Dance of death on the cyber space: Legal trouble for the content creators and viewers for “death” videos. by Dr.Debarati Halder
Gender and Internet
by Chief editor, Gender & internet
1w ago
Image credit: Internet In a recent Instagram post shared by some Instagram handles in early July, 2024, a boy of 16 is seen collapsing in the school corridor in India due to heart attack and  consequently he passes away. Previously, another video clipping of a young girl jumping to her death in Kota, Rajasthan apparently due to study pressure shook the net-world. Apparently the clippings were seemed to have been taken from CCTV cameras and later they  became viral. This is not the first time that the sudden deaths due to heart attacks or deaths due to accidents or violent attacks ..read more
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The Princess and her photos: a modern day fairy tale of internet kingdom by Dr.Debarati Halder
Gender and Internet
by Chief editor, Gender & internet
4M ago
Photo credit: internet We the common civilians are mostly obsessed with the tales of princes and princesses, their kingdoms, their lifestyles and obviously, their richness, the wealth they display and the wealth of wisdom that is displayed by the media. Today majority of the countries have democratic setup with an elected president as the head of the State. Some countries in Europe, Asia and Africa however have monarchial systems with Kings and Queens as the head of the State. These monarchs ascend the throne as a hereditary right. Post second world war, some monarchs have been ousted eith ..read more
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Looking for 5 star restaurants or amenities or service providers? Here is the reality by Dr.Debarati Halder
Gender and Internet
by Chief editor, Gender & internet
9M ago
Image courtesy: author Recently there was a news report of a woman losing a little fortune for a pencil marketing scam in India. In the contemporary world, digital marketing has become a lucrative job for all. This promises a good income from the home comfort zone and just needs two tools: internet connection and a digital technology enabled device (it can be either a smart phone or a laptop or desktop computer). But this is a myth bursting report for everyone who may read this article. I have been contacted by a recruiter agency recently and I got to see a practical example as how such ag ..read more
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Intermediary liability: Are Universities countable? By Dr.Debarati Halder
Gender and Internet
by Chief editor, Gender & internet
9M ago
Image Courtesy: Internet Behind every data storage mechanism , there is a human intelligence that works to decide how the data store house will be managed, protected and which data may be exposed and how. For Long I have been arguing that behind every breach of data security, there is a human brain. He/she can be a data collector, data fiduciary, data manager, data protection engineers or a designated data protection officer of any website and tech company. My argument becomes stronger with every day update on data breaching methods: this time it is a two member group of  university offic ..read more
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THE DIGITAL PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION ACT, 2023: can women expect any meaningful protection for Data privacy now? by Dr.Debarati Halder
Gender and Internet
by Chief editor, Gender & internet
11M ago
Women for women On 11th August, 2023 the much awaited The Digital Personal Data Protection Act, (DPDA) 2023 came into existence finally. Drafted majorly in the shadow of the EU general Dara Protection Regulations, DPDA offers certain rights to the data principals and certain duties to the data fiduciaries. But first, let me break a myth: DPDA is not an exclusive statute for providing privacy to our Data. The words ‘protection’ and ‘privacy’ may not be synonymous always.  If we look into the preamble of DPDA we would see that the preamble offers four reasons for enacting this law: To prov ..read more
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ChatGPT : a new legal challenge? by Dr.Debarati Halder
Gender and Internet
by Chief editor, Gender & internet
1y ago
Since November 2022, several stakeholders including those in the education sector have been widely discussing about the new Artificial intelligence based  chatbot ChatGPT.[1] Not so long ago we got to see few AI based human assistance apps Alexa and Siri. These were also connected with internet of things. They answered many questions, guided clients for accessing information of any type and generated any cyber security and data privacy issues. In the legal profession we got to see possibilities of AI based judges. Many lawyers and human-right activists were strongly against this while som ..read more
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Gender and Internet : Web magazine for Cyber law for women News update for September 20- October 24, 2021
Gender and Internet
by Chief editor, Gender & internet
1y ago
Image courtesy : Internet Facebook targeted for not sharing expected transparency reports on policy measures for cyber safety of users inlcuding women and children https://www.fox5ny.com/news/facebook-oversight-board-criticizes-company-for-not-being-fully-forthcoming The first female governor of NewYork signs Bills into legislation for preventing cyber bullying and measuring impact of cyber bullying. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-signs-online-safety-package-legislation Japanese man uses AI to create deep fake contents by reconstructing blurred parts especially private parts ..read more
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Moonlighting and data security issue for children by Dr.Debarati Halder
Gender and Internet
by Chief editor, Gender & internet
1y ago
Photo courtesy : Internet Off late several companies had become extremely concerned for moonlighting by their employees. Moonlighting is a term that signifies involving in a second job for profit  while being in a full time employment. The 2020 covid pandemic has increased the tendency for moonlighting for employees in several companies including the tech companies as most of the workplaces reduced the salaries of employees and this caused huge financial tension for many. Legally moonlighting may or may not be safe for many: many European countries, US, Canada, Australia etc, may allow e ..read more
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Gender and internet : Cyber law magazine for women news update May 31-June 08, 2022
Gender and Internet
by Chief editor, Gender & internet
1y ago
Derbyshire Police community security officer who was in charge for safeguarding children from cyber crimes gets 27 months sentence from Derby Crown court for filming, possesing and unauthorized distribution of images of children in the changing rooms. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-61645416 Pakistani nationals get arrested for secretly filming women in Turkey and sharing objectionable images of them on social media. https://tribune.com.pk/story/2359589/two-pakistanis-arrested-for-secretly-filming-women-in-turkey Nepali women strengthen their protest against sexual exploitation ..read more
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বৈদ্যুতিন যুগে ভাষা দিবসের কিছু চিন্তা ভাবনা
Gender and Internet
by Chief editor, Gender & internet
1y ago
দেবারতি হালদার বেশ অনেকগুলো বছর ভাষা অধিকার নিয়ে অনেক বিশ্লেষণ করার পর কিছু জ্ঞান উপলব্দি করেছি : ভাষা অধিকার একমাত্র মাতৃভাষায় চিন্তা প্রকাশের অধিকার মাত্র নয়. সেই ভাষা যেন এমন ভাবে ব্যবহার না করা হয় যা অন্য মানুষের চিন্তা ধারাকে আঘাত করে. এটা অধিকারের থেকেও দায়িত্ত্বকে বেশি করে বাড়িয়ে দেয়।  ..read more
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