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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Subhashis Banerjee

The writer is professor, department of computer science and engineering, IIT Delhi

Why privacy protection alone won’t help against illegal surveillance
Tue, Jul 27, 2021

Subhashis Banerjee writes: Sophisticated surveillance attempts like Pegasus, which bypass data protection architecture and regulatory oversight, must be met with public outrage, which can only emerge from commitment to constitutional morality.

What we must consider before digitising India’s healthcare
Mon, Mar 08, 2021

Technologists and technocrats should be careful to not define ‘public good’ as what they can conveniently deliver, and instead understand what is actually required.

The missing links in National Education Policy
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Though ambitious, it doesn’t address problems of inequality, risks over-centralisation?

JNU is targeted because its one-of-a-kind post-graduate university
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

JNU has promoted inter-disciplinary research and a vibrant culture of free enquiry, where learning outside the classroom has been as important as inside, and where it has been possible to challenge every doctrine and discuss it democratically.

A more opaque Aadhaar
Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Its technical design requires serious reconsideration, following amendments to the law.

The best way to vote
Fri, Mar 01, 2019

On EVMs, we may be asking the wrong questions.

Short on nuance
Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Draft data protection bill has lost sight of the intricacies of digital identity.

Architecture for privacy
Sat, May 05, 2018

Data protection requires a strong regulatory framework with a hierarchy of regulators to protect basic rights

A welfare test for Aadhaar
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Exclusion and denial of benefits to the poor needs urgent attention

An argument without Aadhaar
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

Traditional understanding of privacy may not suffice in an age of digital identities. Supporters and opponents of UIDAI are missing the point

A contentious proposal
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

The interest in UBI seems to be building up significantly from several quarters and it is quite possible that the government is contemplating some steps in this direction in the upcoming budget.