Data Privacy

WhatsApp will respond to Centre's queries soon, tech giant informs Delhi HC

"The government wrote to us wanting certain clarifications. We will respond," senior lawyer Mukul Rohatgi, who appeared on behalf of WhatsApp in the Delhi High Court, said.

published on : 25th January 2021

Latest update does not change data-sharing practices with Facebook: WhatsApp

The company stated that users will have to agree to the new terms and policy by February 8, 2021, in order to continue using WhatsApp's service.

published on : 9th January 2021

Israel's virus surveillance tool tests its democratic norms

Officials say the technology has been a critical tool in keeping track of the outbreak and insist they have struck a balance between protecting individual rights and public health.

published on : 1st January 2021

France imposes 135 million euros in fines on Google, Amazon over advertising cookies

France's CNIL data privacy watchdog said that the fines were 'for having placed advertising cookies on the computers of users without obtaining prior consent'.

published on : 10th December 2020

Joint committee of Parliament summons social media giants Facebook, Twitter

Summoning officials of Amazon and Google on the same issue is also under active consideration of the joint committee of Parliament, the sources said.

published on : 23rd October 2020

All apps must adhere to India's data integrity, privacy: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

Asserting that India has to be a data sovereign country, Kant said apps must be transparent in terms of origin and final destination of data.

published on : 30th June 2020

Data privacy during global coronavirus pandemic 

Every breath you take, every move you make, sang The Police in 1983.

published on : 24th May 2020

CPI mouthpiece raises concern over data privacy 

It said digital environment, data privacy and safety of information collected deserve utmost importance.

published on : 21st April 2020

Playboy quits Facebook over data privacy scandal

The adult entertainment group said it had long faced difficulties in dealing with Facebook due to "strict content and policy guidelines".

published on : 28th March 2018

UK MPs demand Mark Zuckerberg testify on data row after he offers deputy

British MPs renewed a demand on Tuesday to interview Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg over a data privacy row that has rocked the social media giant.

published on : 27th March 2018

Your Aadhaar is now just a Google search away, says French ethical hacker

Aadhaar data provided to approved third party affiliates can be found with a simple Google search using the Aadhaar catchphrase ‘Mera Aadhaar Meri Pehchan’.

published on : 17th March 2018

Head of BJP IT cell calls for law to regulate data privacy

Maybe there has to be a law to be thought about in the future, Arvind Gupta says.

published on : 20th February 2017