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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

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.19

Aadhaar ordinance undermines democracy

Vrinda Bhandari is a lawyer in Delhi. She appeared for some of the petitioners in the Aadhaar case before the Supreme Court....
By Vrinda Bhandari

Education  /  Published 05.03.19

Rampant use of CCTV in public invades privacy

NOTo catch a thiefCCTVs in public places act as security devices. They might help trace shop lifters or thieves in disguise. Crimes such as harassment of women may also reduce because of CCTV cameras ...
By The Telegraph

Technology  /  Published 21.01.19

Not on social media but privacy at risk

Friends or contacts might be unwittingly giving away information about the likes or dislikes of people who have shunned or abandoned digital social media networks, a team of scientists said on Monday....
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.11.19

When ‘Big Brother’ isn’t scary enough

Seven decades after the publication of George Orwell’s 1984, “Big Brother” remains the go-to metaphor for surveillance, big and small. “Fried onion meets 1984,” read the header of a Wired ar...
By Lora Kelley / New York Times News Service

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World  /  Published 30.01.20

FB to pay $550m to settle lawsuit

Facebook said on Wednesday that it had agreed to pay $550 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over its use of facial recognition technology in Illinois, giving privacy groups a major victory that...
By New York Times News Service in New York

India  /  Published 06.01.19

Experts oppose govt attempt to control Internet data

Legal activists and Internet privacy experts on Saturday expressed concern about what they said were attempts by the government to intercept and control Internet data.“Today, each application on our...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.01.19

Why the surrogacy bill is troubling

After overcoming many obstacles, the surrogacy (regulation) bill has been passed by the Lok Sabha. The bill, if passed by the Rajya Sabha, will ban commercial surrogacy and narrow the pool of surrogat...
By Kingson Chingakham

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

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


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