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States responsible for implementation of 2015 judgement scrapping Section 66A of IT Act: Centre tells SC
India

States responsible for implementation of 2015 judgement scrapping Section 66A of IT Act: Centre tells SC

The Centre said it has also requested them for submission of reports to the IT ministry on the number of cases booked under Section 66A of the IT Act, and directing them to withdraw any prosecution invoking 66A.

Twitter asks for more time from govt to comply with new IT rules due to the 'pandemic situation' in India
News & Analysis

Twitter asks for more time from govt to comply with new IT rules due to the 'pandemic situation' in India

The notice from Twitter did not mention a specific date for the micro-blogging site to comply with the rules.

WhatsApp had a grievance officer in India even before new IT rules came into effect: How to register complaint
News & Analysis

WhatsApp had a grievance officer in India even before new IT rules came into effect: How to register complaint

Many foreign social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are yet to appoint a grievance officer based out of India for users to raise a complaint with them.

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram yet to comply with India's new digital ethics code as it comes into effect today: What we know so far
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Twitter, Facebook, Instagram yet to comply with India's new digital ethics code as it comes into effect today: What we know so far

Facebook has responded saying it "aims to comply with the provisions of the IT rules and continue to discuss a few of the issues which need more engagement with the government".

Centre directs WhatsApp to take back its new privacy policy, demands reply within seven days: Report
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Centre directs WhatsApp to take back its new privacy policy, demands reply within seven days: Report

MeitY says that deferral of the privacy policy beyond 15 May does not absolve WhatsApp from respecting the values of informational privacy, data security, and user choice for Indian users.

Delhi High Court seeks Centre's response on plea challenging new IT rules
India

Delhi High Court seeks Centre's response on plea challenging new IT rules

The petition filed by the Foundation for Independent Journalism said the new IT rules are palpably illegal in seeking to control and regulate digital news media

Regulating OTT platforms and news content providers: How new government guidelines work
India

Regulating OTT platforms and news content providers: How new government guidelines work

It would be in the best interest of the OTT platforms and online news platforms and their users to have an updated and robust legal mechanism for the redressal of their grievances

Twitter is welcome to do business in India, but it must respect Indian laws: MeitY
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Twitter is welcome to do business in India, but it must respect Indian laws: MeitY

As Twitter faces backlash in India, Koo app, an Indian microblogging app is gaining popularity in India.

CBI files case against Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research for illegal harvesting of Facebook users' data
India

CBI files case against Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research for illegal harvesting of Facebook users' data

It is alleged that GSR collected Facebook users' data for "research and academic purposes", which it allegedly sold for commercial gains to Cambridge Analytica, a company that profiled users based on their political inclination and used it to influence polls

PUBG Corporation confirms that it is now terminating its service and access for users in India
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PUBG Corporation confirms that it is now terminating its service and access for users in India

PUBG said that the rights to publish PUBG Mobile in India will be returned to the owner of the PUBG intellectual property.

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

BHIM app vulnerability reportedly exposed financial data of millions of users; NPCI denies data compromise
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BHIM app vulnerability reportedly exposed financial data of millions of users; NPCI denies data compromise

According to Vpnmentor, the 409 GB of data suspected to be breached has over 70 lakh records.

CERT-In issues advisory for Android users, says those not on latest version are at risk of being spied on
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CERT-In issues advisory for Android users, says those not on latest version are at risk of being spied on

CERT-In says successful exploitation of the vulnerability could allow attackers to gain access to a user's login credentials, SMS, photos, and phone conversations.

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

Govt mulling imposition of import restrictions on TV sets; move aim to cut inbound shipments of non-essential items
Business

Govt mulling imposition of import restrictions on TV sets; move aim to cut inbound shipments of non-essential items

The government is mulling imposing import restrictions on television sets with an aim to cut inbound shipments of non-essential items, sources said

Govt bans foreign firms from conducting IT security audits of critical sectors for fear of sensitive data being leaked
India

Govt bans foreign firms from conducting IT security audits of critical sectors for fear of sensitive data being leaked

In the wake of the cyber attack on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the government has directed the ministries and departments handling India's critical infrastructure to avoid hiring foreign firms to conduct IT security audits of its systems and networks

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

Home ministry plans legislative amendments to enable covert ops by law enforcement agencies in cyberspace
India

Home ministry plans legislative amendments to enable covert ops by law enforcement agencies in cyberspace

The government is planning to extend immunity to law enforcement agencies operatives to launch covert action against criminal gangs threatening the cyber landscape

All Aadhaar-social media linking cases have been transferred to SC: Report
India

All Aadhaar-social media linking cases have been transferred to SC: Report

Centre has asked Supreme Court to finalise all social media regulations by January 2020.