Articles Listed in Chronological Order

2024

February

February 29: Learning from Failure
February 21: Virtual Power Plants
February 14: CAS Regulations for AI

January

January 31: Liars Dividend
January 24: Embracing ODR
January 17: The Zone of Mischief
January 10: Micro Robots
January 3: NYT v. the LLMs

2023

December

December 27: Looking Back on 2023
December 20: The Big Telecom Reform
December 13: AI for the Global South
December 6: Human Writing

November

November 29: Governing the Governors
November 22: No-one Left Behind
November 15: Brazilian DPI
November 1: Pandora's Box

October

October 25: A New Delhi Effect
October 18: The Third Way
October 11: No Time for False Modesty
October 4: Solar Geoengineering

September

September 27: Managing AI Disruption
September 20: The Governance Module
September 13: New Delhi Declaration
September 6: DPI Solutions

August

August 23: Proof of Humanness
August 16: We've Got Work To Do
August 8: The Business End of the DPDP Act
August 2: Studying Human Infection

July

July 26: Mad AI Disease
July 19: Around The Corner
July 12: Sharp Lines
July 5: Neither Good Nor Bad

June

June 28: Safety Innovations
June 21: Musical Intelligence
June 14: Fear of the Unknown
June 7: Truckin

May

May 31: Rule Makers
May 24: In-Built Bias
May 17: Ill-Advised Advisory
May 10: Moderating Systems
May 3: Digital Gender Inclusion

April

April 26: AI's GDPR Problem
April 12: Pro-Innovation Regulation

March

March 29: Designing Data Governance
March 22: Containing AI
March 15: An Explosion of DPI
March 1: The Unified Ledger

February

February 22: Dis-Content
February 15: Does AI Copy
February 8: Existential Angst

January

January 25: Your Face is Your Boarding Pass
January 18: Alt Big Tech
January 4: Momentous Change

2022

December

December 28: Looking Back
December 21: Idea Factories
December 14: Truth and LLMs
December 7: Sufficient Decentralisation

November

November 30: Data Breach
November 24: Exceptionally Simple
November 23: Digital Personal Data Protection
November 16: Federated Social Media
November 9: Data Governance - The DPI Way

October

October 25: Green Fuel
October 18: It's Getting Real
October 11: New Electronic Records
October 4: Asymmetry

September

September 27: Poorly Defined
September 20: Privacy Impact Assessment
September 13: Open Access
September 6: Rethinking Telecom Regulation

August

August 30: Rethinking Patents
August 17: The Language Barrier
August 2: Colour Me Purple

July

July 26: Ring Fencing
July 19: Space for the Private Sector
July 12: A New Digital Coin
July 5: Lawyer, Disrupt Thyself

June

June 28: Judge Made Laws
June 21: The Cycles of Technology
June 14: Appealing Moderation
June 7: Pre-Legislative Consultation

May

May 31: Unreasonable Enforcement
May 18: Problems and Solutions
May 10: Data Breach Notifications
May 3: Context is King

April

April 26: Setting the Standard
April 19: The Unfulfilled Promise
April 5: National Priorities

March

March 29: Neutral Global Infrastructure
March 22: Full Circle
March 15: Virtually Mine
March 8: Global Data Stability
March 1: Different Strokes

February

February 22: Timing is Everything
February 15: Autocracy or Vetocracy
February 8: Accessible Legal Systems

January

January 25: Somebody's Watching Me
January 18: Funding Science
January 11: Backfire

2021

December

December 28: Centralise or Federate
December 21: Light at the End of the Tunnel
December 15: Smart Regulation
December 7: Crypto Regulation
December 1: Phages and Precision Medicine

November

November 17: Predicting the Future
November 11: Privacy Self-Management
November 3: Calculated Communication

October

October 27: Should AI own IP
October 21: Identity and Privacy
October 6: Opening Closed Spaces

