18 Jan ’21: Responsible Tech Bulletin

  1. Online consent is broken, but we finally have clues about what could work instead. @Varad_Pande and I write an op-ed for @IndianExpress. Builds on years of work by folks like @SmritiParsheera, @resanering, @rahmanfaiza6 @phaldea, @teninthemorning & others https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/privacy-policy-online-consent-illegible-7150434/
  2. Non-personal data report is a much improved version, but lacks specificity to ensure its lofty vision. Will benefit from better institutional design, more incentives/accountability, and less govt role. Summary of my comments at @medianama event last week https://subhashishbhadra.medium.com/npd-the-risks-of-ambiguity-15997d130110
  3. Last week’s edition of @DIRI_ISB’s #IndiaPulse focuses on value of e-way bills and shows that (i) TG, AP and Punjab recovered fastest, by Jun (ii) most others recovered by Sep (iii) some NE states still struggling. For more data-backed insights, head to http://bit.ly/3bNtgGJ
  4. “Regulatory intervention (in AI) should be based on the problem around power asymmetries and the possibility of the use case adversely affecting human dignity captured by India’s constitutional ethos” — @BasuArindrajit in his chat with @Analyticsindiam https://analyticsindiamag.com/in-conversation-with-arindrajit-basu-research-manager-at-the-centre-for-internet-and-society/
  5. India’s national auditor, the CAG, audits only 3% of all country reports, leaving the vast majority unaudited, and open for corruption and inefficiencies. @PrakharMisra and @VibhavMariwala’s op-ed talks about how digitisation of govt audits could help https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/ease-of-vetting-digitisation-can-help-streamline-govt-audits/2167356/
  6. Despite the hype around AI, India still faces key questions around infrastructural readiness. @ambaonadventure joined @yltfellowship for a chat. She also pointed to the need for grounded, place-specific narratives that focus on people and their context https://twitter.com/yltfellowship/status/1350700822158565382

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