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India facial recognition: How effective will it be?
by Admin published Nov 15, 2019 — filed under: ,
India is trying to build what could be the world's largest facial recognition system.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Cyber law experts asks why CERT-In removed advisory warning about WhatsApp vulnerability
by Megha Mandavia published Nov 15, 2019 — filed under: ,
On the missing web page note, CERT-In had provided a detailed explanation of the vulnerability, which could be exploited by an attacker by making a decoy voice call to a target.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
The Future of Privacy in the Age of Big Data
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 22, 2016 — filed under: , ,
A study tour on privacy and big data was organised by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom from September 3 to 10, 2016 in Berlin and Hamburg. Vanya Rakesh was one of the participants from South Asia who went for the tour.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
WhatsApp ruling: Experts seek privacy law
by Prasad Krishna published Sep 27, 2016 — filed under: , , ,
On August 25, Whatsapp updated its policy to share user content with social network; the decision opened new monetisation models for the messaging app.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Eye on Mumbai
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 02, 2016 — filed under: ,
The feeds will be beamed to a video wall that stretches 21 feet across at the police’s command and control room.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
An 'app'ening world
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 05, 2016 — filed under: , ,
A ‘forward’ has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp about the privacy concerns relating to that instant messaging app; it’s asking for permission to share user data with Facebook.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
New regulations in place; Aadhaar Card records to be preserved for 7 yrs by Centre
by Prasad Krishna published Oct 17, 2016 — filed under: , ,
UIDAI chief executive office ABP Pandey said that the concerns regarding Aadhar card-related benefits were "exaggerated" and that the agency will keep the records in case any disputes arise in the future.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry MLATs and the proposed Amendments to the US Electronic Communications Privacy Act
by Vipul Kharbanda and Elonnai Hickok published Oct 20, 2016 last modified Dec 28, 2016 01:09 AM — filed under: , ,
In continuance of our blog post on mutual legal assistance treaties (MLATs), we examine a new approach to international bilateral cooperation being suggested in the United States, by creating a mechanism for certain foreign governments to directly approach the data controllers.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry How Long Have Banks Known About The Debit Card Fraud?
by tiwari published Oct 22, 2016 — filed under: , ,
The recent security breach in an Indian payment switch provider, confirmed earlier this week by the National Payments Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), has forced domestic banks into damage control mode over the past few days.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data' (Delhi, November 12)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Nov 02, 2016 last modified Nov 12, 2016 10:14 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , , ,
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and the Sarai programme, CSDS, invite you to a workshop on 'Privacy after Big Data: What Changes? What should Change?' on Saturday, November 12. This workshop aims to build a dialogue around some of the key government-led big data initiatives in India and elsewhere that are contributing significant new challenges and concerns to the ongoing debates on the right to privacy. It is an open event. Please register to participate.
Located in Internet Governance / Events