personal data

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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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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