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Aadhaar hearing: Supreme Court expresses concerns with data breaches, Aadhaar security and profiling
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Aadhaar hearing: Supreme Court expresses concerns with data breaches, Aadhaar security and profiling

The issue of data breaches from points other than the CIDR was also raised. Also, the Bench refused to extend the deadline for Section 7 benefits.

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica row: Whether on FB or Aadhaar, societal need for privacy trumps the individual
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Facebook-Cambridge Analytica row: Whether on FB or Aadhaar, societal need for privacy trumps the individual

The social value of privacy needs to be spotlighted for it urges us to look not only at the individual right over data, but the social benefits that we derive from its recognition.

Aadhaar hearing: Entire Aadhaar project is beyond the stated objectives of Aadhaar Act, argue petitioners
India

Aadhaar hearing: Entire Aadhaar project is beyond the stated objectives of Aadhaar Act, argue petitioners

The issues raised included that the entire Aadhaar project is beyond the Act’s objectives, the excessive data collection under KYR+ and State Resident Data Hubs (SRDHs),

Worldwide, organisations will spend $96.3 billion on cybersecurity in 2018: Report
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Worldwide, organisations will spend $96.3 billion on cybersecurity in 2018: Report

More than 60 percent of organisations globally will invest in multiple data security tools by 2020, up from 35 percent today, it added.

Aadhaar-based authentication is
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Aadhaar-based authentication is "fully safe and secure": UIDAI

According to UIDAI there has been no incident of misuse of Aadhaar biometrics leading to identity theft and financial loss.

UIDAI reveals 210 govt websites made Aadhaar details public, did not specify when breach took place
India

UIDAI reveals 210 govt websites made Aadhaar details public, did not specify when breach took place

The Aadhaar issuing body added, in response to an RTI query, that it took note of the breach and got the data removed from those websites

OnePlus has been caught harvesting personally identifiable information from users’ devices
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OnePlus has been caught harvesting personally identifiable information from users’ devices

Just when it seems like the dust around the controversial compromises that went into the OnePlus 5 has had a chance to settle, another controversy pops up.

BSNL starts corporate e-mail service for Re 1 per day and offers 1 GB storage
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BSNL starts corporate e-mail service for Re 1 per day and offers 1 GB storage

BSNL customers will be able to avail the service linked to their websites for yearly fee of Rs 365 per e-mail ID with 1GB storage and Rs 999 per e-mail ID with 10 gigabyte storage.

Details of 4 million Time Warner cable customers found unsecured on an Amazon server: Report
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Details of 4 million Time Warner cable customers found unsecured on an Amazon server: Report

The information was removed immediately after discovery by the vendor and the incident was under investigation.

A dozen handset makers have replied to the govt with information on steps taken to secure user data
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A dozen handset makers have replied to the govt with information on steps taken to secure user data

A dozen mobile handset companies, including HTC, Xiaomi and Lenovo, have replied to the government on data security procedures adopted by them.

Britain to work closely on data protection rules with European Union to smoothen information exchange
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Britain to work closely on data protection rules with European Union to smoothen information exchange

British lawmakers said last month the country could be put at a competitive disadvantage and the police could lose access to intelligence if the government failed to retain unhindered flows of data.

Alibaba-owned UCWeb says it will never breach user trust, after reports of UC Browser leaking mobile data emerge
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Alibaba-owned UCWeb says it will never breach user trust, after reports of UC Browser leaking mobile data emerge

Reacting to media reports of leaking mobile data of its Indian users to China, the Alibaba-owned browser UCWeb on Wednesday said it would never breach the trust of its users.

Uber agrees to two decades of audits after regulators find it guilty of breaching the privacy of its users
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Uber agrees to two decades of audits after regulators find it guilty of breaching the privacy of its users

Uber is now consumed by in-fighting among a divided board of directors and angry shareholders after an investor lawsuit was filed against Travis Kalanick.

Chinese drone maker DJI tightens security after US Army bans it for vulnerabilities
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Chinese drone maker DJI tightens security after US Army bans it for vulnerabilities

Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd is tightening data security on its drones after the US Army ordered its members to stop using DJI drones.

Switzerland finds India’s data security laws adequate for auto-sharing bank information
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Switzerland finds India’s data security laws adequate for auto-sharing bank information

Switzerland and India will enter into an automatic exchange of information pact, which will open a continuous access to details about black money hoarders in Swiss bank accounts.

IBM report states that Indian companies may lose up to Rs 11 crore due to data breaches
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IBM report states that Indian companies may lose up to Rs 11 crore due to data breaches

Indian companies could lose Rs 11 crore to data breaches this year, up 12.3 per cent from last year, a report by tech giant IBM said.

Government is working on new policy for data security, electronics, and software production
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Government is working on new policy for data security, electronics, and software production

The National Policy on Electronics was drawn up in 2012 and approved by the previous the UPA cabinet in 2013.

The best way to fight cybercrime is with proper awareness: Experts
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The best way to fight cybercrime is with proper awareness: Experts

With the offenders in the country constantly evolving, corporates need to sharpen their security at equal speed.

Companies in Germany are in talk to form an company that stores personal data of customers securely
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Companies in Germany are in talk to form an company that stores personal data of customers securely

German finance, auto and publishing firms are in talks to form a European company to store personal data securely.

The UIDAI has insulated itself from any blame or responsibility for leaks in the Aadhaar ecosystem
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The UIDAI has insulated itself from any blame or responsibility for leaks in the Aadhaar ecosystem

The UIDAI can continue to claim a 7 year long flawless record of adequate data security, despite a series of database leaks in the Aadhaar ecosystem.