Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicData privacy

Topic: data privacy

Why Modi govt withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill

The Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 was withdrawn Wednesday after parliamentary panel recommended 81 changes. Govt is now working on a new ‘comprehensive legal framework’.

Uber Files leak shows why India’s approach to security and privacy matters

The Uber Files investigation is a lesson for regulators, researchers and academics about the risks of platformisation of digital economies.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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