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Rohith Jyothish

I am an economist doing research in the field of ‘Information Technology and Work in India’. I regularly engage with communities that work on digital rights, open data and the rights to information & privacy. Some of my other interests are Schools & Systems of Thought, Political Economy, Economic History, Constitutional Law, Social Movements, and Quantification & Datafication.

You can also find me relentlessly adding books I will never read on Goodreads and also penning down thoughts on my blog, ‘Unlearning by Doing’.

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Latest posts by Rohith Jyothish

31 August 2017

India’s Supreme Court Says Privacy Is a Fundamental Right. How Did This Happen?

Global Voices Advocacy

A series of citizen petitions attempting to challenge the implementation of India's Aadhaar biometric ID system preceded the historic court decision.

31 May 2017

Online Trolls Attack Critics of India's Aadhaar State ID System

Global Voices Advocacy

Critics of the Aadhaar biometric ID system are being criticized by state agencies and trolled by anonymous handles on Twitter.

5 May 2017

Is India's Aadhaar System an Instrument For Surveillance?

Global Voices Advocacy

"Repeat after me: Aadhaar is surveillance technology masquerading as secure authentication technology."

2 May 2017

The World’s Largest Biometric Database is Leaking Indian Citizens’ Data — But Keeps On Growing

Global Voices Advocacy

Over the last few months, the Indian twittersphere has been awash with citizens concerned about government websites leaking millions of individual digital ID numbers. On May 1, the Centre for Internet and...

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