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Explainer | Will Aadhaar-Voter ID Link Lead To Privacy Breach And Mass Disenfranchisement?

Dec 21, 2021 Priyam Shukla

As Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 is approved in the Lok Sabha, let's take a look at the challenges the Aadhaar Card and Voter ID linkage faces while the government says it passes all legal scrutinies.

‘Recording Wife’s Telephonic Conversation Without Her Knowledge Is Privacy Infringement’

Dec 13, 2021 PTI

Recording wife’s conversation on telephone without her knowledge amounts to infringement of privacy, the Punjab and Haryana High Court observed on Monday.


WhatsApp To Roll Out End-To-End Encryption On Chat Backups

"Neither WhatsApp nor your backup service provider will be able to read your backups or access the key required to unlock it," WhatsApp stated in its blogpost.

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.

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24 July, 2021

Privacy Is A Myth: The Pegasus Sways

Devina Chandola

Anyone can make anyone worthy of intrusive surveillance


22 July, 2021

‘This Is Not So Urgent’: HC On Pleas Against WhatsApp Privacy Policy

Outlook Web Bureau

A Bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh said that in view of the firm's stand it would hear the pleas on August 27.


15 June, 2021

Major Blow For Social Media Giants As EU Court Strengthens National Data Watchdog Powers

Associated Press (AP)

The European Union's Court of Justice ruled that ‘under certain conditions’ a national watchdog has the power to take a company to court over a GDPR violation even if it's not the lead regulator.


31 May, 2021

Why New Social Media Rules Are Needed To Protect You And Me

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Incorrect interpretations are being made of the new regulations around social media. It is important to have the regulation to protect ourselves from the negative side of social media, for social media to flourish.


27 May, 2021

Explained: WhatsApp Vs Indian Government On New IT Rules

Outlook Web Bureau

WhatsApp took an objection to a traceability clause in the new IT Rules that requires social media platforms to locate 'the first originator of the information' if required by the government.


26 May, 2021

WhatsApp’s Challenge To New IT Rules ‘Very Unfortunate’: Centre

Outlook Web Bureau

The IT Ministry termed WhatsApp's last moment challenge to the intermediary guidelines as an unfortunate attempt to prevent norms from coming into effect.


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26 May, 2021

‘WhatsApp Has Clear Double Standards’: IT Veteran Mohandas Pai On Privacy Row

Outlook Web Bureau

'They (WhatsApp) have clear double standards! Our govt and our law should define and protect our privacy, not these platforms!,' Mohandas Pai said.


19 May, 2021

Centre Asks WhatsApp To Withdraw New Privacy Policy, Gives 7-Day Notice

Outlook Web Bureau

The IT Ministry said that WhatsApp’s privacy policy changes harm the rights of Indian citizens.


19 May, 2021

Google I/O 2021: New Privacy Settings, AI Tools And Release Of Android 12 Beta Among New Announcements

Outlook Web Bureau

Google has also announced new enhancements to its Password Manager, which helps users create, remember, save and auto-fill passwords across the web.


01 March, 2021

Delhi HC Grants Centre Three Weeks’ Time To Examine WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy

Outlook Web Bureau

Many have alleged that WhatsApp’s new privacy policy will enable the instant messaging platform to share users’ data with its parent company—Facebook.


26 February, 2021

ByteDance To Pay $92M In Privacy Settlement To US Tiktok Owners

Associated Press (AP)

Illinois is the only state with a law that allows people to seek monetary damages for data collection without their consent


12 February, 2021

Meghan Markle Wins Privacy Breach Claim Against UK Newspaper

Outlook Web Bureau

London High Court ruled in her favour involving articles in February 2019 that published extracts of a 'personal and private' letter to her estranged father.


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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


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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