August 24, 2021
Regulating digital ecosystems: bridging the gap between competition policy and data protection
The authors take a closer look at the regulatory frameworks of antitrust and data protection laws across the world - to understand the various synergies and conflicts that will arise while regulating digital platforms through these policies.
August 15, 2021
Climate code red: India must go vocal and local
India has been a witness and victim climate change. As geopolitics plays out the question is what India can do at home to mitigate consequences.
August 14, 2021
How Can We Rethink Police Accountability in India?
The discourse on police accountability needs to shift its focus from top-down reforms to bottom-up approaches in the true spirit of democratic policing.
August 01, 2021
Opposition: It is Kumbaya all over again
The ‘who’ question is important but more important is for parties to articulate what they stand for, not just who they are against. Critically, what is the alternative model of governance if any that the aspiring coalition has to offer?
July 30, 2021
The fragility of the mobile phone ecosystem
This is not the first time that data of high-profile individuals has been surveilled by governments. But the use of proprietary tools comes with a price tag of millions of dollars to governments, and when employed without due process, extracts an eve...
July 27, 2021
Climate change has raised tricky questions over policy responses
The crisis is stark but the economic trade-offs involved in addressing it call for careful deliberation.
July 25, 2021
Surrealism and the state of the Union
Surrealism is a permanent invitee in India’s political economy and systemic creativity is on exhibition in every session of Parliament.
July 22, 2021
DGN Policy Brief 13: Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) in Law Enforcement in India: Concerns and Solutions
Reliance on FRTs in India is premature. This policy brief highlights this whilst acknowledging FRTs' use cases—in aiding the police's preventive and investigative functions, in potentially reducing 'third-degree methods', and improving police's f...
July 22, 2021
IDFC Institute's response to proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection (E-commerce) Rules, 2020
July 21, 2021
Lessons from India’s Second Wave of COVID-19
This brief calls for the adoption of an evidence-based strategy to ensure timely and appropriate use of available control tools and policy measures.