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

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

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

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

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

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.

Simply Put: The language of data protection

Who is a data principal or a data fiduciary? When is data called sensitive, and what is a data trust score? A breakdown of the new terminology in the draft for IT Ministry’s data protection Bill.


The little done, the great un-done

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

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

As big data starts boosting AI growth, here are some recommended guidelines for India

While acknowledging the need to intensify AI actions, India requires tailored guidelines which is a blend of international principles along with existing local privacy standards to achieve to an effective and responsible AI ecosystem

Popular apps may secretly take screenshots of your activity

Top apps could be recording screenshots and videos from smartphone users, which could also record personal details of consumers.