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Position Papers & Whitepapers

    • Whitepaper on Contemporary Issues for MEAs

      The whitepaper covered three dimensions- technical, standardization, resource allocation and assignment and human conduct on the Internet.

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    • NASSCOM-DSCI Response to TRAI – Net Neutrality

      NASSCOM and its members firmly believe that net neutrality is a core to the future of the India’s digital economy and that the Government must implement adequate safeguards to ensure that principles of net neutrality are preserved, and ensuring that no new hurdles are created that could potentially stifle the innovative digital ecosystem like OTT services. Therefore, interventions being contemplated by TRAI should be guided by the broader objectives of promoting innovation and universal connectivity for all Indians, without compromising on the principles of net neutrality.

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    • DSCI Inputs on IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) Draft Proposal

      After NTIA's announcement of 14 March 2014, ICANN launched a 'multi-stakeholder' process and discussion to gather community views and inputs on the principles and mechanisms for transitioning of NTIA's stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions. The proposal, although detailed in many aspects, fails to address contentious issues that were primary reasons for initiation of the stewardship transition process. Read DSCI inputs on the draft proposal.

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    • Risk Intelligence: Harnessing Risk, Exploiting Opportunity

      This white paper explains how organizations can change discussion about risk from the “Risk Landscape” to the “Opportunity Landscape.” Organizations need to show how proactively managing risk becomes an enabler to explore opportunities, rather than simply avoiding landmines. It all starts with the ability to manage operational risk in a manner that frees up resources to focus on the company’s long term, strategic objectives. Risk Intelligence gives companies the confidence to harness risk to explore new opportunities.

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    • NASSCOM-DSCI Position Paper on Internet Governance and ITU ITRs

      There have been debates globally on whether in its attempts to create new International Telecommunication Rules (ITRs), the ITU trying to control the Internet, and encourage censorship. India has joined countries like US, UK and Canada to oppose government regulation of the Internet at the ITU WCIT meetings at Dubai, concluded on 14th Dec 2012, where new ITRs are being negotiated - the existing ITRs agreed upon in 1988 covered only international telephony. This paper details out NASSCOM-DSCI position on the emerging global issue of Internet Governance and ITU ITRs.

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    • NASSCOM-DSCI position on Internet Governance and ITU ITRs

      Internet governance is an important policy and governance issue that has been raised at international level. Since the World Summit on Internet Society in 2003, nations have called for a transparent, democratic and multilateral governance of the Internet. This is against the current global governance by Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – a company incorporated in the state of California, governed by the US Laws, and accountable to the US Department of Commerce under an agreement. While ICANN is responsible for technical operations of root and domain names infrastructure, it also acts as a transnational governance institution that makes global Internet public policies, some of which are sovereign interests of the nations.

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