Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicData protection bill

Topic: Data protection bill

Yet another spam call? Here’s how they probably got your number & why you should worry

There’s no dedicated data protection law in India yet, and your personal details could land up with anyone — even cybercrime modules that specialise in ‘phishing’ and ‘vishing’.

JPC report on data protection bill has loopholes & more bad news for social media companies

The amended Bill gives the central govt more power to make key decisions, enough for social media companies to be wary.

Non-personal data, social media — what new ‘data protection bill’ could look like

House panel studying the bill seeks to bring in non-personal data within its ambit. Treatment of social media platforms as ‘publishers’ is another significant suggestion.

Jubilation over number of CCTVs is bizarre. India needs to make privacy laws, not become China

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

How Personal Data Protection Bill treats privacy of children’s data and age of consent

A panel discussion held by YLAC Friday, in a joint initiative with ThePrint, discussed age of consent, children’s data collection and finding a balance between open internet access and children’s safety.

Indian startups can help post-pandemic recovery, but need revised data protection bill

Startups have many concerns about the bill in its current form — such as compliance costs, restrictions on cross-border data flows and respect for IP rights.

Isn’t Google violating fundamental rights by controlling users’ choices? MPs ask tech giant

Questioning Google regarding the Data Protection Bill, a parliamentary panel asked how it could be a neutral platform if it is engaged in both ads & content.

Parliamentary panel grills Paytm on Chinese stake, says consumer data must be stored in India

The panel, which is looking into the Data Protection Bill, asked Paytm why servers with data of its customers are abroad when it claims to be an Indian firm.

5 cases in 25 years of Internet that changed how India logs online

In 1995, telecom minister Sukh Ram made the first mobile call to Jyoti Basu. And VSNL’s internet service was terrible. But its dial-up link over poor fixed telephone lines opened up a new world for us.

Ayushman Bharat can be a success if Modi govt incentivises digital data for private players

Modi govt’s proposed Personal Data Protection Bill has to be in conjunction with its blueprint governing India’s health data. But can it make private players participate?

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.