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‘India will never compromise its data sovereignty, robust protection law in making,' says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Politics

‘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
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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?
Business

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
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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
India

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
Tech

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
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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
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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
News & Analysis

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.