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The government must address concerns over privacy and secrecy of data

We believe that with big data comes big responsibility. As demonstrated by Cambridge Analytica and numerous other data breaches, poorly designed systems create risks for individuals, businesses and governments.

Going local

Broad-based data localisation norms should be resisted. Norms should be contextual, driven by type of data, its specific setting.

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Facebook US data transfer case goes to Europe's top court

The Europe top court decision is expected by the end of this year.

A digital helper that puts user privacy first

A group of computer scientists at Stanford University received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation last month. The grant is for an internet service they hope will serve as a Switzerland of sorts for systems that use human language to control computers, smartphones and internet devices in homes and offices.

Musical.ly app slapped with record fine for illegal collection of kids' personal info

The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday announced a $5.7 million settlement with Musical.ly, a popular video social network now known as TikTok, over accusations that the company’s app illegally collected personal information about children.

Home Ministry refuses to give reasons behind allowing intelligence agencies to access computer data

In an RTI response to activist Venkatesh Nayak, the ministry has said the information is classified as "top secret" and it cannot be disclosed as it is exempted under Section 8(1)(a), 8(1)(g) and 8(1)(h) of the RTI Act.

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg absent from data privacy hearing, as exec faces fire

The rare "international grand committee" of lawmakers from nine countries gathered in London to get answers about Facebook's handling of personal data and made a point of leaving an empty seat with Zuckerberg's name tag.

Apple launches privacy website, gives users more control

Apple is now designing products and services “to minimise collection of personal data”.

New Mexico sues Google, Twitter, other mobile app makers over privacy concerns

The lawsuit accuses advertising businesses run by Google, Twitter and three other companies, along with the app maker Tiny Lab Productions, of violating a law meant to keep private the personal data of children under 13.

To plug the data spill

Data flows away from ordinary citizens, to those who collect and may misuse it. My Data Privacy and Protection Bill, unlike the govt's, places the individual at the core.

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