September

September 29: The Future of Title
September 23: Unpacking the Retail Stack
September 15: The App Store Tax
September 7: A Technolegal Approach to Data Transfers
September 1: Striking a Balance

August

August 25: The Dark Cloud over India's Micro-Entrepreneurs
August 18: The Metaverse Opportunity
August 11: To Forget or Not to Forget...
August 4: Encoding Privacy Principles

July

July 28: The Micropayment Alternative
July 21: The Skies are Free
July 7: Breaking the Rules

June

June 30: The V2G Opportunity
June 23: Patient Capital
June 16: Free the Skies
June 9: Networked Thought
June 2: Hybrid Work

May

May 25: Intermediaries Liable
May 18: The Rural Challenge
May 11: A New Westphalia
May 4: The Vaccine Waiver

April

April 28: Vaccinate
April 13: Judicial Sector Reform
April 6: Non Fungible Tokens

March

March 30: Overlap
March 23: The Subscription Economy
March 16: The CBDC Alternative
March 16: Radical Map Reforms
March 9: Age Gating
March 2: Traceability is Antithetical to Liberty

February

February 23: The Big Tech + Media Bargain
February 9: Competition in Telecoms
February 2: Principle Based Regulations

January

January 27: Electronic Evidence
January 19: Gatekeepers at the Edge
January 12: Data is not the New Oil
January 5: The Underbelly of Digital Lending

2020

December

December 30: Retrospective
December 23: Derived KYC
December 16: The Great Unbundling of WiFi
December 9: Tools For Thought
December 2: Subscribing to Things

November

November 25: The Bright Side of Life
November 17: Next Generation Map Technologies
November 10: Contract as Code
November 3: Bring Back Interoperability

October

October 28: Moderating with Moderation
October 14: Platform Regulation
October 7: The App Store Evolves

September

September 30: The Cost of Orphan Drugs
September 22: Agile Tech Regulations
September 8: Consent to Port
September 2: We Don't Need Large Datasets

August

August 26: New Umbrella Entities are not a good idea
August 19: The Beckn Protocol
August 12: The mission to put health records at doctors fingertips
August 5: How to make online payments bustle with competition

July

July 29: Data localization could soon be the worldwide reality
July 22: India’s 21st century dilemma of global non-alignment
July 15: Why community data trustees should also be regulated
July 8: The untold story behind the evolution of privacy rights
July 1: An education model that best suits the realities we face

June

June 24: Algorithmic collusion is a possibility to watch out for
June 17: Immunity passports might be inevitable as we go along
June 10: A golden opportunity to reform India’s judicial system
June 9: Online Dispute Resolution
June 3: Shield online platforms for content moderation to work

May

May 27: An opportunity lost for an internet we could all rely on
May 20: How the covid pandemic could reshape life in our cities
May 13: Aarogya Setu and the value of syndromic surveillance
May 6: Tech-enabled oversight could put innovation at threat

April

April 29: The Jio-Facebook deal and our need for a privacy law
April 22: Mobility datasets could help India exit the lockdown
April 15: The need to strengthen India’s internet infrastructure
April 8: The privacy features that are built into Aarogya Setu
April 1: The corona crisis must not make us shut the world out

March

March 25: Liberties yielded in this crisis could set a new normal
March 18: What the top court’s order means for virtual currencies
March 3: Platform technologies could deliver a vaccine quickly

February

February 26: The trade-off between privacy and content traceability
February 19: The Centre could yet ride to the telecom sector’s rescue
February 12: Let’s update the notion of ownership to the digital age
February 5: Prepare for a world of quantum haves and have-nots

January

January 29: Lessons on internet governance from the concert hall
January 22: We must act to stop the future from turning dystopian
January 15: We need greater clarity on internet freedom in India
January 8: How Britain got ahead of us in economic development
January 1: The future is here. It is just not evenly distributed yet

