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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

Opinion  /  Published 30.12.18

Govt must ensure law abiding citizen's privacy isn't violated

Prying eyesSir — The Central government recently passed an order allowing 10 investigative agencies to intercept and monitor electronic data (“Snoopendra logs in”, Dec 22). The decision has invi...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 22.11.19

Private use of Aadhaar data challenged

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to respond to a petition challenging the validity of amendments that allow private entities to use the Aadhaar data furnished voluntarily by customers for identi...
By Our legal correspondent in New Delhi

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Business  /  Published 22.02.19

Twitter boss to give Delhi meet a miss

Microblogging site Twitter is planning to send Colin Crowell, head of public policy, to appear before the parliamentary panel on information technology on Monday — a move that could intensify the fa...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

World  /  Published 18.02.19

UK wants tougher rules for Facebook

British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules to keep Facebook and other tech firms from acting like 'digital gangsters' and intentionally violating data privacy and c...
By AP in London

Business  /  Published 24.06.19

Voluntary Aadhaar bill in House

A bill to allow the voluntary use of Aadhaar as an identity proof to open bank accounts and procure mobile phone connections was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday amid opposition. The bill will am...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Technology  /  Published 17.04.19

Snapchat is innovating in a big way

Only a year ago, critics screamed “Oh, Snap!” For Snapchat, 2017-18 was a dark period from which the disappearing-message app is finally finding an escape. At a time when Facebook has been taken t...
By Mathures Paul

Opinion  /  Published 31.10.18

Aadhaar's future rests on data protection law

Much like the ship of Theseus, Aadhaar continues to be made and remade piece by piece over time. What started off as a universal identity programme during the regime of the United Progressive Alliance...
By Arghya Sengupta


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