data privacy

Is India the Wild West of data privacy?

Is India the Wild West of data privacy?

February 2, 2021

The parliamentary panel on Information Technology has been holding discussions on the Personal Data Protection Bill for almost a year now. Even as the bill stays in a draft stage, on the ground a lot has changed that would make a material difference to data privacy and protection...

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Let Data Protection Authority regulate nonpersonal data, disband panel: IFF

Let Data Protection Authority regulate nonpersonal data, disband panel: IFF

January 23, 2021

Internet and privacy activist group Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF)  has urged the government to immediately disband the panel headed by former Infosys chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan that drafted the report on nonpersonal data as well as its revised version. The revised draft is...

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A Signal to exit WhatsApp

A Signal to exit WhatsApp

January 16, 2021

Late on Friday, WhatsApp, world’s leading messaging app, announced that it was delaying the implementation of its new privacy policy which would have led to sharing of comprehensive user profile and sensitive data with Facebook, its parent. Users now have till May 15 to accept ...

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Increasing data privacy concerns over Aarogya Setu app

Increasing data privacy concerns over Aarogya Setu app

October 30, 2020

Claimed to be world’s most downloaded contact tracing app, Aarogya Setu app, found itself again in the eye of storm when the Central Information Commission (CIC) asked the National Informatics Centre (NIC) for some specific details on the app and the NIC said it had no informat...

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Public Data, Private Interest

Public Data, Private Interest

January 31, 2018

At the cusp of a data revolution, India is witnessing a tectonic shift in technology, as it transforms many aspects of lives and ways of thinking. While there is little doubt that big data is the new cash cow, the main question is whether India is geared up to protect privacy and...

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