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Personal Data Protection Bill: Right step, but fighting fraud will be a tight rope walk for most companies
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Personal Data Protection Bill: Right step, but fighting fraud will be a tight rope walk for most companies

Consent becomes a critical point here if one were to attempt to access individual data as part of a routine fraud risk management activity

Data Protection Bill Series: Obligations on data fiduciaries and compromises made
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Data Protection Bill Series: Obligations on data fiduciaries and compromises made

The first place where a dilution of the rights is seen is in the requirement that the processing be lawful.

Tech firms should be liable for misleading material on their sites: UK lawmakers
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Tech firms should be liable for misleading material on their sites: UK lawmakers

Facebook is coming under concerted regulatory scrutiny in Britain, the United States and the European Union.

No disclosure of data under RTI if it causes harm to concerned individual: Panel
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No disclosure of data under RTI if it causes harm to concerned individual: Panel

The 213-page report by the Justice Srikrishna Committee proposed amendments to the Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act.

Indonesia gives Facebook one week to provide more information on data breach of nearly one million of its citizens
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Indonesia gives Facebook one week to provide more information on data breach of nearly one million of its citizens

More than 115 million Indonesians use Facebook and authorities have been pressing the firm to explain how personal data was harvested.

Facebook's EU regulator says that WhatsApp is still to resolve the data sharing issue with its parent company
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Facebook's EU regulator says that WhatsApp is still to resolve the data sharing issue with its parent company

European Union privacy regulators criticised WhatsApp in October for not resolving the concerns, a year after they first issued a warning.

Facebook files a patent for a technology that automatically tell if a user is rich or poor
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Facebook files a patent for a technology that automatically tell if a user is rich or poor

Facebook would ask the users what is their age and from there, it would throw questions that would be seemingly relevant to users of that age group.

Understanding the Data Protection White Paper Part VIII: Ensuring data quality and the rights of access and rectification
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Understanding the Data Protection White Paper Part VIII: Ensuring data quality and the rights of access and rectification

It isn’t enough to ensure that the data controller has collected data with the people’s consent, or that the use of the data is legitimate

General data protection regulation will be a game-changer but businesses will have to reshape their strategy
Business

General data protection regulation will be a game-changer but businesses will have to reshape their strategy

GDPR is about companies handling the personal data of their customers, partners and employees with care and respect.

Users in India are happy to share their personal data on social media platforms
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Users in India are happy to share their personal data on social media platforms

39 percent of Indians trust the information they see on social media channels as compared to 32 percent globally.

Aadhaar debate: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says robust data protection law in works
India

Aadhaar debate: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says robust data protection law in works

The formation of the panel came amid concerns over personal information being compromised with the increasing use of biometric identifier Aadhaar in an array of services — from filing tax returns to availing government doles

Privacy activist and 25,000 Facebook users demand right to file class-action suit against the company
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Privacy activist and 25,000 Facebook users demand right to file class-action suit against the company

Schrems's lawsuit concerns alleged violations of privacy by Facebook through its use of personal data and tracking of users on external pages, among other things.

As many as 210 government websites found leaking personal details and Aadhaar numbers
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As many as 210 government websites found leaking personal details and Aadhaar numbers

About 210 websites of the central and state government departments were found to be displaying personal details and Aadhaar numbers of beneficiaries, Parliament was informed.

Norton Risk report for 2017 claims that 96 percent Indians are at risk using Public Wi-Fi
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Norton Risk report for 2017 claims that 96 percent Indians are at risk using Public Wi-Fi

A whopping 96 percent of Indians put personal information at risk while using public Wi-Fi for checking bank accounts, sharing personal photos and videos.

EU to penalize Facebook for providing misleading WhatsApp data
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EU to penalize Facebook for providing misleading WhatsApp data

Facebook is set to be penalized by the EU after it provided misleading data related to its WhatsApp acquisition three years ago.

SC reserves order on Aadhaar: Privacy act is urgent requirement to save India from dangers of data breach
India

SC reserves order on Aadhaar: Privacy act is urgent requirement to save India from dangers of data breach

A comprehensive privacy law in India is an urgent requirement simply because a misuse of personal data due to a possible breach may harm citizens much beyond their current predicament of being hinged to an electronic leash

German court upholds the ban on WhatsApp to share personal data with Facebook
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German court upholds the ban on WhatsApp to share personal data with Facebook

A German court has upheld its decision asking it to obtain the permission of WhatsApp users in the country before processing their personal data to Facebook.

Cybercriminals are increasing their attacks on smartphones, easy data-rich targets
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Cybercriminals are increasing their attacks on smartphones, easy data-rich targets

Smartphones have become a mine of personal information, holding bank data, credit card information and addresses, making them the preferred target for cybercriminals, experts warn.

Personal data isn’t a commodity to be sold at the whim of companies, especially in the digital age
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Personal data isn’t a commodity to be sold at the whim of companies, especially in the digital age

Data broking in the era of ‘Big Data’ and smart cities leads to big privacy concerns. A recent investigation by The Economic Times revealed that the personal data of lakhs of Indians is available from data brokers for less than a rupee per person.

Your personal information is already up for sale, and there's little you can do about it
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Your personal information is already up for sale, and there's little you can do about it

Data can be used for both good and bad. In a country that’s only recently taken its first steps towards its digital future, an understanding of the dangers, as well as advantages, of this digital world is paramount.