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In wake of violence in Delhi, AAP govt mulls setting up WhatsApp number for complaints about hate speech
India

In wake of violence in Delhi, AAP govt mulls setting up WhatsApp number for complaints about hate speech

Authorities will invoke provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act to take strict action against those who is found circulating hate messages on WhatsApp

RS panel calls for making monitoring apps mandatory on all devices to contain child pornography, demands amendment of POCSO and IT Acts
India

RS panel calls for making monitoring apps mandatory on all devices to contain child pornography, demands amendment of POCSO and IT Acts

The report was presented to Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu by the panel chief and Congress parliamentarian Jairam Ramesh

Govt may make it mandatory for Google, Facebook, others to share user data
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Govt may make it mandatory for Google, Facebook, others to share user data

Reportedly, a final decision on this will be taken after an 'exhaustive' consultation process.

SC defers hearing of PILs against MHA order that allows Central agencies to decrypt data saved on any computer
India

SC defers hearing of PILs against MHA order that allows Central agencies to decrypt data saved on any computer

In an affidavit filed before the apex court in March, the Centre has defended its notification, saying the decision does not infringe upon the Right to Privacy and was done in state interest.

Impossible to track sender of message due to encryption: WhatsApp tells Madras High Court
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Impossible to track sender of message due to encryption: WhatsApp tells Madras High Court

Except for WhatsApp all social media giants open to share data with government

Journalist Prashant Kanojia arrested for ‘objectionable’ social media post about Yogi Adityanath; charged with defamation, sections of ITA
India

Journalist Prashant Kanojia arrested for ‘objectionable’ social media post about Yogi Adityanath; charged with defamation, sections of ITA

A journalist has been arrested for allegedly sharing an objectionable post against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media, police said.

TikTok and PUBG ban in India: Is it even constitutional? Strong regulations needed over arbitrary measures to address issue
India

TikTok and PUBG ban in India: Is it even constitutional? Strong regulations needed over arbitrary measures to address issue

PUBG and TikTok are just examples of new, immersive and disruptive activities in a rapidly evolving technological age. There are a variety of others on the horizon, such as virtual reality, augmented reality and driverless cars.

WhatsApp complains that govt's proposed policies are detrimental to user privacy
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WhatsApp complains that govt's proposed policies are detrimental to user privacy

WhatsApp tensed about proposed govt regulations in India, says the company will require to re-architect the product

SC asks govt to respond on recent orders that allow personal computer surveillance
News & Analysis

SC asks govt to respond on recent orders that allow personal computer surveillance

Recent home ministry orders recently allowed 10 agencies to monitor personal computers of citizens.

MHA notification: When governments create systems of surveillance, we have everything to lose
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MHA notification: When governments create systems of surveillance, we have everything to lose

Surveillance is no new issue in India, the desire to control is universal, no matter who is in power.

Modi govt has become a 'peeping tom', IT rules amendments 'reminiscent of eerie dictatorships', says Congress
India

Modi govt has become a 'peeping tom', IT rules amendments 'reminiscent of eerie dictatorships', says Congress

he Congress Monday accused the Modi government of "violating" the privacy of individuals and converting India into a "nanny state" in the wake of reports of the Centre's proposal to amend the Information Technology Act.

MHA authorises 10 central agencies to intercept calls, data on any computer: Mamata, Omar, Owaisi slam move
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MHA authorises 10 central agencies to intercept calls, data on any computer: Mamata, Omar, Owaisi slam move

The 10 agencies which have been authorised will be able to intercept, monitor and decrypt information on any computer.

Sebi seeks consent to intercept calls: Should such enormous power be conferred on regulator in absence of global precedent?
Business

Sebi seeks consent to intercept calls: Should such enormous power be conferred on regulator in absence of global precedent?

SEBI has already been conferred with a wide array of legislative, executive and quasi-judicial powers.

SC asks WhatsApp to respond to a petition alleging that it violates Indian law
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SC asks WhatsApp to respond to a petition alleging that it violates Indian law

WhatsApp does not comply with the IT Act which requires the appointment of Grievance Officer.

Centre tells Supreme Court live streaming of proceedings can be introduced as pilot project
India

Centre tells Supreme Court live streaming of proceedings can be introduced as pilot project

Attorney General KK Venugopal suggested that besides live streaming, the top court may also provide for transcribing facilities and archive the audio-visual record of the proceedings to make the webcast accessible to litigants and other interested persons who are unable to witness the hearings on account of constraints.

Data Protection Bill: Why it's critical we look at fair digital economy, state functions and surveillance reform
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Data Protection Bill: Why it's critical we look at fair digital economy, state functions and surveillance reform

Here are three common concerns raised in the context of the Data Protection Bill recommendations.

Data Protection Bill Series: Quick overview of India’s draft data protection law
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Data Protection Bill Series: Quick overview of India’s draft data protection law

Part I of the series on the data protection bill with a quick overview of its various sections.

CBI to probe Cambridge Analytica data breach, determine if firm violated Indian laws, says Ravi Shankar Prasad
India

CBI to probe Cambridge Analytica data breach, determine if firm violated Indian laws, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

CBI will investigate whether personal data from Indian voters and Facebook users was compromised by political consultant Cambridge Analytica.

Haryana godman Baba Amarpuri arrested for raping 120 women; 60-year-old accused of drugging, filming victims
India

Haryana godman Baba Amarpuri arrested for raping 120 women; 60-year-old accused of drugging, filming victims

The Haryana Police arrested 60-year-old self-proclaimed godman Baba Amarpuri in Fatehabad on Friday for allegedly raping 120 women under the guise of treatment

Online sexual harassment: Kerala HC ruling a good start but govt needs to hold internet intermediaries accountable
India

Online sexual harassment: Kerala HC ruling a good start but govt needs to hold internet intermediaries accountable

In Majeesh K Mathew v. State of Kerala, the Kerala HC observed that making comments on social media which contain sexually explicit content against a woman amounts to online sexual harassment