2019

December

December 25: The rise of TikTok and regulatory eyebrows in the US
December 18: The value of scepticism in the age of deep-fake videos
December 11: We must guard against the casual disregard of science
December 11: Not All It Could Be
December 4: The trouble with using DNA matches to nab criminals

November

November 20: A blueprint for an effective data protection authority
November 13: Why our attempt to escape online outrage might fail
November 6: Why it’s not okay to compromise privacy for security

October

October 23: The case for meat options that taste like the real thing
October 16: Store data efficiently to get insights for justice reforms
October 9: We may need a whole new approach to data protection
October 2: Agility should characterize the future of governance

September

September 25: Adaptive legal advice for shape-shifting businesses
September 11: Forensic DNA technology and the miasma of distrust
September 4: It’s better to use incentives than diktats to develop AI

August

August 28: End-to-end encryption must be retained at all cost
August 21: The competition law and data advantage conundrum
August 14: The popularity and regulation of competitive eSports
August 7: A new framework for consent to ensure data privacy

July

July 31: We need a cost-benefit analysis of data localization
July 24: UPI is world-class and it’s time to take it international
July 17: A three-point plan to improve tech policy formulation
July 10: Creative destruction and the global music industry
July 3: A rethink of the grid design to shape our energy future

June

June 26: The perilous consequences of automation dependency
June 19: Rising machine intelligence is a double-edged sword
June 12: The government and Big Tech need to meet halfway
June 5: The needle in the digital haystack

May

May 29: Why shutting down the internet is no longer an option
May 14: The chilling consequences of the Internet of Things

April

April 24: How capitalism evolved to drop its defence of privacy
April 17: Machines can err but humans aren’t infallible either
April 10: It’s time to frame rules for our artificial companions
April 3: Get set for a blend of reality and its augmented version

March

March 27: How digital trust systems can guard against false data
March 20: Of digital competition and data transfer principles
March 13: The dilemma of trying out new cures for malaria
March 6: The need for an online dispute resolution mechanism

February

February 27: India's draft e-commerce policy is more a miss than a hit
February 20: Technology is making us less open to divergent views
February 13: For the digital world, customer is truly king
February 6: Policy advocacy is really an exercise in compromise

January

January 30: Account aggregators and e-consent for credit markets
January 23: Ridding the judicial system of human subjectivity
January 16: Time to redo FDI in e-commerce in India
January 8: The Aadhaar amendment and private sector access
January 2: The utter meaninglessness of anonymizing telecom data sets

2018

December

December 26: When privacy, the word of the year, came into its own
December 19: Getting the Earth out of the Anthropocene period
December 12: Manufacturing drugs on demand
December 5: The downside of gene editing

November

November 28: The use of technology in providing healthcare
November 21: The challenge of detecting fake content
November 14: Using artificial intelligence more effectively
November 7: Genetic matchmaking can improve medical outcomes

October

October 24: Ensuring that the vulnerable benefit from Aadhaar
October 17: Technological restrictions in the new drone policy
October 10: Restoring the original vision of the internet
October 3: The Aadhaar verdict: everybody lost

September

September 26: The risk of planetary geoengineering
September 19: Optimizing the flow of road traffic
September 12: When parents damage their children’s digital privacy
September 5: Leveraging new technologies for development

August

August 21: Disruption and innovation in the legal industry
August 18: Limiting the government’s ability to violate privacy
August 15: Autonomous transportation at scale is here
August 8: The lady with the lamp and data-driven medicine
August 1: Balancing Big Data and privacy

July

July 31: The Achilles heel of the draft personal data Bill
July 30: Complexity will be the privacy law’s undoing
July 25: A creeping expansion of TRAI’s authority
July 11: Easing the regulatory burden on the Internet of Things
July 4: The need for innovation in the legal sector

June

June 27: India should make clear laws on data collection
June 20: History shows us how to deal with news echo chambers
June 13: Elon Musk wants to colonise Mars but Earth needs to write its constitution first
June 6: The unintended consequences of Europe’s GDPR

