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Kerala Govt's Tie-Up With IT Startup For Covid-19 Management Raises Privacy Concerns

Kerala Govt's Tie-Up With IT Startup For Covid-19 Management Raises Privacy Concerns

The cloud-based app Sprinklr helps with the collation and analysis of select data pertaining to pandemic management, including sensitive medical information on those at risk and under surveillance.

24 April 2020
‘They’ll Take Data, Won’t Ask’

‘They’ll Take Data, Won’t Ask’

20 December 2019

No Threat To State’s Right To Know You

Proposed data ­protection law won’t protect personal data from the government

RTI Reveals Transport Ministry Accrued Rs 73 Crore By Selling Vehicle Registration Data

RTI Reveals Transport Ministry Accrued Rs 73 Crore By Selling Vehicle Registration Data

Out of the 168 companies that have access to such data, 61 companies are Non-Banking Finance Companies and 43 organisations are Banks.

13 December 2019

Privacy Breach? Transport Ministry Selling Driving License, Vehicle Registration Data To Commercial Firms

The government got Rs 65 crore by selling data of approximately 25 crore vehicle registrations and 15 crore driving licences. However, is selling this data...

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08 July 2019
British Airways Faces Record Fine Of 183 Million Pounds Over Data Breach

British Airways Faces Record Fine Of 183 Million Pounds Over Data Breach

The penalty imposed on British Airways is the first one to be made public, since those rules were introduced and amounts to 1.5 per cent of its worldwide...


04 July 2019
Eco Survey: Govt's Mantra Should Be Data 'Of The People, By The People, For The People'

Eco Survey: Govt's Mantra Should Be Data 'Of The People, By The People, For The People'

It noted that India, through unique identification programme Aadhaar, has been at the forefront of data and technology revolution which is unfolding.


03 April 2019
Facebook Asks Users For Their Personal Email Passwords

Facebook Asks Users For Their Personal Email Passwords

A message has been flashing on some Facebook users' log-in screen, demanding them to enter the password of the email ID they built their Facebook account on.


18 January 2019
Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, Mukesh Ambani Urges Modi To Act Against Data Colonisation

Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, Mukesh Ambani Urges Modi To Act Against Data Colonisation

Stressing that, in this new world, data is the new wealth, Ambani said, "India's data must be controlled and owned by Indian people and not by corporates,...


19 December 2018
Facebook Gave Netflix, Spotify Access To Private Messages Of Users: Report

Facebook Gave Netflix, Spotify Access To Private Messages Of Users: Report

Facebook also allowed Microsoft's search engine Bing to see the names of Facebook users' friends without permission, and they let Amazon find users' names and...


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08 December 2018
Italian Regulators Fine Facebook 10 Million Euros For Selling User Data: Report

Italian Regulators Fine Facebook 10 Million Euros For Selling User Data: Report

Italian regulators impose a 10 million euro fine on Facebook for discouraging users from trying to limit how the company shares their data.


06 December 2018
Facebook Used User Data As A Competitive Weapon, Says UK Parliament Report

Facebook Used User Data As A Competitive Weapon, Says UK Parliament Report

In other documents, company executives discussed ways to obfuscate how the company was collecting and exploiting user data.


05 December 2018
Quora Data Breach: CEO Adam Apologises For Hack Affecting 100 Mn Users

Quora Data Breach: CEO Adam Apologises For Hack Affecting 100 Mn Users

The company said that questions and answers that were written anonymously were not affected by this breach as the platform does not store the identities of...


24 November 2018
Facebook To Be Questioned By 7-Nation Panel Over Data Scandals

Facebook To Be Questioned By 7-Nation Panel Over Data Scandals

Facebook is under scrutiny again and is set to face an international committee consisting 22 members from seven countries.


16 November 2018
Data Privacy Law In India Should Consider Cross Border Privacy Policy: USIBC Panel

Data Privacy Law In India Should Consider Cross Border Privacy Policy: USIBC Panel

The cross border privacy rules (CBPR) around data privacy framework allows data protection regulator of a country to act against entities that violates its...


14 October 2018
US Senators Write To PM Modi, Urge Softening India's Stance On Data Localisation Policy

US Senators Write To PM Modi, Urge Softening India's Stance On Data Localisation Policy

In a letter to PM Modi dated Friday, US Sentors John Cornyn and Mark Warner -- who also hold top leadership positions in their own parties -- have opposed the...


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21 September 2018
Google Still Permits Third-party Apps To Read Your Gmail

Google Still Permits Third-party Apps To Read Your Gmail

The search giant Google, defends its policy to allow third-party apps to access and share data from gmail accounts, once again.


07 August 2018
Facebook Asks Big Banks To Share Customer Details

Facebook Asks Big Banks To Share Customer Details

But word that Facebook is fishing for financial information comes amid concerns it has not vigilantly guarded private information.



04 August 2018
Protection For Unruly Data

Protection For Unruly Data

Europe’s shown the data protection way with the GDRP, India intends to follow, but the road is tricky


30 July 2018
Aadhaar Case: SC Declines Centre's Offer To Submit Srikrishnan Committee's Report On Data Protection

Aadhaar Case: SC Declines Centre's Offer To Submit Srikrishnan Committee's Report On Data Protection

A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, on May 10, had reserved the verdict on the pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Centre's...


29 July 2018
TRAI Chief Shares Aadhaar No On Twitter, Challenges People To 'Do Harm' To Him: This Is What Happened Next

TRAI Chief Shares Aadhaar No On Twitter, Challenges People To 'Do Harm' To Him: This Is What Happened Next

Giving out his full Aadhaar number, the TRAI chairman had tweeted: "Now I give this challenge to you: Show me one concrete example where you can do any harm to...



18 July 2018
Paytm Advisor On Privacy: 'If People Want Services At Cheaper Rates, They Should Agree On Sharing Data'

Paytm Advisor On Privacy: 'If People Want Services At Cheaper Rates, They Should Agree On Sharing Data'

There was greater recognition of problem of privacy of data and people's data privacy had to be respected, which was an essence of democratic setup worldover,...


09 June 2018
Facebook Gave Some Companies Access To Data Of Users And Their Friends: Report

Facebook Gave Some Companies Access To Data Of Users And Their Friends: Report

Such a news report comes days after it was reported that Facebook had data-sharing partnership with at least 60 device makers


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