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India: The maze of cybersecurity and surveillance in the Indian government

13 April 2016

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Internet Democracy Project - 31 March 2016

Watchtower: An interactive map of cybersecurity institutions in the Government of India

This visual tool gathers an alphabet soup of bodies in the Indian government working on cybersecurity- it includes mass surveillance projects masquerading as enhanced security and welfare measures, centres monitoring content on social media networks, citizen databases created without sufficient data protection guarantees and up-and-coming bodies that seek to specifically go after botnets. Then there are those bodies who are not obliged to disclose any information about their budgets or operations.

The data set is available here

see map here: