personal data

IT Ministry may back storage curbs for critical, sensitive data; not for all personal info

The proposal is significant as it marks a departure from the original draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill, which had recommended that copy of all personal data should be stored in the country.

published on : 23rd July 2019

‘PDP Bill will make Hyderabad a localised data centre hub’: Jayesh Ranjan

Jayesh Ranjan said that the enactment of the Bill may give rise to a surge of localised data centres.

published on : 19th July 2019

Cross-border data movement under new law may be allowed on reciprocity: Ravi Shankar Prasad

With the draft personal data protection law ready, the IT and Telecom Minister said that people are not pleased with European data protection law, and are looking the way it will shape up in India.

published on : 14th June 2019

Google will never sell any personal info to 3rd parties: CEO Pichai

The 46-year-old Indian-origin CEO of Google said he believed that privacy was "one of the most important topics of our time."

published on : 9th May 2019

Apps like Duolingo, Indeed still sharing user data with Facebook without user-consent: Report

Facebook has been collecting sensitive user data such as contact logs, call histories, SMS data and real-time location data to improve other features on its platform like friend suggestions.

published on : 6th March 2019

Indian apps access more personal data?

Singapore was a distant second when it came to our data’s destination.

published on : 9th January 2019

Bug may have exposed photos from 7 million Facebook users

The bug disclosed Friday gave hundreds of apps unauthorized access to photos that could in theory include images that would embarrass some of the affected users.

published on : 15th December 2018

Want wide consultation on draft personal data protection bill, will fast-track it: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The draft bill moots seeking "explicit consent" for processing 'sensitive personal information' like religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation and biometric details.

published on : 30th November 2018

Cambridge Analytica scam: Whistleblower Christopher Wylie says group worked with Indian politicians including JD(U)

Wylie said his former employer Cambridge Analytica had an Indian arm and conducted election research on behalf of some parties including the JD(U), now a BJP ally, for 'desired outcome'.

published on : 28th March 2018

Does Facebook possess data from deleted user accounts?

Reports suggest that even though the account is deleted, the social media giant and apps affiliated with it may still have access to personal data.

published on : 21st March 2018

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton says it’s time to delete Facebook

Concerns were flagged on data privacy in the wake of revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s alleged misuse of Facebook user data.

published on : 21st March 2018

Facebook data controversy drives stock to cheap levels

Facebook's shares were trading at about the cheapest they have been since the social network's initial public offering nearly six years ago.

published on : 21st March 2018

Chinese Apple staff suspected of selling private data

Twenty were Apple employees who allegedly used the company's internal computer system to gather users' names, phone numbers, Apple IDs, and other data.

published on : 8th June 2017