March 13, 2020 10:37 am
India has set itself a goal of a $1-trillion digital economy. This ambitious target will require it to develop a thriving start-up ecosystem. It is therefore important that the privacy bill does not lead to an uneven playing field for them.
February 22, 2020 9:04 am
In note to House panel, judge points to watering down, foreign lobbying
January 17, 2020 3:29 am
An earlier draft of the Bill, prepared by the Justice Srikrishna committee, had provided exemptions to the government for collecting such data for security, criminal investigations and crime prevention.
January 07, 2020 2:31 am
The Bill will be a first of its kind in the country, mandating certain types of data to be stored only in the country and giving some rights to users to control how their data is used.
January 03, 2020 11:56 am
The unregulated use of private datasets in governance also has consequences for the people and communities who are being made more visible, or are being invisiblised, through the use of this data.
December 13, 2019 2:07 am
The decision to sidestep the IT Parliamentary Standing Committee and send the Bill to a JSC had triggered significant backlash from Opposition members on Wednesday.
December 12, 2019 3:55 am
Rejecting the Opposition’s allegations of surveillance as “completely wrong, unsustainable, malicious and misleading”, Prasad said, “What we are doing is, we are protecting the privacy of Indians.”
December 11, 2019 1:05 pm
Even before the bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government will bring a resolution in the House to refer it to a joint select committee of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
December 11, 2019 10:45 pm
Parliament Winter Session 2019, Citizenship Amendment Bill HIGHLIGHTS: The Bill was passed with 125 members voting in favour of the motion and 105 voting against it.
December 11, 2019 4:46 am
To study this topic, the IT Ministry formed a Committee of Experts under the chairmanship of Infosys co-founder