Stories about India

India's digital ID system deepens exclusion of vulnerable communities amid pandemic

The use of Aadhaar-based authentication makes exclusions more likely.

Coronavirus and surveillance technology in India: Public health vs. privacy

Global Voices interviewed rights lawyer Mishi Choudhary and tech and policy researcher Srinivas Kodali to discuss the newest proposal in India to use unique ID data for #FacialRecognition with drones.

Fighting the COVID-19 ‘Infodemic’ in the Asia-Pacific

EngageMedia lists some of the media initiatives addressing the COVID-19 "Infodemic' across the Asia-Pacific region

Is India fighting COVID-19 the “mass surveillance” way?

"There isn’t enough information available on what data will be collected, how long will it be stored and what uses it will be put to."

Internet shutdowns in 2019: India continued to top list of worst offenders

In 2019, access to the internet was disrupted 121 times in India alone, says Access Now in a new report.

#MarginalizedAadhaar: Is India's Aadhaar enabling more exclusion in social welfare for marginalized communities?

India's biometric-based digital ID Aadhaar seems to bring more exclusion to marginalized communities rather than solving it.

What do we know about the ‘Great Firewall of India’?

After a six-month-long internet shutdown, access to only 301 white-listed websites has been granted in Jammu and Kashmir, whereas social media, VPNs and many other sites remain banned.

Supreme Court of India declares internet ban in Jammu and Kashmir unconstitutional

The blockout, imposed since August 2019, has affected the lives of millions of people in Jammu and Kashmir, depriving them of the basic right to access the internet.

India partially lifts communications blackout in Kashmir, internet still down

According to a recent report, Kashmiris are resisting the clampdowns and shutdowns imposed by the Indian Central Government “through satyagraha or non-violent civil disobedience”.

Netizen Report: The shutdown in Kashmir continues

Kashmir's communications blackout continues, Russia goes after 'illegal' protest videos online, and Google re-opens its office in Egypt.

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