Data Privacy
Business  /  Published 24.06.19

Voluntary Aadhaar bill in House

A bill to allow the voluntary use of Aadhaar as an identity proof to open bank accounts and procure mobile phone connections was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday amid opposition. The bill will am...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 31.10.18

Aadhaar's future rests on data protection law

Much like the ship of Theseus, Aadhaar continues to be made and remade piece by piece over time. What started off as a universal identity programme during the regime of the United Progressive Alliance...
By Arghya Sengupta

India  /  Published 02.05.20

Unhealthy tag on Aarogya diktat

The Centre has mandated that all public and private-sector employees use the contact-tracing app Aarogya Setu as part of the efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, brushing away concerns related to d...
By Reuters and Our Bureau in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.18

Thy neighbour’s phone

The world is getting smaller. So are the devices that make the world a small place. Conversely, the world inside these machines is expanding as is their presence — in a public space, a hand-held gad...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 05.10.18

Reloading the matrix

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the world wide web has turned out to be something of a Frankenstein’s monster. Its creator, though, is no Victor Frankenstein. The father of the web, Tim ...
By The Editorial Board


Opinion  /  Published 18.11.19

We hate data collection but we can't stop it

We’re being watched. We know we’re being watched, and we don’t think the watchers have our best interests at heart. They try to mollify us, arguing that we’re being watched for our own good an...
By Farhad Manjoo / New York Times News Service

World  /  Published 11.12.18

FB scrutiny plan a 'game-changer'

An Australian plan for tougher scrutiny and a new regulatory body to check the dominance of tech giants Facebook and Google in the online advertising and news markets has been described as a potential...
By Reuters in Sydney

India  /  Published 11.12.19

Data privacy bill row

The Personal Data Protection Bill was on Wednesday referred to a joint select committee of both Houses of Parliament amid strong protests from the Opposition, which said citizens’ right to privacy w...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 28.11.19

The internet is making spies out of citizens

Each one of us possesses a sense of self that is unique and unlikely to be confused with anyone else’s. There may be times when we sense our uniqueness melt away and merge with something beyond the ...
By Samantak Das

India  /  Published 12.09.19

Oil, data don’t mix in world of FB and Ambani

Facebook has squared off for battle against Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani over India’s tough data privacy regulations.On Thursday, Facebook’s vice-president for global affairs and ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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