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
The first place where a dilution of the rights is seen is in the requirement that the processing be lawful.
Facebook is coming under concerted regulatory scrutiny in Britain, the United States and the European Union.
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
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
European Union privacy regulators criticised WhatsApp in October for not resolving the concerns, a year after they first issued a warning.
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
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
GDPR is about companies handling the personal data of their customers, partners and employees with care and respect.
39 percent of Indians trust the information they see on social media channels as compared to 32 percent globally.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.