Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicData In Law

Topic: Data In Law

Govts want backdoor entry to encrypted WhatsApp texts. It can also be backdoor for hackers

Celebrity WhatsApp texts have been flashed on TV ever since the Sushant Singh Rajput case took over news. Govts do not need backdoor access to it.

No law for bio emergencies, no strategy for next pandemic – India must learn from Covid

When the Covid pandemic struck, India ran to hire epidemiologists, make a plan and set up committees. That’s a glaring public health gap.

Banking to groceries — Data Protection Authority has multi-sector role, but must be efficient

We need to carefully consider how the DPA can effectively operationalise different aspects of its mandate with the least amount of state capacity.

Yes Bank, PNB crises shows why RBI needs a data-first approach to supervision

To expect the RBI to effectively monitor multiple aspects of the banks and other regulated entities is a tall order.

If India wants cross-border data, it must reform its laws and surveillance strategies

Any discussion on personal data access in India necessarily requires a reiteration of the Supreme Court's Puttaswamy verdict, which declared privacy a fundamental right.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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