re:publica 2014 – THE DATABASE NATION, a.k.a India’s State Surveillance

re:publica 2014 - THE DATABASE NATION, a.k.a India's State Surveillance

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23rd of December 2008 was a sad day in India for civil liberties. On this day, The Indian Parliament passed the “The Information Technology (Amendment) Act” with no debate in the House, which effectively means is that the government of India now has the power to monitor all digital communications in the country without a court order or a warrant. The “world’s largest democracy” strongly leaning towards becoming a surveillance state raises many questions and poses severe challenges for free speech and economic justice in India and globally. This talk will map and review the current political, socio-cultural and legal landscape of mass-surveillance, data protection and censorship in India and…

Kaustubh Srikanth

Maria Xynou

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