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Tired of tele-marketing calls? Act on privacy right: Experts
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 09, 2011 — filed under:
Annoyed with unsolicited calls from insurance and banking companies? Under the proposed Right to Privacy Act, such calls would be considered a violation and the company responsible penalised up to Rs 5 lakh. The draft Right to Privacy Bill says that no person with a business in the country can collect or disclose any data relating to any individual without his/her consent.
Located in News & Media
To protect data, don’t opt for plastic or laminated Aadhaar card: UIDAI
by Admin published Feb 07, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Unauthorized printing of Aadhaar cards could render the QR (quick response) code dysfunctional or even expose personal data without an individual’s informed consent, UIDAI says.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Token disclosures?
by Prasad Krishna published Aug 07, 2013 — filed under: ,
Snowden’s Xkeyscore expose makes a mockery of Twitter’s transparency revelations.
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Token security or tokenized security?
by Admin published Jan 17, 2018 — filed under: , ,
Implementing a system of tokenization for Aadhaar verification will address the security loopholes highlighted in recent reports.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
TRAI recommendations on data privacy raises eyebrows
by Admin published Jul 19, 2018 — filed under: ,
The telecom regulator’s recommendations on data privacy have raised eyebrows over jurisdiction and timing, with IT ministry officials as well as companies questioning the need for it at a time when the government appointed Justice BN Srikrishna committee is in the final stages of drafting the data protection law.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Trans Pacific Partnership and Digital 2 Dozen: Implications for Data Protection and Digital Privacy
by Shubhangi Heda published Jul 12, 2016 last modified Jul 12, 2016 07:56 AM — filed under: , , , , ,
In this essay, Shubhangi Heda explores the concerns related to data protection and digital privacy under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement signed recently between United States of America and eleven countries located around the pacific ocean region, across South America, Australia, and Asia. TPP is a free trade agreement (FTA) that emphasises, among other things, the need for liberalising global digital economy. The essay also analyses the critical document titled ‘Digital 2 Dozen’ (D2D), which compiles the key action items within TPP addressing liberalisation of digital economy, and sets up the relevant goals for the member nations.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Transparency Reports — A Glance on What Google and Facebook Tell about Government Data Requests
by Prachi Arya published Sep 12, 2013 last modified Sep 13, 2013 09:44 AM — filed under: ,
Transparency Reports are a step towards greater accountability but how efficacious are they really?
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry UID & Privacy - A Call for Papers
by Elonnai Hickok published Dec 15, 2010 last modified Mar 21, 2012 10:03 AM — filed under: ,
Privacy India is inviting individuals to author short papers focused on Unique Identity (UID) and Privacy. Selected candidates will have their papers published on the CIS website, and their transportation and accommodation provided for the “Privacy Matters” conference being held in Kolkata on 22 January 2010.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog / Privacy
Blog Entry UID and NPR: Towards Common Ground
by Mukta Batra published Sep 19, 2014 last modified Oct 15, 2014 01:06 PM — filed under: , , ,
The UID (Unique Identification) and NPR (National Population Register) are both government identity schemes that aggregate personal data, including biometric data for the provision of an identification factor, and aim to link them with the delivery of public utility services.
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UID has no legal sanctity, says lawyer-activist
by Prasad Krishna published Mar 03, 2013 last modified Mar 11, 2013 06:08 AM — filed under: ,
‘Iris scanning adopted for the UID project is flawed as the iris keeps changing’
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