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Blog Entry The Competition Law Case Against Whatsapp’s 2021 Privacy Policy Alteration
by Aman Nair and Arindrajit Basu published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Mar 24, 2021 04:12 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Having examined the privacy implications of Whatsapp's changes to its privacy policy in 2021, this issue brief is the second output in our series examining the effects of those changes. This brief examines the changes in the context of data sharing between Whatsapp and Facebook as being an anticompetitive action in violation of the Indian Competition Act, 2002.
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Blog Entry A Guide to Drafting Privacy Policy under the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
by Shweta Reddy published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Sep 20, 2021 10:34 AM — filed under: , ,
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, (PDP Bill) which is currently being deliberated by the Joint Parliamentary Committee, is likely to be tabled in the Parliament during the winter session of 2021.
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Blog Entry Beyond the PDP Bill: Governance Choices for the DPA
by Trishi Jindal and S.Vivek published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Nov 10, 2021 07:32 AM — filed under: , ,
This article examines the specific governance choices the Data Protection Authority (DPA) in India must deliberate on vis-à-vis its standard-setting function, which are distinct from those it will encounter as part of its enforcement and supervision functions.
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Blog Entry The PDP Bill 2019 Through the Lens of Privacy by Design
by Saumyaa Naidu, Akash Sheshadri, Shweta Mohandas, and Pranav M Bidare; Edited by Arindrajit Basu, Shweta Reddy; With inputs from Amber Sinha published Nov 12, 2020 last modified Nov 13, 2020 07:51 AM — filed under: , , ,
This paper evaluates the PDP Bill based on the Privacy by Design approach. It examines the implications of Bill in terms of the data ecosystem it may lead to, and the visual interface design in digital platforms. This paper focuses on the notice and consent communication suggested by the Bill, and the role and accountability of design in its interpretation.
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Blog Entry The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Demanding your Data
by Rekha Jain published Nov 10, 2020 — filed under: , ,
The increasing digitalization of the economy and ubiquity of the Internet, coupled with developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) has given rise to transformational business models across several sectors.
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Blog Entry A Compilation of Research on the PDP Bill
by Pranav M B published Mar 05, 2020 last modified Mar 05, 2020 08:04 AM — filed under: , , ,
The most recent step in India’s initiative to create an effective and comprehensive Data Protection regime was the call for comments to the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which closed last month. Leading up to the comments, CIS has published numerous research pieces with the goal of providing a comprehensive overview of how this legislation would place India within the global scheme, and how the local situation has developed, as well as analysing its impacts on citizens’ rights.
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Blog Entry Divergence between the General Data Protection Regulation and the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
by Pallavi Bedi published Feb 21, 2020 — filed under: , ,
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Blog Entry Comments to the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019
by Amber Sinha, Elonnai Hickok, Pallavi Bedi, Shweta Mohandas, Tanaya Rajwade published Feb 12, 2020 last modified Feb 21, 2020 10:13 AM — filed under: , ,
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 11, 2019.
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Danish Expert Group on Data Ethics
by Admin published Nov 30, 2018 last modified Dec 01, 2018 04:42 AM — filed under: , , ,
Amber Sinha was one of the stakeholders who provided inputs to the Danish Expert Group on Data Ethics in June 2018 during their visit to New Delhi. The Expert Group has prepared and submitted its final report.
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SFLC Round Table Discussion on Personal Data Protection Bill
by Admin published Sep 25, 2018 last modified Oct 02, 2018 03:16 AM — filed under: , ,
Shweta Mohandas participated in a Round Table Discussion on Personal Data Protection Bill, orgnanised by SFLC on September 25, 2018 in Bangalore. She also moderated the first session - Data Protection Principles (Rights and Obligations).
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