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Friday, July 10, 2020

data privacy


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

California’s new data privacy law is tough, but how far will companies go to comply?

January 01, 2020 10:23 am

Millions of people in California are now seeing notices on many of the apps and websites they use. “Do Not Sell My Personal Information,” the notices may say, or just “Do Not Sell My Info.”

Sound data policies are imperative to reap the benefits of artificial intelligence

October 01, 2019 5:18 pm

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers incredible potential to improve lives and helps solve intractable problems in India and around the world. AI systems augment human intelligence by analyzing data to find connections that improve the quality and accuracy of human decision-making.

The government must address concerns over privacy and secrecy of data

July 31, 2019 11:05 am

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

July 30, 2019 12:30 am

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