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Government May Bring A Completely New Data Protection Bill, Says Report

Government May Bring A Completely New Data Protection Bill, Says Report

The government plans to introduce fresh legislation that can cater to the ongoing 'sea change in the local and global technology environment'

17 February 2022
Data Protection Bill: JPC Exempts Govt Agencies From Purview, Dissent Notes Emerge

Data Protection Bill: JPC Exempts Govt Agencies From Purview, Dissent Notes Emerge

The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill did not exempt the controversial clause from the bill which gives powers to the government...

17 December 2021

Data Protection Bill: Tech Firms May Go To Court If JPC’s Suggestions Accepted

The Joint Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill adopted a draft report on November 22 with seven of its 31 members moving dissent notes against...

International Monetary Fund Chief Defends Data Rigging Allegations Against Herself

International Monetary Fund Chief Defends Data Rigging Allegations Against Herself

A report had recently said that the head of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva had a role in rigging data at the World Bank while she was...

08 October 2021

Instagram And Teens: How Do We Keep Our Kids Safe?

For many parents, revelations this week from whistleblower Frances Haugen showing internal Facebook studies of the harms of Instagram for teenagers only...

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28 October 2021
The State Of Data Privacy In India Amid Hanging Data Protection Bill

The State Of Data Privacy In India Amid Hanging Data Protection Bill

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...


22 July 2021
Top 10 Snooping Agencies Of India

Top 10 Snooping Agencies Of India

10 intelligence and investigating agencies can intercept, monitor or decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer...


21 July 2021
India Needs A Strong Personal Data Protection Bill Now: Justice (Retd) B.N. Srikrishna

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

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


19 July 2021
Pegasus: Rahul Gandhi Says 'We Know What He's Reading' In Apparent Dig At PM Modi

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

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.


12 June 2021
China Issues Notices To 129 Mobile Apps For Illegally Collecting Personal Info

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.


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12 February 2021
Chat Up Privacy

Chat Up Privacy

Others cash in on fears over WhatsApp’s policy, but a fug of doubt lingers over data protection


09 February 2021
Digital Sovereignty: Who Died And Made Twitter Emperor Of The World?

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

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

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

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...


23 January 2021
Italy Takes Action Against Tik Tok, Blocks App's Access To Data After 10-Year-Old Girl's Death

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

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

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

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?’

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

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


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17 January 2021
WhatsApp Tries To Soothe Privacy Concerns With 'Status' Updates

WhatsApp Tries To Soothe Privacy Concerns With 'Status' Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

Justice Dept Sues Tech Giant Google In A Landmark Antitrust Case

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

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

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...


12 May 2020
Utterly Illegal: Justice B N Srikrishna On Centre Making Use Of Aarogya Setu Mandatory

Utterly Illegal: Justice B N Srikrishna On Centre Making Use Of Aarogya Setu Mandatory

The Home Ministry in its guidelines made the Aarogya Setu App mandatory for employees of private and public sector offices while the railways made it mandatory...


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