The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is a non-profit organisation that undertakes interdisciplinary research on internet and digital technologies from policy and academic perspectives. The areas of focus include digital accessibility for persons with disabilities, access to knowledge, intellectual property rights, openness (including open data, free and open source software, open standards, open access, open educational resources, and open video), internet governance, telecommunication reform, digital privacy, and cyber-security.
We funded CIS’s digital identity program, through which it aims to do deep research on design and uses of Digital Identity systems globally. The program seeks to understand the right technological and policy safeguards that can help minimise the risks and maximise the benefits of population-scale Digital Identity systems. It does this through critical evaluation of such systems in Estonia, India, Kenya, UK and other countries.