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MeitY is almost ready with the final draft of Data Protection Bill, likely to table it in February 2023
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MeitY is almost ready with the final draft of Data Protection Bill, likely to table it in February 2023

The revised and final draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill is likely to be released by the end of November or in early December for public consultation and may be tabled in Parliament during the budget session of Parliament in February next year.

Government proposes new law to intercept encrypted messages and calls on platforms like WhatsApp
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Government proposes new law to intercept encrypted messages and calls on platforms like WhatsApp

If the proposed law allowing government agencies to access encrypted messages and calls is passed, services like Signal and Telegram would need to get rid of the encryptions, or shut operations in India.

MHA says 'snooping order' based on UPA-era IT rules, no new powers conferred on any security agencies
India

MHA says 'snooping order' based on UPA-era IT rules, no new powers conferred on any security agencies

The MHA has authorised 10 central agencies, including the IB, CBI, and ED to intercept, monitor, and decrypt "any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer" for national security

CloudFlare's privacy-focussed DNS service is now available as an Android app
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CloudFlare's privacy-focussed DNS service is now available as an Android app

A DNS or Domain Name Service can best be described as the phonebook of the internet.

PSA: Check your passwords against this database of over 300 million stolen credentials
India

PSA: Check your passwords against this database of over 300 million stolen credentials

Password management is a painful chore, but as with all chores, a necessary one. In the digital age, data is everything and it must be protected.

Donald Trump signs repeal of US broadband privacy rules; endangers internet privacy
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Donald Trump signs repeal of US broadband privacy rules; endangers internet privacy

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules, the White House said, a victory for internet service providers and a blow to privacy advocates.

Internet providers in US say that they are not going to sell their consumers' internet browsing history
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Internet providers in US say that they are not going to sell their consumers' internet browsing history

Comcast Corp, Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc said Friday they would not sell customers' individual internet browsing information.

Donald Trump is planning to sign a repeal to revoke Obama-era internet privacy rules
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Donald Trump is planning to sign a repeal to revoke Obama-era internet privacy rules

President Trump plans to sign a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules as a bigger fight looms over rules governing the openness of the internet, the White House said on Wednesday.

Blow to Google: EU court says people have 'right to be forgotten'
Life

Blow to Google: EU court says people have 'right to be forgotten'

Individuals have a right "to be forgotten," under certain circumstances when their personal data becomes outdated or inaccurate, the European Court of Justice said.

Snowden calls for international deal on data surveillance
World

Snowden calls for international deal on data surveillance

Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said today there should be an international agreement on data collection to protect against the mass surveillance of citizens.

Microsoft assures international customers it will fight US attempts on spying
Tech

Microsoft assures international customers it will fight US attempts on spying

Microsoft Corp pledged late Wednesday to fight in court any attempt by US intelligence agencies to seize its foreign business customers' data under American surveillance laws, one of a series of steps aimed at reassuring nervous users abroad.

Microsoft assures international customers it will fight US attempts on spying
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Microsoft assures international customers it will fight US attempts on spying

Microsoft Corp pledged late Wednesday to fight in court any attempt by US intelligence agencies to seize its foreign business customers' data under American surveillance laws, one of a series of steps aimed at reassuring nervous users abroad.