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‘India will never compromise its data sovereignty, robust protection law in making,' says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said 'India will never compromise its data sovereignty'. 'Our data protection law is work-in-progress, we will make a robust data protection law', he said. The Union Minister invited leading brands, innovators, academia and the policymakers to participate in IMC 2019.
British Airways is facing a $230 mn fine over data theft involving 5,00,000 customers
The hack involved traffic to the British Airways website being diverted to a fraudulent site.
US tells India it is mulling caps on H-1B visas to deter data rules; another tit-for-tat tariff action?
India has upset companies such as Mastercard and irked the US government with stringent new rules on data storage
La Liga fined €250,000 by Spanish data protection agency for misusing app
Spain’s top professional football division said in a statement that it has always complied with data protection regulations and denied breaking the law.
Despite Cambridge Analytica and upcoming elections, the govt is still sitting on critical data protection legislation
With elections less than a month away, fake news and reaching out to voters based on some kind of profiling is a possibility in India
Ravi Shankar Prasad says Centre finalised plans to frame data protection law to shield sensitive information
Addressing the ongoing Indian Science Congress, 2019, Science Communicators' Meet in Jalandhar on Saturday, Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "India is now the third most attractive investment destination for technology transactions and it is the best time to do science in India."
British information watchdog refers Facebook's targeting methods to Irish data body
Ireland is the lead authority for Facebook under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
US senators urge India to soften data localisation stance citing impact on business
In a letter to Modi, US senators urged India to instead adopt a “light touch” regulatory framework.
Privacy regulations must have users at the centre of data protection conversation
In most big data industry business models, the users aren’t even the customer. They are the product.
Draft data protection law exempts security of state and journalistic activities
There are exemptions for processing personal data for security of state and journalistic activities.
Personal critical data should be processed only within India says govt panel
The report was keenly awaited by global technology companies for its views on data localisation.
Srikrishna panel submits data protection bill to MEITY; no word on Aadhaar
The Bill must also address issues of government overreach, accountability and issues of consent.
Device makers, browsers to be as responsible for user data as telcos: TRAI chairman
TRAI says that with phone’s increasing interaction with data they should be held responsible for it.
Govts should accord top priority to cyber regulation and data protection: Report
Data protection has come under an increased focus amid the country's ongoing digitisation efforts.
Srikrishna panel could ask Google, Facebook and others to store data locally
The BN Srikrishna panel is likely to ask multi-national companies and global internet giants to store data locally.
Initiative to present a model draft law on data privacy launched by private citizens
A group of private individuals and organisations have come together to create a site called Save Our Privacy.
Central govt invites comments on draft digital health security law by 21 April, data breach can bring a Rs 5 lakh fine and a jail term
According to the draft, the digital health data may be generated, collected, stored and transmitted by clinical institutions as well as by health information exchanges.
Facebook shares its privacy principles with users; will soon roll out videos to educate users
This is the first time that Facebook has shared these principles with the public.
Urgent need for data privacy law needed to ensure security of private and public data: Parliamentary panel
As the country marches towards digitalisation, especially after demonetisation, it is necessary to have a sound consumer policy and data protection laws, the panel said.
Understanding the Data Protection White Paper Part XII: Establishing a data protection authority and permitting class action suits in India
The White Paper also raises certain interesting questions such as whether class action suits should be permitted for data protection, and whether judicial impact assessments are required.