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Aarogya Setu app developed by NIC with industry volunteers, says govt in response to CIC's RTI enquiry
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Aarogya Setu app developed by NIC with industry volunteers, says govt in response to CIC's RTI enquiry

The CIC had asked the NIC to explain why it does not have any information about the creation of the app.

No information about creation of Aarogya Setu app, says MeitY; CIC issues show cause notice
India

No information about creation of Aarogya Setu app, says MeitY; CIC issues show cause notice

Information Commissioner Vanaja N Sarna, in a terse order, pointed out that the website of the application mentions that the content on it is "owned, updated and maintained" by MyGov and MeitY and directed the CPIO of the ministry to explain why they didn't have the requisite information

India blocks 40 websites of banned US-based pro-Khalistani group 'Sikhs for Justice'
India

India blocks 40 websites of banned US-based pro-Khalistani group 'Sikhs for Justice'

'On the recommendation of MHA, MEITY has issued orders under Sec. 69 A of the I.T. Act, 2000, for blocking 40 websites of SFJ,' a home ministry spokesperson said.

Govt blocks Dutch file sharing website WeTransfer; Delhi Police had requested ban due to security reasons
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Govt blocks Dutch file sharing website WeTransfer; Delhi Police had requested ban due to security reasons

The government has ordered internet service providers to block computer file sharing website WeTransfer on request of the Delhi Police due to security reasons

Coronavirus impact: Work from home may become new norm, says Ravi Shankar Prasad at G20 meeting
Business

Coronavirus impact: Work from home may become new norm, says Ravi Shankar Prasad at G20 meeting

While Prasad talked about work from home culture, he also spoke about the need for developing digitally connected and more resilient global supply chains supported by innovations.

CPM slams Centre for transferring case of Kerala youths arrested for Maoist links to NIA; 'crocodile tears,' says Opposition
India

CPM slams Centre for transferring case of Kerala youths arrested for Maoist links to NIA; 'crocodile tears,' says Opposition

The ruling CPI(M) has hit out at the Centre for transferring to the NIA the case relating to the arrest of two Kerala youths under the UAPA for their alleged maoist links, prompting the opposition to slam the LDF government, saying it was shedding 'crocodile tears'

Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware
Politics

Sonia Gandhi terms WhatsApp 'snooping' illegal, shameful; Randeep Surjewala asks Centre to reveal 'who bought' Pegasus spyware

Congress leaders slammed the government over WhatsApp spying incident with party president Sonia Gandhi dubbing the 'snooping' on activists, journalists and political persons as illegal, unconstitutional and shameful

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'
India

WhatsApp claims it informed authorities about vulnerability in May 2019; govt sources say advisory full of 'technical jargon'

WhatsApp claims it informed the Government of India about hacking in May 2019, however, government sources claim it was 'pure technical jargon' and didn't mention Pegasus spyware

Stricter social media regulations in India to be finalised in three months: MeitY
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Stricter social media regulations in India to be finalised in three months: MeitY

The Information Technology Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules 2018 to be completed by Jan 2020.

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.

Govt. panel looking into pros, cons of introducing an official digital currency in India
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Govt. panel looking into pros, cons of introducing an official digital currency in India

An inter-ministerial committee has been set up to examine the issue of permitting trade in cryptocurrencies.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Fighting fake news, criticism of MS Dhoni, best Pixar movies; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Fighting fake news, criticism of MS Dhoni, best Pixar movies; today's must-read stories

The direct and disastrous consequences of such content, circulated by social media in India, cannot be downplayed nor dismissed arbitrarily. In our diverse society, the cohesion we enjoy must not be taken for granted in the face of unregulated technologies that people are not trained to use.

Combating fake news: MEITY should allow legal-flexibility based on social media platforms over one-size-fits-all regulatory approach
India

Combating fake news: MEITY should allow legal-flexibility based on social media platforms over one-size-fits-all regulatory approach

It is very important to understand the various limitations, challenges and nuances concerning the regulation of the ambiguous phenomenon called fake news.

GDPR compliance: Ignorance of EU data protection law may cost Indian firms dear
India

GDPR compliance: Ignorance of EU data protection law may cost Indian firms dear

Indian companies have to follow multiple legislation (local and global), increased cost of compliance and loss of business in some cases in the GDPR era.

Data protection law is the need of the hour to protect privacy in the era of AI
News & Analysis

Data protection law is the need of the hour to protect privacy in the era of AI

There is a dire need of a regulator and legal safety net to protect user’s data

WhatsApp tells govt officials that it acted quickly to curb impact of spyware: Report
News & Analysis

WhatsApp tells govt officials that it acted quickly to curb impact of spyware: Report

MeitY official had sought WhatsApp's clarification on the spyware that allowed perpetrators to snoop on users.

SC ruling on privacy first step in making India ready to adopt AI, says Meity official
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SC ruling on privacy first step in making India ready to adopt AI, says Meity official

Internet companies use AI technology to analyse personal data of people connected online.

Twitter to work on agreeable date to set up meeting between Jack Dorsey and govt panel
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Twitter to work on agreeable date to set up meeting between Jack Dorsey and govt panel

Twitter cited the unavailability of top officials as the reason for not making it to the panel meeting.

Indian government postpones plan to tax imports on mobile touch panels: Report
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Indian government postpones plan to tax imports on mobile touch panels: Report

The tariff is now likely to be levied from April 2020 if Indian finance ministry accepts MEITY's proposal.

WhatsApp asked by Indian govt to come up with effective solution against fake news
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WhatsApp asked by Indian govt to come up with effective solution against fake news

Govt says WhatsApp needs to bring in accountability and facilitate enforcement of law.