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Mahua Moitra claims to be 'under surveillance', asks Delhi Police chief to remove officers stationed outside her home
India

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

WhatsApp row: How messaging app's new privacy policy impacts legal rights of Indian citizens
India

WhatsApp row: How messaging app's new privacy policy impacts legal rights of Indian citizens

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
India

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
India

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

Google and Facebook's business models are a threat to human rights: Amnesty International
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Google and Facebook's business models are a threat to human rights: Amnesty International

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

Facebook-WhatsApp case in SC: Mass surveillance possibilities can increase with creation of national decryption agency
India

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.

Aadhaar-social media account linking case: UIDAI asks government to make a new law
News & Analysis

Aadhaar-social media account linking case: UIDAI asks government to make a new law

The current legislation just enables the use of the unique identity for its schemes and subsidies.

Aadhaar-social media linking case: Next SC hearing to take place on 13 September
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Aadhaar-social media linking case: Next SC hearing to take place on 13 September

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
India

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
India

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
Politics

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
India

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

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to sue the Canadian government over her December arrest
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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to sue the Canadian government over her December arrest

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
India

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
India

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

Govt plan to amend IT rules is blunt and can lead to over-censorship warns Mozilla
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Govt plan to amend IT rules is blunt and can lead to over-censorship warns Mozilla

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
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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
India

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.

Stronger safeguards to only accelerate country's digital journey says UIDAI CEO
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Stronger safeguards to only accelerate country's digital journey says UIDAI CEO

The SC had also asked the UIDAI to take measures to enhance the privacy of people who use Aadhaar.