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TopicPersonal Data Protection Bill

Topic: Personal Data Protection Bill

Govt now accepts value of IPR in non-personal data, but its recommendations pose new problems

The Kris Gopalakrishnan-led Committee acknowledges how non-personal data and intellectual property rights are linked together.

Children’s online privacy must be protected, but not all are equally vulnerable on internet

The Personal Data Protection Bill’s blanket restriction of not allowing children under 18 to process data could stop kids from meaningfully using the internet.

Banking to groceries — Data Protection Authority has multi-sector role, but must be efficient

We need to carefully consider how the DPA can effectively operationalise different aspects of its mandate with the least amount of state capacity.

If India wants cross-border data, it must reform its laws and surveillance strategies

Any discussion on personal data access in India necessarily requires a reiteration of the Supreme Court's Puttaswamy verdict, which declared privacy a fundamental right.

Shashi Tharoor: Aarogya Setu fits right in with Modi govt’s push for greater state control

The Aarogya Setu app became the Modi government’s weapon of choice overnight to fight Covid-19. But it can very well outlive the crisis.

Surveillance power, diluting privacy: Why Modi govt’s data bill needs urgent modification

The framework of Personal Data Protection Bill will have deleterious consequences for innovation in data economy while leaving informational privacy unprotected.

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.

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

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Union cabinet approves Personal Data Protection bill

The data privacy bill is likely to contain guidelines on collection, storage and processing of personal data, consent of individuals, penalties and compensation.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.

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NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.
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