Mahua Moitra claims to be 'under surveillance', asks Delhi Police chief to remove officers stationed outside her home
In a letter to Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava, the Trinamool Congress MP said that right to privacy is a fundamental right guaranteed to her as a citizen of this country, under the Constitution of India
With the data collected from WhatsApp, Facebook Inc may establish a monopoly in digital marketing leading to justified concerns from anti-trust activists
As Maharashtra govt pushes for stricter rape law, a look at constitutionality and legality of Shakti Bill
Besides proposing death penalty for certain offences against women and children, Shakti Bill also reduces timeline for investigation, trial and appeals without taking into account severe manpower shortage in the police department and the courts in Maharashtra
Parliamentary panel examining Personal Data Protection Bill recommends 89 changes, says Meenakshi Lekhi
The bill was drafted following a Supreme Court judgment in August 2017 that declared 'Right to Privacy' a fundamental right
The report said the company's practice of vacuuming up personal data in order to feed voracious advertising businesses represents an unprecedented assault on privacy rights
GUJCOCA makes confessions to cops, intercepted conversations admissible in court; threatens checks and balances against government interference
The police should remember that confession may not always be a short cut to a solution.
Facebook-WhatsApp case in SC: Mass surveillance possibilities can increase with creation of national decryption agency
Mass surveillance, while inherently unconstitutional on account of being a completely disproportionate invasion of privacy, is unfortunately still a possibility, until it is expressly prohibited.
The current legislation just enables the use of the unique identity for its schemes and subsidies.
The Supreme Court recently agreed to hear FB's plea to transfer the Aadhaar-social media linking case.
Aadhaar-social media account linking could result in creation of a surveillance state, deprive fundamental right to privacy
It is without question that a solution is required, but it is increasingly worrying as the solutions move toward deprivation of fundamental rights and the first steps towards a possible surveillance state.
HRD order to 'connect' with students on social media could be misused for surveillance, silencing dissent in campuses, say experts
The real reason behind HRD circular seeking access to varsity students' Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts appears to be surveillance, and an attempt to identify their ideologies
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Congress manifesto promises on net neutrality, right to privacy, regulations on fake news are iterative at best
In essence, the promises by Congress party in its manifesto with relations to digital rights of citizen appear to be hollow. Regulating internet shutdowns looks like the only strong point among the eight enlisted
Despite Cambridge Analytica and upcoming elections, the govt is still sitting on critical data protection legislation
With elections less than a month away, fake news and reaching out to voters based on some kind of profiling is a possibility in India
Canada arrested Huawei's Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on 1 Dec. at the request of the United States.
Supreme Court to examine MHA's controversial 'snooping order': 4 PILs filed against Centre's 20 December order
The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) regarding the government's order allowing several central investigative agencies to intercept email and phone correspondence for "national security" purposes.
DNA Bill: To ensure justice is 'gene'-uine, govt must ensure privacy of individuals is respected as well
The proposed DNA Bill does not contain safeguards for eg, on why consent will be forced or assumed, exceptions to personal consent, and guidelines on sharing DNA data across borders, which are necessary to guide the exercise of this power whilst being respectful of individual liberty
It has also asserted that any regulatory intervention to this “complex issue” must be preceded by a wide-ranging and participatory discussion process.
Aadhaar privacy debate, data protection regulation to intermediary guidelines: Tech policy trends of 2018
Looking at the year gone by for privacy, one can look ahead at 2019 only with concern
Pinarayi Vijayan calls MHA notification, enabling 10 govt agencies to intercept any device, an 'attack' on individual freedom
Pinarayi Vijayan said it was even more "disturbing" that the media, members of legislatures and even judiciary have not been excluded from the ambit of the order.
The SC had also asked the UIDAI to take measures to enhance the privacy of people who use Aadhaar.