Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicData protection

Topic: data protection

More power & data access to govt — all about personal data protection bill

Modi government’s contentious data protection bill has drawn criticism over a free reign to govt agencies. ThePrint explains its main provisions.

Aadhaar, a superb two-in-one judgement

The 50-word Edit — ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Data protection report ready but still no agreement on including Aadhaar

Some members of Justice Srikrishna panel are also strongly opposed to making it mandatory to host data collected from Indian citizens in India.

Create an independent Privacy Commission to probe data breaches, says Shashi Tharoor

The law must prescribe fines or even imprisonment for the handling or collection of data, in contravention to the standards prescribed under the data protection framework.

Whistleblower says Cambridge Analytica is a ‘coloniser’, names Congress as client in India

Christopher Wylie, who exposed the role Cambridge Analytica played in big political events such as Brexit, says it has done “all kinds of projects” in India.

Instead of verbal threats to Mark Zuckerberg, India must focus on data protection laws

Judicial inquiry must look into whether companies allied with Cambridge Analytica accessed personal data of Indian Facebook users and influenced elections.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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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.
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