Thursday, Sep 23, 2021

Data protection issues

The State Of Data Privacy In India

Aug 08, 2021 Priyam Shukla

While The Personal Data Protection Bill is being scrutinised in the Joint Parliamentary Committee for over a year and a half now, major data breaches and cybersecurity incidents have taken place in India.

Top 10 Snooping Agencies Of India

Jul 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

10 intelligence and investigating agencies can intercept, monitor or decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer resource” Section 69 of the IT Act, 2000, and Rule 4 of the IT.

India Needs A Strong Personal Data Protection Bill Now: Justice (Retd) B.N. Srikrishna

Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 is much weakened and disastrous.

Pegasus: Rahul Gandhi Says 'We Know What He's Reading' In Apparent Dig At PM Modi

Jul 19, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "We know what he’s been reading- everything on your phone!" following the release of the Pegasus Report on Sunday night.

China Issues Notices To 129 Mobile Apps For Illegally Collecting Personal Info

China’s internet watchdog has asked apps to rectify their data practices within 15 days.

09 February, 2021

Digital Sovereignty: Who Died And Made Twitter Emperor Of The World?

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

The cocky challenges to India by digital monopolies need to be addressed quickly

25 January, 2021

WhatsApp Treating Indian Users Differently With 'All Or Nothing Approach': Centre to HC

Outlook Web Bureau

The central government told the high court that it was also a matter of concern that Indian users were being 'unilaterally' subjected to the change in privacy policy

23 January, 2021

Italy Takes Action Against Tik Tok, Blocks App's Access To Data After 10-Year-Old Girl's Death

Associated Press (AP)

The data protection authority noted it had advised Tik Tok in December of a series of violations, including scant attention to the protection of minors.

22 January, 2021

CBI Books Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research For Illegal Data Harvesting Of Facebook Users

Outlook Web Bureau

The CBI filed the case against the company for illegally harvesting data of Facebook users in India for commercial purposes, officials said on Friday.

21 January, 2021

‘Why Is My Data Important? How Much Is It Worth?’

Astha Savyasachi

Dr Abhay Chawla explains why the recent controversy over WhatsApp should serve as a wake-up call for those who believe in data privacy.

17 January, 2021

WhatsApp Tries To Soothe Privacy Concerns With 'Status' Updates

Outlook Web Bureau

The social messaging platform posted a four-part series on its status to assure users of privacy amid fallout from policy update.

15 January, 2021

WhatsApp’s New Policy: Why You Should Be Scared. Extremely Scared

Astha Savyasachi

WhatsApp’s privacy policy says, “Privacy and Security is in our DNA”. But the past of Facebook, its parent company, make us question its ‘DNA’.

09 December, 2020

Apple To Tighten App Privacy, Roll Out Anti-Tracking Feature Next Year

Associated Press (AP)

Apple has also warned apps could be removed from its app store if they don't comply with new anti-tracking measures.

19 November, 2020

Will Finalise Data Protection Law Very Soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad


Prasad says even during the pandemic the communications sector witnessed a growth of over 7%

24 October, 2020

Facebook Questioned On Its Revenue, Profit, Taxes By Parliamentary Panel


Facebook India’s policy head Ankhi Das appeared before the Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill, 2019.

22 October, 2020

Joint Committee Of Parliament Summons For Social Media Giants Facebook And Twitter


Panel also considering summons for Amazon and Google on the issue of protection of data and its privacy

21 October, 2020

Justice Dept Sues Tech Giant Google In A Landmark Antitrust Case

Associated Press (AP)

Lawmakers and consumer advocates have long accused Google of abusing its dominance in online search and advertising.

23 May, 2020

Big Data Has Potential To Save Lives In Covid Times, But Proceed With Caution

Ashna Mehta

There are caveats of big data that we need to pay attention to, lest we risk derailing the international community’s efforts to mitigate the spread of this outbreak.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by a US Navy officer on his arrival in Washington DC.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by the Indian Community on his arrival in Washington DC.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by the Indian Community on his arrival in Washington DC.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by the Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Ambassador of India to USA and T. H. Brian McKeon, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, on his arrival, in Washington...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by the Indian Community on his arrival in Washington DC.

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