Data Protection

Boosting privacy: Cabinet gives nod to Data Protection Bill

Bill seeks to lay down framework on processing of personal and private data by public and private entities; minister says details of BIll will be shared in Parliament

published on : 5th December 2019

Companies may face penalty up to Rs 15 crore for violations under Personal Data Protection Bill

As per the Bill, critical data has to be mandatorily stored in India, while sensitive data can be processed outside with explicit consent of data owner.

published on : 4th December 2019

Internet and Mobile Association of India seeks clarity in Personal Data Protection Bill

At a roundtable discussion over the Bill, the IAMAI said there were several areas of ambiguity in the Bill that could cause unnecessary compliance burden.

published on : 29th November 2019

Experts seek clarity on data protection bill amid WhatsApp spyware row

The PDP bill creates a need for the data fiduciary to repeatedly obtain consent from the data principal for every step of the processing activity.

published on : 29th November 2019

Parliament session to take up Citizenship Bill, 34 others

The bill is a key BJP plank which is aimed at granting nationality to non-Muslim immigrants from neighbouring countries.

published on : 16th November 2019

Twitter apologises after admitting to user data leak

According to a blog-post published by Twitter on Tuesday, the user information that may have been shared without people's permission include country code, details of users' engagement with the ad.

published on : 7th August 2019

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

Data protection law must be same for both private and government players

Experts slammed the proposed facial recognition system of the Ministry of Home Affairs and said it would wrongfully target LGBTQ members.

published on : 15th July 2019

Privacy of citizens a severe casualty under BJP govt: Congress

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said it was not just the "big brother" but his crony friends are watching too.

published on : 12th July 2019

Data 'of the people, by the people, for the people' must become government's mantra: Economic Survey

The survey asserted that the benefits of creating data as a public good can be generated within the legal framework of data privacy.

published on : 4th July 2019

Aadhaar hearing: Bill on data protection to be ready by March, Centre tells Supreme Court

The much-awaited bill on data protection -- being drafted by a committee of experts headed by Justice BN Srikrishna (retd) -- is likely to be ready by March.

published on : 23rd January 2018