data privacy

DPDP bill achieves objectives of data protection, ease biz, national security: MoS IT

The bill comes in place of the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 which was withdrawn by the government from Parliament in August.

published on : 18th November 2022

TikTok browser can track users' keystrokes: Report

The TikTok's custom in-app browser monitors keystrokes is problematic, as the user might enter their sensitive data such as login credentials on external websites, a security researcher said.

published on : 21st August 2022

RBI lending norms stress data safety

In order to protect borrowers’ personal data, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) new lending norms have stressed on data protection. 

published on : 12th August 2022

Government assures international passengers’ data privacy 

The government has also clarified that the intention of the regulations is to enhance the detection of smuggling of narcotics, gold, arms & ammunition.

published on : 11th August 2022

Data Protection Bill: Will experts, stakeholders be consulted before drafting guidelines?

The bill, which had sought to regulate individuals’ personal data, also proposed a single law to deal with personal as well as non-personal data. 

published on : 5th August 2022

Not even prima facie material with CCI to initiate probe: Facebook Inc to Delhi HC

Just because Facebook is the formal owner of WhatsApp, which is said to share its data with the parent company does not mean that it is a necessary party to the probe.

published on : 23rd July 2022

Meta sues Chinese firm, Turkish individual for scraping data from Facebook, Instagram

Octopus offers to scrape data from Amazon, eBay, Twitter, Yelp, Google, Target, Walmart, Indeed, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram, Meta said in a statement.

published on : 6th July 2022

US abortion ruling: Democrats seek probe of tech's use of personal data

The CEOs of Google and Apple were urged to prohibit apps on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store from using data-mining practices that could facilitate the targeting of individuals.

published on : 25th June 2022

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