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The Centre for Internet and Society Launches its Cybersecurity Video Series

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India has launched its CIS Cybersecurity video series, a video documentary project which features interviews conducted by Laird Brown with cybersecurity stakeholders from various sectors on hotly debated aspects of cybersecurity. The project aims to encourage wider public discussion around cybersecurity issues.

The project kicked off at the 2013 Cyber Dialogue conference, presented by the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. The conference convened global leaders from government, civil society, academia, and private enterprise to participate in conversations around cyberspace security and governance.

At the conference, interviews were conducted with: members of European Parliament, Mariejte Schaake and Amelia Andersdotter; Chief Security Officer for ICANN, Jeff Moss; Director of the Tibet Action Institute, Lhadon Tethong; Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Afilias Limited and member of the ICANN Board of Directors, Ram Mohan; Principal Technologist and a Senior Policy Analyst with the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, Christopher Soghoian; former Policy Advisor to the Netherlands government, Jochem de Groot; and Global Policy Analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Eva Galperin.

Topics discussed ranged from the tensions between privacy and cybersecurity; the impact of the “digital arms trade” on human rights; mobile digital threats; and surveillance.

Interviews on cybersecurity issues specific to India have since been conducted with co-founder of the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore, Lawrence Liang; and Resident Editor of DNA, Saikat Datta.

The Centre for Internet and Society is a Bangalore-based non-profit research organization that works on policy issues relating to freedom of expression, privacy, accessibility, access to knowledge, and intellectual property reform.