Openness to Inclusion

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Final decisions of the open call for 'Policy frameworks for digital platforms - Moving from openness to inclusion' are currently under review by the donor. Please check back soon for updates.

Statement at RCEP

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IT for Change contributed to the statement issued by people's movements against Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

Gender and e-violence

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IT for Change will organise a national seminar on gender and online violence in November 2017 with TISS, Mumbai. Coming soon - Call for abstracts.

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IT for Change successfully concludes its multi-country project on citizen engagement in digital times. See our report and other outputs from the project.

As part of the Just Net Coalition, IT for Change helped develop draft input text on the human rights obligations of digital TNCs, for an international legally binding instrument on Transnational Corporations. This will be submitted to the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises…

The synthesis report of IT for Change's multi-country research study supported by the Making All Voices Count consortium, on the conditions under which ICT-mediated citizen engagement produces transformatory outcomes for democracy is out now. 

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A pre-consultation meeting was organised in Bangalore in January 2017 to review our discussion paper, 'Technology-mediated Violence against Women in India: How can we strengthen existing legal-institutional response mechanisms?'. A group of feminist scholars and practitioners came together at this meeting to debate the questions…

This background paper developed for South Centre, Geneva, highlights how developing countries need to develop competencies and skills in global diplomacy around digital trade, and shape new geopolitical strategies, moving beyond narrow lenses of IT industry concerns or ICTs for development. Data is the new raw material that…

IT for Change helped the Telangana Department of School Education to develop the ICT syllabus and textbook for high school and higher primary school students, and the corresponding teacher handbook, with support from CIET (NCERT) and CEMCA. This is the first such effort based on the National ICT Curriculum, 2013. The textbook emphasises…

In this background paper, IT for Change maps the key issues/concerns for the rights and inclusion agenda, stemming from pervasive platformization. Scoping the platform economy from a development justice perspective, this paper outlines the many intersecting challenges that platforms pose for regulation and puts forth a…

IN THE MEDIA

Transparency in electoral processes using digital technologies

March
2017

Gurumurthy wrote an article 'Use of Information Technology in promoting transparency' in elections, in the Common Cause publication

Privacy and Data Protection in India

2017

We have been actively engaging with the debate on privacy and data protection in India, that has gained traction in the context of the unique citizen ID/ Aadhaar project of the government. Through our media articles, we have emphasised the public value of privacy, bringing in an agency…

Concretising the right to privacy in digital times: a reading of India's Supreme Court judgement

August
2017

The nine-judge bench of India’s Supreme Court has just ruled that “privacy is intrinsic to freedom of life and personal liberty” guaranteed in Article 21 of the Constitution of India and qualifies as “a primal natural right”. In this…

Privacy in the Digital Age

August
2017

As the Supreme Court finds itself in the midst of a heated debate on privacy, Parminder Jeet Singh muses on the implications for a citizen oriented right to privacy in the digital age in The Hindu

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