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Data Protection Bill
Opinion  /  Published 21.12.21

Above the rest: Data Bill

It is not personal. Or, at least, it is not just personal. That is what a joint committee of Parliament concluded in its final report on the personal data protection bill. The draft legislation, which...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 17.12.21

Data privacy worry over government reach

The report of the joint parliamentary committee on the contentious Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 was tabled in both Houses on Thursday, and its 93 recommendations amplified concerns about the cen...
By Pheroze L. Vincent, R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 25.11.21

Letters to the Editor: Outrageous matrimonial ads are a source of mirth and indignation

Frog prince Sir — In a country where an overwhelming number of marriages are still arranged, matrimonial ads, with their specific — outrageous? — demands, have often been a source o...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 24.11.21

Gaps remain: Data law

Data is the new gold. So said Prime Minister Narendra Modi two years ago, addressing supporters and potential investors during a public event in the American energy capital of Houston. On Monday, Mr M...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 23.11.21

Data bill finalised, Opp dissents

A 30-member joint parliamentary committee on Monday finalised its report on the contentious Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 after tossing out amendments proposed by Opposition members that were des...
By R. Suryamurthy, Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

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Opinion  /  Published 22.07.21

Big brothers: Pegasus snoopgate

Surveillance, real or imagined, is emblematic of both absolute power as well as its corruption. The United States of America and its allies recently accused China of being the patron of a global espio...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 04.06.21

WhatsApp policy clarity

WhatsApp on Thursday said it will not limit the functionality of the messaging app for users not agreeing to its new privacy policy, but will continue to send reminders about the update. WhatsApp sai...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.21

Editorial: Misty past

It is never easy when there is no defined law on an issue. The right to be forgotten, for instance, has become an urgent theme, since the internet, databases and social media platforms can retain pers...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.21

WhatsApp nation: Faustian bargains on the internet

In an era of relentless privatization, nationalization has become a bad word. It is synonymous with populism — Indira Gandhi’s bank nationalization drive — economic failure — t...
By Arghya Sengupta

Opinion  /  Published 04.12.20

Face value: New surveillance

A report by the Internet Freedom Foundation estimates that 32 facial recognition technology systems are getting installed in India under Project Panoptic. This is worrying in a country where, in spite...
By The Editorial Board


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