Sunday, Nov 28, 2021

Data protection issues

International Monetary Fund Chief Defends Data Rigging Allegations Against Herself

Oct 08, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

A report had recently said that the head of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva had a role in rigging data at the World Bank while she was working there.

Instagram And Teens: How Do We Keep Our Kids Safe?

Oct 07, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

For many parents, revelations this week from whistleblower Frances Haugen showing internal Facebook studies of the harms of Instagram for teenagers only intensified concerns about the popular photo sharing app.

The State Of Data Privacy In India Amid Hanging Data Protection Bill

While the Personal Data Protection Bill is being scrutinised in the Joint Parliamentary Committee for over a year and a half now, major data breaches and cybersecurity incidents have taken place in India.

Top 10 Snooping Agencies Of India

Jul 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

10 intelligence and investigating agencies can intercept, monitor or decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer resource” Section 69 of the IT Act, 2000, and Rule 4 of the IT.

India Needs A Strong Personal Data Protection Bill Now: Justice (Retd) B.N. Srikrishna

Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 is much weakened and disastrous.

19 July, 2021

Pegasus: Rahul Gandhi Says 'We Know What He's Reading' In Apparent Dig At PM Modi

Outlook Web Desk

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "We know what he’s been reading- everything on your phone!" following the release of the Pegasus Report on Sunday night.

12 June, 2021

China Issues Notices To 129 Mobile Apps For Illegally Collecting Personal Info

Outlook Web Bureau

China’s internet watchdog has asked apps to rectify their data practices within 15 days.

09 February, 2021

Digital Sovereignty: Who Died And Made Twitter Emperor Of The World?

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

The cocky challenges to India by digital monopolies need to be addressed quickly

25 January, 2021

WhatsApp Treating Indian Users Differently With 'All Or Nothing Approach': Centre to HC

Outlook Web Bureau

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

23 January, 2021

Italy Takes Action Against Tik Tok, Blocks App's Access To Data After 10-Year-Old Girl's Death

Associated Press (AP)

The data protection authority noted it had advised Tik Tok in December of a series of violations, including scant attention to the protection of minors.

22 January, 2021

CBI Books Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research For Illegal Data Harvesting Of Facebook Users

Outlook Web Bureau

The CBI filed the case against the company for illegally harvesting data of Facebook users in India for commercial purposes, officials said on Friday.


21 January, 2021

‘Why Is My Data Important? How Much Is It Worth?’

Astha Savyasachi

Dr Abhay Chawla explains why the recent controversy over WhatsApp should serve as a wake-up call for those who believe in data privacy.

17 January, 2021

WhatsApp Tries To Soothe Privacy Concerns With 'Status' Updates

Outlook Web Bureau

The social messaging platform posted a four-part series on its status to assure users of privacy amid fallout from policy update.

15 January, 2021

WhatsApp’s New Policy: Why You Should Be Scared. Extremely Scared

Astha Savyasachi

WhatsApp’s privacy policy says, “Privacy and Security is in our DNA”. But the past of Facebook, its parent company, make us question its ‘DNA’.

09 December, 2020

Apple To Tighten App Privacy, Roll Out Anti-Tracking Feature Next Year

Associated Press (AP)

Apple has also warned apps could be removed from its app store if they don't comply with new anti-tracking measures.

19 November, 2020

Will Finalise Data Protection Law Very Soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad


Prasad says even during the pandemic the communications sector witnessed a growth of over 7%

24 October, 2020

Facebook Questioned On Its Revenue, Profit, Taxes By Parliamentary Panel


Facebook India’s policy head Ankhi Das appeared before the Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill, 2019.


22 October, 2020

Joint Committee Of Parliament Summons For Social Media Giants Facebook And Twitter


Panel also considering summons for Amazon and Google on the issue of protection of data and its privacy

Photo Gallery

Leader of Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly Pritam Singh during a protest near the State Secretariat against the Devasthanam Act, in Dehradun.

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Indian Player Mayank Agarwal plays a shot during third day of the first Test cricket match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park stadium in Kanpur.

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MP & Bollywood actor Sunny Deol with his son Karan Deol (L) during Karan's birthday celebrations, at Sunny Super Sound studio in Mumbai.

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Sharad Agarwal, Head, Lamborghini India flags off a convoy of over 50 Lamborghinis as part of the Lamborghini Espierenza Giro India 2021, at Manesar in Gurugram.

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Lok Janshakti Party (Ramvilas) President Chirag Paswan inspects Bapu Auditorium for preparation of his party foundation day function, in Patna.

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Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


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Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

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Bezwada Wilson
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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh