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DATA PROTECTION NEWS

Justice Srikrishna calls new Data Protection Bill a blank cheque to the state

February 29, 2020 12:30 pm

Justice Srikrishna, who chaired the original committee on Data Protection and released the first draft of the Personal Data Protection (PDP) bill in 2018, asked: ‘Can the Data Protection Authority act independently if they are just a nominee of the government?’

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.

Some data can be stored abroad without copy in India, Rs 15 cr fine for misuse

December 05, 2019 7:17 am

A previous draft of the Bill required a copy of all personal data to be stored in India — a provision that was criticised by foreign technology companies and civil society stakeholders.

Breaking up (with Facebook) is hard to do: Here's how

December 23, 2018 5:47 pm

For some Facebook users, the past two years of privacy scandals, election manipulation by Russian trolls, executive apologies and even the political disagreements with friends and relatives have become too much.

Data protection bill may miss winter session introduction

December 01, 2018 5:52 am

The bill proposes seeking “explicit consent” for processing 'sensitive personal information' like religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation and biometric details. It suggests steps for safeguarding personal information, defines obligations of data processors as rights of individuals

Japan tells Facebook to improve data protection

October 22, 2018 3:46 pm

Japan's Personal Information Protection Commission, which investigated the Cambridge Analytica incident with authorities in Britain and elsewhere, issued a statement on Monday detailing its request to Facebook.

India refuses to relax data localisation deadline, digital payment firms in a bind

October 16, 2018 10:32 am

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai wrote to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, advocating free flow of data across borders as such a step will encourage global companies to contribute to India's digital economy.

Facebook's lead EU regulator opens probe into data breach

October 04, 2018 8:17 am

Facebook said on Friday that hackers had stolen login codes that allowed them to access nearly 50 million Facebook accounts, its worst-ever security breach given the unprecedented level of potential access.

The little done, the great un-done

July 31, 2018 7:55 am

The model proposed by Srikrishna committee leaves too many exceptions, especially when government is the data collector and user. Building a data protection regime requires leadership from government, lawmakers.

Deconstructing the proposed draft data protection law

July 30, 2018 1:54 pm

As of now, there is no statutory framework that holistically protects informational privacy of individuals in India.