The glaring misuse of data in the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica case is unfortunate. But there is a lot to learn from the revelations. It is also timely given the ongoing deliberations of the Expert Committee on Data Protection, recently constituted by the Government of India. Here,
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has published a consultation paper proposing a regulatory framework for internet services and applications (called ‘OTT services’). Based on the comparison below, it would seem that the proposal for licensing of internet services is a terrible idea. Telecom Operators Internet Services
If telecom operators want a level playing field, they should focus on themselves; not internet services that are actually driving innovation. Of all the ways to describe how telecom companies are responding to the net neutrality debate, ‘crabs in a bucket’ might be the most
The Supreme Court has paved the way for a free and open internet, but the future lies in our hands. It’s a magical feeling to be holding a stack of papers extolling the virtues of an ‘informed citizenry’ and a ‘marketplace of ideas’, or how ‘liberty
In an interview with Forbes India earlier this year, Rajan Anandan (Head of Google India) highlighted four internet policy issues that, in his opinion, the new government needed to urgently address. His prescriptions deserve some context and elaboration for the sake of clarity and emphasis.