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Parliamentary panel recommends more accountability of social media platforms

It also recommended widening the scope of proposed data protection legislation

17 Dec 2021 7:22 AM

India investing in developing capabilities in 5G & 6G tech: PM Modi

PM said the greatest product of tech today is data and that India has created a robust framework of data protection, privacy and security

18 Nov 2021 11:17 PM

Young group of hacker pals carried out Twitter attack, not Russia: NYT

The paper interviewed four people who took part in the hacking, who shared logs and screenshots to back up their statements of what happened

18 Jul 2020 8:57 PM

As pressure mounts on US to ban TikTok since India's move, White House decision expected in weeks

A group of 24 influential Republican congressmen have urged Trump to ban TikTok and other Chinese mobile applications over security concerns

16 Jul 2020 8:33 PM

EU-US data pact does not conform to GDPR: Top EU court junks privacy infringing deal

It will no longer be assumed that tech firms like Facebook will adequately protect European users’ privacy when it sends it to the US.

16 Jul 2020 5:21 PM


Get Aarogya Setu from Google, Apple app stores only, Pakistan collecting data via fake links: Police

Some people have been receiving malicious links via WhatsApp and SMS, the police said in its cyber security alert

06 May 2020 6:11 PM

The need for a data protection law becomes evident from the recent Zoom fiasco

None of the protections afforded by a privacy law are in place yet, which leaves our data open to exploitation by tech companies

03 Apr 2020 4:10 PM

OkCupid, Tinder developer supports US bill to curb child abuse online

Digital rights activists argue that the bill is an indirect way to weaken online encryption in the name of better law enforcement access

11 Mar 2020 7:56 PM

Partial win for Google in Right To Be Forgotten case: Court decides search results display order

A man cleared of sexual abuse charges wanted Google to remove news of his trial, court ordered Google to display news of his acquittal first

07 Mar 2020 7:49 PM

Trends that will shape Data Protection landscape in India in the year 2020

It will become imperative for organisations to better protect and manage their critical data by deploying robust data protection solutions.

30 Jan 2020 1:50 PM


Ireland questions Facebook on transcription of users’ audio

The DPC, Facebook’s lead EU regulator, already has eight individual probes into the US social media giant.

15 Aug 2019 10:25 AM

Is a USD 5 billion fine the least painful part of Facebook's settlement?

The real question, remains what type of restrictions and requirements will be placed on FB to ensure future compliance.

24 Jul 2019 1:39 PM

USD 5 billion US fine set for Facebook on privacy probe: report

Facebook has also faced questions about whether it improperly shared user data with business partners in violation of earlier settlement.

13 Jul 2019 10:46 AM

Ravi Shankar Prasad warns social media firms on platform misuse

IT Ministry, last year, began work on tightening rules for social media and online companies, for which it held wide public consultations.

03 Jun 2019 5:28 PM

More than 95,000 data breach complaints since rules kicked in

The GDPR gives new powers to privacy enforcers, allowing them to levy fines of up to 4 percent of global revenue.

27 Jan 2019 10:33 AM


Personal data for sale

'We don't sell people's data,' says Facebook's Zuckerberg.

25 Jan 2019 5:46 PM

Data dump: China sees surge in personal information up for sale

Personal data has become widely available in China and can be scooped up for pennies.

23 Aug 2018 8:26 PM

Trai chief’s personal info not from Aadhaar database: UIDAI

‘Hacked info on Sharma’s details there in public domain’.

30 Jul 2018 1:21 AM

Personal details of TRAI chief not hacked from Aadhaar database: UIDAI

TRAI chief on Saturday shared his Aadhaar number publicly, daring anyone to show how mere knowledge of number can be misused to harm him.

29 Jul 2018 7:31 PM

Apps should collect minimal data like Aadhar: TRAI chief

Some apps are ridiculously collecting more-than-required data and the customers are unaware of what is being done with it, RS Sharma said.

18 Jul 2018 11:05 AM