Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicData privacy

Topic: data privacy

Auction for your eyeballs: Google is sharing our personal data at a staggering scale

In the quarter ending in March, 2022, Google made about $54 billion from advertising. The consequences? Surveillance, and all your private information on sale in a digital market.

Whose driving data is it? Ola e-scooter accident in Assam triggers privacy controversy

When Ola Electric released a statement on the accident, it detailed how that particular vehicle was being driven. That has set off a firestorm.

AI products, services need data but don’t have to invade privacy. It needs future-proofing

As AI models depend on data quality to deliver salient results, their continued existence hinges on privacy protection being integral to their design.

India’s law enforcement framework needs to strike a balance between legal and illegal

India needs a mechanism that enables the law enforcement and security agencies to intervene legally, without having to adopt grey tactics.

Data privacy too complex to be decided by mere voice vote. Debate Data Protection Bill first

The 2022 Budget session brought the Personal Data Protection Bill. But it should know that data protection is a murky business.

Tek Fog shrouds an escalating political war, firms need to retake control of technologies

Tim Culpan and Andy Mukherjee write that govts may be able to combat misinformation if they tried, but they aren't reliable, so social media firms need to take the lead.

Drone policing during Covid exposes India’s need for data protection law

Modi govt's Draft Drone Rules 2021 do not have any of the incremental provisions of the Unmanned Aircraft System Rules 2021 or any mention of safeguards to privacy.

Most voters may not care about Pegasus but data is individual sovereignty too

Surveillance is the context and condition of democracy in India today. Sedition is its prime punishment.

Won’t enforce privacy policy till data bill is implemented, WhatsApp tells Delhi HC

WhatsApp told the court that it would continue to display the update to its users but would not limit the functionality for those not opting for new privacy policy.

WhatsApp is ‘tricking’ users into accepting its new privacy policy, Centre tells Delhi HC

In affidavit submitted Wednesday, Centre said WhatsApp was indulging in 'anti-user' practices and forcing them to accept the updated policy that had earlier raised data privacy concerns.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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