India is becoming a surveillance State, claims Congress; Anand Sharma says Centre breaching privacy by seeking citizens' call records
Congress accused the government of seeking call data records of mobile users in Delhi and nine states, saying this was a breach of citizens' privacy and an attempt to 'convert India into a surveillance state'
Canada opened an investigation into how Facebook handles user data after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
A divorced father of two won the right to read his children's WhatsApp messages as a result of the ruling.
The white paper has been drafted to solicit public comments on what shape a data protection law must take.
Telecom regulator TRAI will come out with its recommendations on guidelines for data privacy, security and ownership by January.
The right to privacy verdict will also have a definite indirect impact on all companies collecting data
The government's idea of Aadhaar, as a mandatory factor to live as a law-abiding citizen, hinges upon what the Supreme Court's constitutional bench is about to rule on 'Right to Privacy' issue.
Supreme Court to hear petitions on Aadhaar-privacy issue: Here's why top court set up a 9-judge bench for the matter
A nine-judge bench on Wednesday will hear several petitions challenging the government's rule of making Aadhaar mandatory for all citizens.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the government to ensure that 160 million Indian subscribers are not "entrapped" in any manner by service providers like WhatsApp, which is providing free services to its users.
Aadhaar Act needs a relook from the security and privacy aspect, to avoid mistakes made with the IT Act
For the first time, we are coming across Aadhaar which is providing an interconnected ecosystem. That, from a consumer standpoint, is going to present a huge amount of data privacy issues.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) started off with Aadhaar enrollments back in 2010. It has been close to seven years since, and the 12-digit Aadhaar number is much more than just an identity number now, with over 1.1 bn Indians already enrolled on the Aadhaar platform.
Right to be forgotten: How a prudent Karnataka HC judgment could pave the way for privacy laws in India
In a rare case, the Karnataka High Court accepted, approved and upheld the concept of and the right to be forgotten, which was unheard of before in India.
The Supreme Court of India has sought a response from WhatsApp and the Centre regarding the protection of WhatsApp user data.
with the onset of new things like Internet of Things, it is imperative that enabling legal frameworks for protecting and preserving personal privacy and data privacy must be in place in India.
UK’s success in stopping Facebook shows how a strong data protection legislation can go a long way in protecting individual privacy and preventing abuse of by large corporates.
The Indian government is reported to have started the process of drafting rules for Section 67C of the Information Technology Act, 2000, India’s data retention law.
Because of the ease with which users are able to share live video streams with Facebook Live or Periscope, mobile streaming video technology (MSVT) has great potential to catalyse new privacy laws and policies, a study says.
The report underlines that in the meantime Indian law remains inadequate for the effective protection of privacy.
WhatsApp, one of the most popular apps in the world, contravenes international privacy laws because it forces users to provide access to their entire address book, Canadian and Dutch data protection authorities said.