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Amazon bans, then un-bans TikTok app from its employee mobile devices, calls it a mistake
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Amazon bans, then un-bans TikTok app from its employee mobile devices, calls it a mistake

The Chinese ownership of TikTok, one of the fastest-growing digital platforms, has come under heavy scrutiny on issues like the handling of user data.

BHIM app vulnerability reportedly exposed financial data of millions of users; NPCI denies data compromise
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BHIM app vulnerability reportedly exposed financial data of millions of users; NPCI denies data compromise

According to Vpnmentor, the 409 GB of data suspected to be breached has over 70 lakh records.

Truecaller denies reports that data of 4.75 cr Indians was put up for sale on the dark web for Rs 75,000
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Truecaller denies reports that data of 4.75 cr Indians was put up for sale on the dark web for Rs 75,000

The data on sale includes phone numbers, gender, city, mobile network, Facebook id and so on.

Aarogya Setu app guidelines for data processing issued by centre as privacy concerns pile up
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Aarogya Setu app guidelines for data processing issued by centre as privacy concerns pile up

The guidelines lay down procedure on handling of data by various agencies involved in controlling spread of the pandemic.

Zoom app on iOS stops sharing analytics data with Facebook, says it never shared 'sensitive information'
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Zoom app on iOS stops sharing analytics data with Facebook, says it never shared 'sensitive information'

Zoom does mention in its privacy policy that it shares data with third-party apps but it does not name Facebook.

Facebook is likely to pay $3.50 per month to US users for sharing contact info: Report
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Facebook is likely to pay $3.50 per month to US users for sharing contact info: Report

The study by US-based Technology Policy Institute is the first that attempts to quantify the value of online privacy and data.

Want access to your personal data? Hand over more please and ensure you smile for requested photo ID
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Want access to your personal data? Hand over more please and ensure you smile for requested photo ID

To get your personal data, you may have to give up more personal data. It seems awful at first. Alistair Barr of Bloomberg called it “the new privacy circle of hell.”

'Do Not Sell My Info': US retailers rush to comply with California privacy law
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'Do Not Sell My Info': US retailers rush to comply with California privacy law

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will be effective at the start of 2020.

Tipping the scale: Weighing Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 against EU's GDPR
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Tipping the scale: Weighing Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 against EU's GDPR

The present PDP Bill reflects that it embodies the principles of GDPR for liberalisation of cross-border flow of data and data protection.

Personal Data Protection Bill 2019: Impact on private companies is hard to tell yet, given the exemptions for State intervention
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Personal Data Protection Bill 2019: Impact on private companies is hard to tell yet, given the exemptions for State intervention

The private sector is closely watching the new Personal Data Protection Bill as data has become the most crucial asset of a company.

Google, Ascension asked to reveal how it is using patient data stored on the cloud
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Google, Ascension asked to reveal how it is using patient data stored on the cloud

The officials have asked what data exactly is stored with Google, which Google employees have access to the data.

Australia parliamentary IT system hacked earlier this year, data of several officials stolen
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Australia parliamentary IT system hacked earlier this year, data of several officials stolen

"Non-sensitive" data of two senators and a small number of lower house members was reportedly stolen.

Two plead guilty for extracting bounties from Uber, LinkedIn to delete info from Amazon
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Two plead guilty for extracting bounties from Uber, LinkedIn to delete info from Amazon

The men downloaded 57 million Uber user records from Amazon.com Inc's cloud platform.

Google is being sued by the ACCC for exploiting users’ data: Here is why that matters
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Google is being sued by the ACCC for exploiting users’ data: Here is why that matters

Google is being sued for misleading consumers and using their personal location data.

Facebook, Google will now make their user data inter-operable: US Senators
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Facebook, Google will now make their user data inter-operable: US Senators

Companies like Facebook would have to allow its users to easily move, or port, their data to another network.

Facebook is worried that users will get worked up about the amount of location data it gathers on them
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Facebook is worried that users will get worked up about the amount of location data it gathers on them

Even if you're a heavy user, there's little reason to give Facebook permanent access to location data.

Facebook ditched plans to buy group video chat app Houseparty, over antitrust concerns
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Facebook ditched plans to buy group video chat app Houseparty, over antitrust concerns

After Facebook's disinterest, Houseparty has now been acquired by Fortnite maker Epic Games.

US govt agencies scanning millions of Americans’ faces without their consent: Report
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US govt agencies scanning millions of Americans’ faces without their consent: Report

Since 2011, FBI has reportedly logged over 390,000 facial-recognition searches of federal and local databases.

Data 'of the people, by the people, for the people' should be govt mantra: Economic Survey
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Data 'of the people, by the people, for the people' should be govt mantra: Economic Survey

The Economic Survey emphasised that data and information highway must be viewed as equally important infrastructure.

SBI secures unprotected server that might have exposed data of millions of users
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SBI secures unprotected server that might have exposed data of millions of users

SBI’s investigation also showed that its servers remained secure and that there had been no breach.