Wednesday, 26 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 Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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