Seeding a data revolution in Indian agriculture

Synopsis: Two consultation paper, one by the Ministry of Agriculture and the other by Bain were released recently. They both talk about leveraging digital technology for helping farmers and supporting their livelihoods. Introduction The first consultation paper is on the India Digital Ecosystem of Agriculture (IDEA) from the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare (MoA&FW). It talks… Continue reading Seeding a data revolution in Indian agriculture

Data regulation is undergoing a significant revolution

Synopsis: Technology businesses are most effectively regulated through a judicious mix of law and technology. To regulating technology, we cannot have one without the other. Introduction At a high-level ministerial meeting recently, seven countries came together to endorse a techno-legal approach to data regulation. The participating delegates committed to exploring how technical frameworks such as… Continue reading Data regulation is undergoing a significant revolution

Covering the gaps in the game of data

Source: The Hindu Relevance: To understand the role of data in evidence-based policymaking. Synopsis: The “statistical vaccum” in India can be bridged with decentralization and if states build their own quality databases Introduction The e-Governance and penetration of the internet have made data the new talking point in Governance. The role of data and politics has… Continue reading Covering the gaps in the game of data

Pegasus has given privacy legislation a jab of urgency

Source: Livemint Relevance: Impact of the Pegasus spyware issue Synopsis: Pegasus has shown just how easy it now is for governments to spy on people. Such tools being in wide use has given rise to calls for legislative action to keep them under democratic supervision. Background In light of the Pegasus spyware issue, a need… Continue reading Pegasus has given privacy legislation a jab of urgency