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An official shows a bracelet and complementary tracking app that will be given to inbound travelers requiring compulsory home-quarantine at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) on March 18. | Bloomberg

Your smartphone data is the solution to fighting Covid-19

Most people have wearable devices, which can collect their vitals and lifestyles. Machines that can identify trends and raise recommendations can then read this data
Union Minister Amit Shah at Parliament | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePirnt

The real reason Amit Shah wants to know your mother tongue

In the absence of a proper data protection law, the NPR is an excessive centralisation of personal data waiting to be politically misused.
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Pakistan is a backward state, but not in the use of digital surveillance

Under the pretence of promoting security and access to services, Pakistan has relentlessly crept deeper into its citizens’ lives.
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The internet should hide your data, not share it

People who go to the effort of protecting their privacy inherently seems suspicious. But imagine if we regarded privacy protection as akin to a form of vaccination.

Sorry Zuckerberg, but China is finally standing up to giants for data privacy & protection

When Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress, he warned that regulating Facebook’s use of personal data would cause US to fall behind Chinese companies.

BJP promised Northeast development, but citizenship bill could push Assam towards insurgency

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‘Data nationalism’ needed to combat misuse by tech firms, hostile countries: Mohandas Pai

Manipal Education chief T.V. Mohandas Pai was speaking at a panel discussion at Global Technology Summit where experts exchanged views on ‘Future of Data’.
File photo of External Affair Minister S. Jaishankar | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Data protection is part of national security, it’s the new influence, says Jaishankar

To be a global power, India has to be a leading force in harnessing data, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar says at Global Technology Summit.
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India in bottom three as study assesses privacy laws in 47 countries

A study of 47 countries and their regulations to ensure citizens' data is protected has shown that most countries don't do enough.
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‘Digital colonialism’: Why countries like India want to take control of data from Big Tech

India has been the most vocal supporter for data localisation, promoting its own regulation as 'a template for the developing world'.

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Migrant workers move in packed buses | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

India’s Covid-19 exodus isn’t like Partition but 2020 has one thing in common with 1947

Covid-19 & Partition share one key element which leaders today overlooked as cavalierly as the founders of India and Pakistan did in 1947: Fear.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

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Newly-appointed CDS General Bipin Rawat

Ready to operate beyond mandate to fight the pandemic: CDS Bipin Rawat

In interview to ThePrint, Rawat also says Quick Reaction Medical Teams (QRMTs) have been readied to mobilise at short notice to meet the requirements of civil administration.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.