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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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Personal Data Protection Bill 2018 draft submitted by Justice Srikrishna Committee: Here is what it says

The Personal Data Protection Bill 2018 has been submitted by the Justice BN Srikrishna committee on Data protection to Meity. A quick look at what the bill is saying

Your smartphone could be recording your screen, claims study

A study has revealed that apps shared image and video data with other third parties, without users' knowledge.

California lawmakers approve data-privacy bill opposed by Silicon Valley

Under the proposal, large companies, such as those with data on more than 50,000 people, would be required starting in 2020 to let consumers view the data they have collected on them, request deletion of data, and opt out of having the data sold to third parties.

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