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To What Extent Does India’s Surveillance Regime Affect Citizen’s Privacy?

Attacks like 9/11 and 26/11 shock the conscience of our societies and states—it is in the background of such attacks, that governments tend to...

Four Predictions for India’s National Cyber Security Strategy 2020

Harvard’s ‘National Cyber Power Index 2020’ assesses the capabilities and intent of 30 countries expressing ambitions to acquire and project ‘cyber power’. India was...

Femtech Says It’s Empowering Women, but Is It Commodifying Them Too?

The concept of ‘Femtech’—or technology “which addresses women's biological needs”—is so interlinked with the women’s health apps, that the term itself is credited to...

Building (Anti)trust: Can Competition Law Protect Us From Big Tech’s Harms?

Competition law has been in the news recently. After over a year-long investigation, the US Justice Department finally filed a much-anticipated lawsuit against Google...

The Rise of Emotiveillance? Emotion AI and Ed-tech in India

A famous (and controversial) experiment in 1976 by Ekman and Friesen tried to study the facial expressions of individuals in response to certain stimuli....

Group Privacy and Data Trusts: A New Frontier for Data Governance?

In the past few years, it has become common knowledge that Big Tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon rely on the exploitation of...

59 Chinese Apps Banned: What’s India’s Next Move?

While most of our activities in the physical world have been paused, the digital ecosystem continues to carry forward at an accelerated pace. From...

Amidst COVID-19, Who is Watching Over Children’s Data on Ed-Tech Platforms?

As Indian students continue to depend on ed-tech platforms to learn for the foreseeable future, we also need to also think about how we’re protecting their digital and personal safety. Are ed-tech companies themselves responsibly using and protecting children’s data? How is the Indian state monitoring their protection of children’s data? Are our Internet laws strong enough to protect a child’s right to privacy online? We answer all these questions and more, in this month’s On the Fence.

As We May Teach: Where Does All the Ed-Tech Data Go?

This article is the first instalment of Aparna Ramanujam's two-part series 'As We May Teach' which evaluates the privacy concerns and cognitive learning aspects of...