General Data Protection Regulation
Opinion  /  Published 01.12.21

Memory trap: Internet

Most people have had embarrassing moments and made mistakes they are not proud of. Many of them learn and change. But what if the world refuses to accept their evolution? What if humankind forgets how...
By The Editorial Board

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

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 26.04.21

Editorial: Skewed focus

Trust is imperative; this is the principle underlying the new regulations unveiled by the European Union to govern the use of artificial intelligence. Trust can only stem from transparency. Therefore,...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 15.02.21

SC notice to Centre, WhatsApp over privacy

The Supreme Court Monday asked the Centre and WhatsApp to reply to a fresh plea alleging lower standards of privacy for Indians in comparison to European users saying it is the duty of the judiciary t...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in New Delhi

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 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

World  /  Published 08.07.19

BA faces £183m data breach fine

Britain’s data regulator said on Monday it wants to fine British Airways £183 million over a data breach that compromised information on half a million customers — the biggest fine to date under ...
By AP in London


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