Welcome pushback against invasion of online privacy

The apex court also said it would not be overawed by the ‘two or three trillion dollar’ social media giant when it came to defending peoples’ privacy rights.

published on : 17th February 2021

'It is our duty to protect people's privacy': SC notice to Centre, Whatsapp on plea challenging new privacy policy

SC bench sought response within 4 weeks in a plea alleging lower standards of privacy for Indians in comparison to European users of Whatsapp.

published on : 15th February 2021

Rethinking personal data regulation in India

The Committee suggested a data policy blueprint for India, a country which 'can arguably be projected as being one of the top consumer markets, and by extension data markets in the world'.

published on : 15th February 2021

IT industry seeks bigger allocations for advanced tech, data security in Budget 2021

Besides, the nation’s maiden Data protection bill is also likely to be tabled during the upcoming Budget session.

published on : 27th January 2021

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

WhatsApp treating Indian users differently from Europeans matter of concern: Centre to HC

The central government told the high court that it was also a matter of concern that Indian users were being "unilaterally" subjected to the change in privacy policy.

published on : 25th January 2021

Parliamentary panel members flag concerns over WhatsApp's proposed new privacy policy

WhatsApp representatives who appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology said the proposed changes are aimed at bringing in more transparency.

published on : 22nd January 2021

Meghan Markle seeks court ruling over 'serious breach' of privacy

The duchess, 39, is suing Associated Newspapers for invasion of privacy over 5 articles that published portions of a handwritten letter to her father.

published on : 19th January 2021

Don't join WhatsApp if new privacy policy is not acceptable: Delhi HC

The court further said it could not understand what data would be leaked according to the petitioner and since the issue requires consideration, it will be listed on January 25.

published on : 18th January 2021

Traders' body CAIT moves SC seeking WhatsApp to call off new privacy policy

The body issued a statement claiming that the new WhatsApp privacy policy encroaches upon various fundamental rights of the citizens.

published on : 16th January 2021

Account will not be deleted: WhatsApp delays new privacy policy by three months amid severe criticism

It has clarified that the update does not affect data sharing with Facebook with regard to personal conversations or other profile information.

published on : 16th January 2021

Delhi High Court judge recuses from hearing plea against updated privacy policy of WhatsApp

A Delhi HC judge recused herself from hearing a plea challenging the updated privacy policy of messaging app WhatsApp.

published on : 15th January 2021

Open to answering any queries from government on privacy policy update: WhatsApp

In an interview to PTI, WhatsApp Head Will Cathcart said the Facebook-owned company remains committed to privacy and security of users across India.

published on : 14th January 2021

Google removes personal loan apps violating user safety policies from Play Store

Google has asked the developers of the remaining identified apps to demonstrate that they comply with applicable local laws and regulations, failing which those apps will also be removed.

published on : 14th January 2021

Government examining WhatsApp's user policy changes amid privacy debate

Internal discussions are on within the IT Ministry over the implications of the recent move by the Facebook-owned messaging platform, they said.

published on : 14th January 2021
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