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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

World  /  Published 18.07.20

German court backs data privacy

A German federal court said on Friday that several laws giving investigators access to personal Internet or phone data were unconstitutional and needed to be amended to better protect privacy. The co...
By Reuters in Karlsruhe

India  /  Published 10.07.20

Why reveal names of Covid-19 patients, asks Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court on Friday sought to know why should the names of persons who have tested positive for Covid-19 be disclosed and said the issue involves privacy rights of such patients. A divisi...
By PTI in Mumbai

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

Technology  /  Published 05.07.20

iOS 14 and Android 11 promise big on security

Privacy matters. The information on your phone is yours. The biggest takeaway from Apple’s recent WWDC announcements is that privacy cannot be compromised. This means, apps that track you across...
By Mathures Paul in

India  /  Published 21.12.18

'Snoopendra' logs in

The Centre has named nine central agencies and Delhi police as those authorised to intercept, monitor and decrypt information transmitted by or stored in any computer, raising the spectre of an Orwell...
By Anita Joshua and G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.12.18

The high price of 'free' digital platforms

Freedom is not quite ‘free’. The power of digital platforms — also labelled ‘technological giants’ — has brought this irony home. Whether it is the Australian Competition and Consumer Comm...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 21.04.20

High Court data privacy query to Kerala

Kerala High Court on Tuesday asked the state government to explain why it had not sought legal opinion before striking a deal with a US-based firm on processing data related to Covid-19 patients, rais...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Opinion  /  Published 11.07.19

Selling government data: It's complicated

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By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 10.07.19

Students' fundamental right to privacy is at stake

The Age of Information idolizes digital connections. But the desire to establish such links may not always be innocent. A letter from the department of higher education has ‘requested’ — directe...
By The Editorial Board in


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