Bhavani Seetharaman

Bhavani Seetharaman

@Bhavani-21

Nadika N

Nadika N

@nadikanadja

Anish TP

Anish TP

@anishtp

Respondents profile

Submitted Sep 18, 2021

Qualitative research was conducted with 33 respondents. These included representatives from SSMI organizations, digital news publications and cloud service providers. One FGD was conducted with independent software developers who are vocal about privacy, digital rights, data security and responsibility in technology on social media and community forums. We classified this set of respondents as “public interest technologists.”

All respondents were from metropolitan areas of India.

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Of the 200+ respondents who participated in the quantitative survey, nearly 85% are from urban areas. When designing the survey, it was assumed that tech workers primarily do one of the following activities as part of their daily work:

  1. Coding
  2. Design
  3. Documentation

51% of the respondents said that a major part of their daily work involved writing code.

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Nearly 52% of the respondents had worked for less than 10 years in the industry. 23% had less than five years’ experience.

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Respondents were drawn from small, medium and large organizations. This classification was based on the number of employees that respondents’ organization employed. This categorization was represented in the questionnaire as follows:

  1. Small-sized organization = less than 25 employees.
  2. Medium-sized organization = 25-150 employees.
  3. Large-sized organization = 150 employees.

The above classification deviates from the standard industry classification of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) 1.


  1. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: What’s MSMEs https://msme.gov.in/know-about-msme 

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