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Validity of models, methodology of data collection questionable: India on WHO Covid deaths report

May 05, 2022 7:54 pm

According to the report, there were 4.7 million Covid deaths in India -- 10 times the official figures and almost a third of Covid deaths globally.

China outlines vision for four mega data centre clusters

December 29, 2021 2:12 pm

The move comes as energy-hungry data centres located in China's east have found it difficult to expand due to limits imposed by local governments on electricity consumption.

Europeans should control their B-to-B data, says EU commissioner

January 08, 2020 8:15 pm

Thierry Breton did not give details on how this might be achieved in an interview with the financial daily Les Echos published on Tuesday. But his remarks after one month in the job shed light on the direction he wants to pursue.

Sunday Long Reads: Pollution, Sustainability, mental health and more

November 03, 2019 11:16 am

A tiny group of conscious urban consumers is seeking a way to a low-carbon, low-guilt life. Is it possible?

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.

Regulation of non-personal data: MeitY sets up new committee

September 14, 2019 1:34 am

Elaborating further on community data, the committee argued that “degree of involvement of larger community in building the body of data” challenges the notion of “individual control over personal data”, the Ministry said in its order.

It is time we recognised that survey data cannot be interpreted in the way it used to be

July 27, 2019 10:19 am

India was a pioneer in data collection some 70 years ago. It should be recalled that GDP data in the first 30- odd years was based on the consumption data collected by the NSSO. Poverty rates, and policies, were based on NSSO data.

Sharing data for deals? More like watching it go with a sigh

December 25, 2018 4:09 pm

European lawmakers passed a sweeping privacy law in Europe, known as the General Data Protection Regulation. That was followed by a California state law on privacy, which its advocates hoped would serve as a model for the nation.

iProov hopes to bring face verification to every smartphone

November 12, 2018 4:07 pm

iProov uses a combination of RGB to illuminate the face in a cryptographic sequence which remains unique for a person in his or her entire lifetime.

United Nations World Data Forum: What it means for India

October 26, 2018 4:12 pm

A comprehensive legal framework for data requires to be more than a discussion or a report and which does not fall within the confines of a political regime


The rise in government requests for Facebook data: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

There has been a surge in government requests for “information” and “user accounts” from Facebook, according to a report released by the social media giant. Take a look in today’s News in Numbers.

Developing nations grow in terms of internet usage as developed countries flatline: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

The growth rate in internet usage is increasing in developing nations, also because there is more scope for it when compared with developed countries. But look at the numbers closely and you will once again find that the digital divide has not reduce