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Data Privacy
India  /  Published 19.01.21

Withdraw policy, WhatsApp told

Amid a huge backlash by users, the Indian government has asked WhatsApp to withdraw its latest changes in privacy policy, saying unilateral changes are not fair and acceptable. The Ministry of Electr...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 19.01.21

Delhi high court judge tunes out on privacy rule

The Delhi high court on Monday said accepting the new privacy policy of social messaging app WhatsApp was a “voluntary” thing and one can choose not to use or join that platform if one did...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.21

Temporary grief: battles with Big Tech to persist

Convenience is addictive. But after transforming our lives, internet-based technologies are getting to the stage where we have to mind the repercussions of using them. Over the past several month...
By Sevanti Ninan

Business  /  Published 15.01.21

WhatsApp defends privacy policy

Under fire over its recent privacy policy update, WhatsApp on Thursday said it is open to answering any questions from the government on the issue and is aware that the company will have to “com...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.01.21

WhatsApp under govt scanner after row

Amid backlash over WhatsApp’s controversial changes of linking its users’ data to Facebook’s other products and services, the government is examining and evaluating this privacy poli...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

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Business  /  Published 13.12.20

Data policy key to future

Tata Sons chairman N. Chandrasekaran on Saturday said post-Covid-19, the new world order offers limitless opportunity for India but for the country to be ready to participate in it, there is a need to...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Science Tech  /  Published 11.10.20

Lesson From TikTok? It’s all about data

Is TikTok, the Chinese-owned social network that is used mostly by teenagers to post dance videos, a national security threat? Whether or not TikTok’s code has been doing something nefarious, th...
By Brian X. Chen

World  /  Published 18.08.20

Google’s clash with Australia panel

Internet giant Google on Monday criticised proposed Australian antitrust laws, saying its free search service would be “at risk” and users’ personal data could be shared if it is mad...
By Reuters, AP in Sydney

Opinion  /  Published 28.07.20

Data haze: Towards a digital control raj?

The report on non-personal data governance framework, released recently, seeks to bring clarity to India’s uncharted data privacy space. While this is welcome, the report seems to have raised mo...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 18.07.20

German court backs data privacy

A German federal court said on Friday that several laws giving investigators access to personal Internet or phone data were unconstitutional and needed to be amended to better protect privacy. The co...
By Reuters in Karlsruhe


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