May

May 23: Will humans be part of the wars of the future?
May 16: How connected devices will change our lives
May 9: Artificial Intelligence and the Law of the Horse
May 2: A game of Chinese whispers in the Aadhaar case

April

April 25: The futility of prohibiting bitcoin trade
April 18: Internet was designed to understand and track us
April 11: A new direction for data privacy in healthcare
April 4: India need not adopt the onerous European General Data Protection Regulation

March

March 28: Do away with consent to strengthen data privacy
March 21: Will technology be able to disrupt the legal industry?
March 14: Does right to life include advance directives?
March 7: Genetic diseases should be covered by insurance

February

February 28: Battery harmonization will help electric vehicles
February 21: The backfire effect and the menace of fake news
February 14: Decentralised Urban Management
February 7: Where have all the polymaths gone?

January

January 31: The future of retail
January 24: In defence of friction
January 17: The circular economy
January 10: Skinny Solstice
January 3: Biology as engineering

2017

December

December 20: Bitcoin and the law of centralization
December 13: Data subject first
December 6: Unintended consequences of autonomous transportation

November

November 29: War of the machines
November 8: Trust works two ways
November 1: Tabula Rasa

October

October 25: Recommendation engines
October 4: What will the new jobs look like?

September

September 27: The psychology of hate
September 20: False confidence
September 13: Intermediating supply and demand
September 6: Drones to the rescue

August

August 30: Privacy and household finance
August 26: The Good and the Bad of the Privacy Ruling
August 23: Breaking Down Data Silos
August 19: Needed: A Fact Rank Algorithm to Flag Fake News
August 16: The robots are taking our jobs
August 12: A New Hope for Personal Privacy
August 2: Augmented Reality

July

July 26: Path to Self Improvement
July 12: A la Carte Medicine
July 5: The Highway Ban

June

June 28: The Future of Ownership
June 21: Blockchain Land Records
June 14: Path Dependence
June 8: Cutting out the Middleman

May

May 31: Perfect Price Discrimination
May 24: When Algorithms Learn to Recognise You
May 17: Aadhaar: The Fine Balance between Identity and Anonymity
May 10: The Myth of the Average Man
May 3: The Morality of Technology

April

April 26: The Ethics of Persuasion
April 20: The Great Manure Crisis of 1894
April 12: The End of Life
April 6: The Movement of Ideas

March

March 29: A New Paradigm for Privacy
March 22: Insuring Previvors
March 15: Collaborative AI
March 1: FOMO and the Law

February

February 22: Uberisation of National Transport
February 16: GPS is a Time Machine
February 8: Colluding Algorithms

January

January 25: Regulatory Sandbox
January 18: Rare Diseases: Orphan Drugs
January 11: Big Bad Data
January 5: The Everest Spheroid

2016

December

December 28: Digital Inclusion for the 85%
December 21: Ready for the day the Machines Take Over

November

November 23: Cutting the Code with CRISPR
November 16: Its Time for Coveillance
November 9: The New Imperialists
November 2: The Rise of the Machines

October

October 26: Regtech Will Change the Way We Regulate
October 19: Quantified Self
October 5: The Remix Generation

September

September 28: A Database of our Maladies
September 21: Algorithmic Oversight
September 15: The Artist and his Audience
September 9: Data is a Capital Asset
September 1: Can we do without Cash

August

August 24: The Evolution of Identity
August 17: Where Did Our Map Regulations Come From
August 10: Lazy Legislation
August 3: From Ownership to Access

July

July 27: Using Tech to Ensure Data Symmetry
July 20: The New News
July 13: Blockchain Governance
July 6: The Demise of the Artisanal Lawyer

June

June 29: The accountability framework
June 22: Drones should be regulated by city traffic laws not aviation regulations
June 16: The Ethics of Automation
June 8: Trusting the Sharing Economy

May

May 11: What the New Geospatial Bill Means for You

March

March 24: The Stiff Backbone of the Aadhaar Bill