personal data

Representatives of Reliance Jio depose before parliamentary panel on data security

The Joint Committee of Parliament on the Personal Data Protection Bill, chaired by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, questioned Reliance Jio executives about privacy of data of its subscribers.

published on : 5th November 2020

Ireland agency probes Instagram over handling of children's personal data: Reports

Data scientist David Stier found that when Instagram accounts switched from a personal to a business setting users' email ID, phone numbers became public.

published on : 19th October 2020

Personal data of top celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Robert De Niro hacked

The trove of data stolen from the New York-based firm by hackers "a total of 756GB" includes contracts, nondisclosure agreements, phone numbers and email addresses.

published on : 12th May 2020

Plug loopholes in Personal Data Protection Bill   

The PDP Bill is a major step in ensuring Indians gain more control over their data. But some provisions can be modified to better suit this purpose.

published on : 10th February 2020

Expect data bill passage in budget session

A Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to which the bill has been referred, put out a notification on Thursday seeking people’s views.

published on : 25th January 2020

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
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