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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
DC, 3 States Sue Google Saying It Invades Users’ Privacy

DC, 3 States Sue Google Saying It Invades Users’ Privacy

In the lawsuit filed Monday in a District of Columbia court, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine alleges Google has “systematically” deceived consumers about...

26 January 2022

Explainer | Will Aadhaar-Voter ID Link Lead To Privacy Breach And Mass Disenfranchisement?

As Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 is approved in the Lok Sabha, let's take a look at the challenges the Aadhaar Card and Voter ID linkage faces while the...

‘Recording Wife’s Telephonic Conversation Without Her Knowledge Is Privacy Infringement’

‘Recording Wife’s Telephonic Conversation Without Her Knowledge Is Privacy Infringement’

Recording wife’s conversation on telephone without her knowledge amounts to infringement of privacy, the Punjab and Haryana High Court observed on Monday.

13 December 2021

WhatsApp To Roll Out End-To-End Encryption On Chat Backups

"Neither WhatsApp nor your backup service provider will be able to read your backups or access the key required to unlock it," WhatsApp stated in its blogpost.

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07 October 2021
Instagram And Teens: How Do We Keep Our Kids Safe?

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...


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...


24 July 2021
Privacy Is A Myth: The Pegasus Sways

Privacy Is A Myth: The Pegasus Sways

Anyone can make anyone worthy of intrusive surveillance


22 July 2021
‘This Is Not So Urgent’: HC On Pleas Against WhatsApp Privacy Policy

‘This Is Not So Urgent’: HC On Pleas Against WhatsApp Privacy Policy

A Bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh said that in view of the firm's stand it would hear the pleas on August 27.


15 June 2021
Major Blow For Social Media Giants As EU Court Strengthens National Data Watchdog Powers

Major Blow For Social Media Giants As EU Court Strengthens National Data Watchdog Powers

The European Union's Court of Justice ruled that ‘under certain conditions’ a national watchdog has the power to take a company to court over a GDPR...


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31 May 2021
Why New Social Media Rules Are Needed To Protect You And Me

Why New Social Media Rules Are Needed To Protect You And Me

Incorrect interpretations are being made of the new regulations around social media. It is important to have the regulation to protect ourselves from the...


27 May 2021
Explained: WhatsApp Vs Indian Government On New IT Rules

Explained: WhatsApp Vs Indian Government On New IT Rules

WhatsApp took an objection to a traceability clause in the new IT Rules that requires social media platforms to locate 'the first originator of the...


26 May 2021
WhatsApp’s Challenge To New IT Rules ‘Very Unfortunate’: Centre

WhatsApp’s Challenge To New IT Rules ‘Very Unfortunate’: Centre

The IT Ministry termed WhatsApp's last moment challenge to the intermediary guidelines as an unfortunate attempt to prevent norms from coming into effect.


26 May 2021
‘WhatsApp Has Clear Double Standards’: IT Veteran Mohandas Pai On Privacy Row

‘WhatsApp Has Clear Double Standards’: IT Veteran Mohandas Pai On Privacy Row

'They (WhatsApp) have clear double standards! Our govt and our law should define and protect our privacy, not these platforms!,' Mohandas Pai said.


19 May 2021
Centre Asks WhatsApp To Withdraw New Privacy Policy, Gives 7-Day Notice

Centre Asks WhatsApp To Withdraw New Privacy Policy, Gives 7-Day Notice

The IT Ministry said that WhatsApp’s privacy policy changes harm the rights of Indian citizens.


19 May 2021
Google I/O 2021: New Privacy Settings, AI Tools And Release Of Android 12 Beta Among New Announcements

Google I/O 2021: New Privacy Settings, AI Tools And Release Of Android 12 Beta Among New Announcements

Google has also announced new enhancements to its Password Manager, which helps users create, remember, save and auto-fill passwords across the web.


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01 March 2021
Delhi HC Grants Centre Three Weeks’ Time To Examine WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy

Delhi HC Grants Centre Three Weeks’ Time To Examine WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy

Many have alleged that WhatsApp’s new privacy policy will enable the instant messaging platform to share users’ data with its parent company—Facebook.


26 February 2021
ByteDance To Pay $92M In Privacy Settlement To US Tiktok Owners

ByteDance To Pay $92M In Privacy Settlement To US Tiktok Owners

Illinois is the only state with a law that allows people to seek monetary damages for data collection without their consent


12 February 2021
Meghan Markle Wins Privacy Breach Claim Against UK Newspaper

Meghan Markle Wins Privacy Breach Claim Against UK Newspaper

London High Court ruled in her favour involving articles in February 2019 that published extracts of a 'personal and private' letter to her estranged father.


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


30 January 2021
Man Finds Lost Pen Drive, Threatens Owner To Post Pictures With Her Boyfriend And Demands 5 Lakh

Man Finds Lost Pen Drive, Threatens Owner To Post Pictures With Her Boyfriend And Demands 5 Lakh

The victim is a law student and was on a trip to Delhi via Mathura with her boyfriend and group of other LLB friends when she lost her pen dive.


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.


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’.


15 January 2021
The NEWS

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week


11 January 2021
What’s Up With WhatsApp?

What’s Up With WhatsApp?

It is time we start working towards an ‘atmanirbhar’ digital India, and formulate regulations that protect citizens from predatory digital monopolies.


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