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A data protection law would have made WhatsApp privacy update illegal

January 23, 2021 8:38 am

As Digital India expands and brings in more users from the current base of 70 crore, and more take to social media for communications and business, they must be ensured a safer digital space, given that most wouldn’t be aware of the reach of the data being generated

For a digital world, more democratic

September 16, 2020 3:53 pm

Consent-based models on data privacy need to be supported by ones based on accountability

8 tricks to improve security, privacy of your phone

August 21, 2020 3:08 am

Eight simple tips and tricks to help you boost the security and privacy of your smartphone.

Karnataka: Personal data of those in home quarantine online for hours, govt later corrects 'glitch'

July 13, 2020 11:27 am

The list of thousands of people across 30 districts of the state – including their full names, mobile number, address, and date of completion of home quarantine – was available in public domain.

Aarogya Setu and patient tracking tools: A serious infringement of digital privacy

May 28, 2020 6:46 pm

BECIL tender wants bidding companies to offer surveillance instruments that eye suspects, not just patients. We have no information on where this data is being stored, the period of storage, and whether the data will be deleted after the COVID-19 crisis passes.

Privacy breach

February 24, 2020 1:50 am

Justice Srikrishna sees the shadow of Big Brother in reworked data protection bill. His concern is not misplaced.

Explained: What a Dutch ruling means for digital identification schemes worldwide

February 15, 2020 8:38 am

Last week, a Dutch district court ruled against an identification mechanism called SyRI (System Risk Indicator), because of data privacy and human rights concerns.

400 million social media users are set to lose their anonymity in India

February 13, 2020 12:18 pm

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and TikTok will have to reveal users’ identities if Indian government agencies ask them to, according to the country’s controversial new rules for social media companies and messaging apps expected to be published later this month.

Telnet data leak: Passwords for over 5 lakh IoT devices, home routers posted online

January 20, 2020 7:53 pm

In a massive data leak, Telnet credentials of over five lakh users have been published online on a hacking forum. The latest Telnet leak seems much bigger and more serious as a lot more credentials have been exposed.

Fines for European privacy breaches reach 114 mn euros: Report

January 20, 2020 9:03 am

European regulators have imposed 114 million euros ($126 million) in fines for data breaches since tougher privacy rules came into force in mid-2018