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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Data breach incidents in India higher than global average

All companies surveyed in India were using cloud technology, with 92 per cent of respondents sharing sensitive data on cloud system.

Writing, accessing data made easy with new material

Materials whose magnetic properties can be quickly and easily manipulated in order to write and access data on them are needed.

Where everything can be leaked, whither digital literacy?

With every such hack, there is a backlash calling for more secure technological systems and stricter international laws around privacy and data protection.

State tops country in accident deaths: NCRB

Maharashtra tops the country in number of accident deaths,as per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data.

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

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

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