eGovWatch: India, European Union strike new ‘Digital India’ partnership

India and the European Union (EU) forged a new digital partnership and discussed potential for collaboration in the fields of technology and innovation besides cooperation to create smart cities. The first India-EU Strategic Dialogue Series, organised by UK-based policy platform India Inc. alongside key players like Microsoft and McKinsey, focussed on ‘Delivering Smart Communities’ as…

Bhagat inaugurates workshop on National Digital Literacy Mission

Secretary, Information Technology Department, Saurabh Bhagat inaugurated one day workshop on National Digital Literacy Mission here today. The workshop was organised by CSC e-Governance Services India Limited in association with Jammu and Kashmir e-Governance Agency (JakeGa) under the vision of ‘A collaborative approach to extend Digital Literacy to Rural Masses.’ Speaking on the occasion, Bhagat…

Facebook disables Taslima Nasreen’s account, writers question move

Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen’s Facebook account was disabled after her posts were reported by Islamic fundamentalists, the author said on Wednesday. Dubbing the move as “totally unacceptable”, eminent writers raised doubts over Facebook’s “open” nature and called for safeguards to be put in place. “Since Tuesday my Facebook account has been disabled. Despite several…

If net neutrality goes, so will your privacy, say experts

Net neutrality is not only about making certain information and services available for free and paying for others but also universal and equal access to information. Breaking net neutrality puts that at risk, say industry experts and netizens. If Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are allowed to discriminate between information they could potentially break the free…