Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicData protection

Topic: data protection

JPC looking at personal data protection bill as national prosperity issue an odd choice

The Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 has global significance, but the report by the Joint Parliamentary Committee that came two years later is disappointing.

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.

Parliamentary panel looking at Data Protection Bill recommends 89 changes, says BJP MP Lekhi

The draft of the bill, approved by the Cabinet in December 2019, proposes to put restriction on use of personal data without explicit consent of citizens.

Data Protection Bill won’t get cleared in its current version — BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Speaking at the Global Technology Summit 2020 organised by Carnegie India, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said the joint parliamentary committee is going to redraw the bill.

Non-personal data rules draft has ‘grey areas’, data privacy bill architect BN Srikrishna says

Non-Personal Data Governance Framework has been devised by an expert committee led by Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan. It's currently open for feedback.

Modi govt plans to change the way it handles data, to assess ministries on system they follow

Niti Aayog and NIC will conduct the assessment. A Data Governance Quality Index scorecard will be prepared based on the results and the ministries will be ranked.

Zoom addresses data privacy concerns, offers paying clients new call control facilities

Zoom chief technology officer Brendan Ittelson Monday said the ability to select preferred data center locations will be available from 18 April.

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

How India’s data bill falls short of offering solutions for regulating digital competition

The bill’s brute force approach to giving users control over their digital selves through data portability provision runs roughshod over market dynamics.

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.

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File photo of PM Narendra Modi with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi | Bloomberg

Sri Lanka in ‘debt trap’, India’s response shows pushback against China has begun

While China waits for a Hambantota Port-like 'takeover' of Colombo port city, India has responded with great alacrity to Sri Lanka’s financial needs.
A Life Insurance Corporation building in Kolkata, India | Bloomberg

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.