhaar with the electoral roll? How does this affect the logistics of elections, and what challenges are on the horizon?
The Case Against Internet Shutdowns — Episode 3 of The Impact
Why does the government shut down internet services? Why do these shutdowns seem more likely to happen in specific parts of the country? What do they have to do with maintaining 'security'?