Data Protection
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

Opinion  /  Published 26.11.20

Rub it out: Right to be forgotten

Privacy has more than one aspect. Circulating sexually explicit images of women when a relationship has soured, or of acts of sexual violence against them, on the internet —  specifically o...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 13.11.20

Dark web: Cyber attacks on pharmaceuticals

Public health has been compromised by the pandemic. The health of pharmaceutical companies is under threat too, but from a different kind of source. The Indian pharmaceutical company, Lupin, is the la...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 05.10.20

Personal data bill in budget session

The Personal Data Protection Bill, which proposes to put restriction on the use of personal data without the explicit consent of citizens, is likely to be tabled in next year’s Budget session of...
By PTI in New Delhi


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

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 

Technology  /  Published 31.12.19

Tech march & it's Orwellian fears

Look at Instagram, for instance. India, with 73-million users, gets a podium finish, coming in second after the US, which has 116-million users. In terms of numbers, India’s a giant jewel in the...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

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

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


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