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India is becoming a surveillance State, claims Congress; Anand Sharma says Centre breaching privacy by seeking citizens' call records
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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'

Facebook could face slack from Canada's privacy group over misuse of user data
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Facebook could face slack from Canada's privacy group over misuse of user data

Canada opened an investigation into how Facebook handles user data after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

WhatsApp messages on child's phone can be read by parents, rules Spanish court
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WhatsApp messages on child's phone can be read by parents, rules Spanish court

A divorced father of two won the right to read his children's WhatsApp messages as a result of the ruling.

Government-appointed committee releases white paper to form a framework for data protection
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Government-appointed committee releases white paper to form a framework for data protection

The white paper has been drafted to solicit public comments on what shape a data protection law must take.

TRAI to come out with recommendations on guidelines for data privacy and security by January
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TRAI to come out with recommendations on guidelines for data privacy and security by January

Telecom regulator TRAI will come out with its recommendations on guidelines for data privacy, security and ownership by January.

Right to Privacy verdict: Is it enforceable against a private technology company such as WhatsApp?
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Right to Privacy verdict: Is it enforceable against a private technology company such as WhatsApp?

The right to privacy verdict will also have a definite indirect impact on all companies collecting data

Supreme Court hearing Aadhaar petitions: Right to privacy is sacred; Govt must salvage UID scheme
India

Supreme Court hearing Aadhaar petitions: Right to privacy is sacred; Govt must salvage UID scheme

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
India

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.

Supreme Court said govt must ensure that WhatsApp users are not 'entrapped'
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Supreme Court said govt must ensure that WhatsApp users are not 'entrapped'

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
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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.

Aadhaar has ambitions to be a one-stop solution, but there are concerns that still remain
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Aadhaar has ambitions to be a one-stop solution, but there are concerns that still remain

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
India

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.

WhatsApp user data: Our inadequate laws put the privacy of millions of Indians at risk
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WhatsApp user data: Our inadequate laws put the privacy of millions of Indians at risk

The Supreme Court of India has sought a response from WhatsApp and the Centre regarding the protection of WhatsApp user data.

Privacy protection: Need for proactive cyber legal approaches in India
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Privacy protection: Need for proactive cyber legal approaches in India

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.

Why India failed to prevent Whatsapp data sharing with Facebook while UK succeeded
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Why India failed to prevent Whatsapp data sharing with Facebook while UK succeeded

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 proposes new data retention rules: Will privacy be compromised?
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The Indian government proposes new data retention rules: Will privacy be compromised?

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.

Mobile streaming apps like Facebook Live and Periscope to catalyse new privacy laws
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Mobile streaming apps like Facebook Live and Periscope to catalyse new privacy laws

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.

Guess what? Internet freedom in India actually slightly improved under Modi rule, says report
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Guess what? Internet freedom in India actually slightly improved under Modi rule, says report

The report underlines that in the meantime Indian law remains inadequate for the effective protection of privacy.

WhatsApp in violation of privacy laws, say Dutch, Canadian agencies
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WhatsApp in violation of privacy laws, say Dutch, Canadian agencies

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.