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Data Protection
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 in

Opinion  /  Published 08.07.20

Aarogya Setu: Privacy in the time of a pandemic

The global coronavirus pandemic has ensured the destruction of the status quo in almost every domain of human activity. While countless lives and livelihoods have been destroyed and the crisis is pick...
By Mandira Narain and Prabhat Mishra  in

Opinion  /  Published 26.09.19

Internet access is a fundamental human right

Even a single source of light can provide enough illumination to pierce through darkness. This was evident in the recent verdict of the Kerala High Court, which ruled that internet access is a fundame...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 09.07.19

Data localization: The battle has only just begun

A cat-and-mouse game is being played out on the world stage on the contentious issue of the free flow of data between nations — a subject on which India has started to dig its heels in. The Narendra...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 26.06.19

RBI slightly eases data storage rules

The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday cut some slack for banks and payment system providers such as Mastercard and Visa, permitting them to store data relating to certain transactions on their server...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 07.03.19

Fight for right to privacy must be ceaseless

Snooping is quite noble. Something to this effect seemed to be the underlying message of the Narendra Modi government’s affidavit to the Supreme Court last week. In January, the Supreme Court had gi...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 21.11.19

The eyes have it

Social media is a boon as long as it can be used as a propaganda tool by the State. It is a bane when people use it to criticize the government. Asian countries, including Bangladesh, Singapore, Vietn...
By Sonia Sarkar in

Opinion  /  Published 11.12.19

Govt's digital agenda under watch

The Narendra Modi government has been aggressively pushing a digital agenda, which is noble in intent but flawed in purpose. Digital records of citizens enable the poorest of the poor to gain access t...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 11.12.19

Govt to send data protection bill to JSC

The government proposed on Wednesday to send the Personal Data Protection Bill to a joint select committee of both Houses of Parliament amid protests by the Opposition.Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.12.19

Cabinet approves Personal Data Protection Bill

The government on Wednesday approved the Personal Data Protection Bill that will spell out a framework for handling of personal data including its processing by public and private entities.The decisio...
By PTI in New Delhi


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