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Rohith Jyothish

Rohith Jyothish is a researcher and writer on issues concerning information & communication technology and society in India. His areas of interest include constitutional law, digital economy, history, information society, labour, music, measurability, social movements, and science fiction.

He is currently pursuing his PhD at the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and regularly engages with communities that work on digital rights, open data and the rights to information & privacy.

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Latest posts by Rohith Jyothish

9 November 2017

One Nation, One Tax: The Impact of India's Goods and Services Tax

The Indian government deems the newly implemented Goods and Services Tax a success, but many small businesses have been adversely affected and protests are mounting.

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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