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It won’t be wise to coerce large businesses to share data that indicates consumer behaviour. These are the intellectual property rights of these companies.
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?
With the Indian govt's Personal Data Protection Bill only outlining broad principles governing data, the role of the Data Protection Authority becomes even more important.
The Modi government imposed internet shutdowns in Kashmir, Assam and Uttar Pradesh this year. From 2012-2017, India lost $3 billion because of these shutdowns.
Nandan Nilekani says under the new system, Account Aggregator, owners will be able to use bank statements, tax returns, home loan repayment records to avail of short-term loans.
India is the world’s largest open data market. Yet, Indian organisations figure nowhere among the top data-based technology companies in the world.
In India, where caste, sex, religion and colour-based discrimination is so common, genetic discrimination can be another ticking bomb.
Indian judiciary needs to walk out of Middle Ages to become a 21st century democratic institution. But it won’t until we are stuck with poor data.
Facebook is a doorway into minds of Americans. Mark Zuckerberg left that door wide open for Cambridge Analytica, Russians, and who knows how many others.
Democracy is not only about individual voice or decision-making by majority, it is just as much about limiting the power of individuals.