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Oyo Hotels’ Real-Time Digital Record Database Sparks Privacy Fears
by Admin published Jan 18, 2019 — filed under: ,
Oyo Hotels’ pilot to maintain a real-time digital database of guests and plan to share it with law-enforcement agencies has triggered privacy concerns.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
They know where you are
by Admin published Jan 18, 2019 last modified Jan 18, 2019 02:14 AM — filed under: ,
With hotel-booking app routinely sharing real-time guest data with police and government, lives of those fleeing persecution is in danger, privacy advocates fear.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry The DNA Bill has a sequence of problems that need to be resolved
by Shweta Mohandas and Elonnai Hickok published Jan 15, 2019 — filed under: , ,
In its current form, it’s far from comprehensive and fails to adequately address privacy and security concerns.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Registering for Aadhaar in 2019
by Sunil Abraham published Jan 03, 2019 last modified Jan 03, 2019 02:59 PM — filed under: , ,
It is a lot less scary registering for Aadhaar in 2019 than it was in 2010, given how the authentication modalities have since evolved.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
The dark side of future tech: Where are we headed on privacy, security, truth?
by Admin published Dec 30, 2018 last modified Dec 30, 2018 09:24 AM — filed under: ,
#2018 Year-End Special: We now live in a time when devices listen, chips track your choices, and governments can watch from behind a barcode. How do we navigate this world?
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Blog Entry Is the new ‘interception’ order old wine in a new bottle?
by Elonnai Hickok, Vipul Kharbanda, Shweta Mohandas and Pranav M. Bidare published Dec 29, 2018 — filed under: , , , ,
The government could always authorise intelligence agencies to intercept and monitor communications, but the lack of clarity is problematic.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Big Brother is here: Amid snooping row, govt report says monitoring system 'practically complete'
by Admin published Dec 26, 2018 — filed under: ,
The recently released 2017-18 annual report of the Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) says that surveillance equipment is being rolled out in 21 service areas across the country.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
How data privacy and governance issues have battered Facebook ahead of 2019 polls
by Admin published Dec 25, 2018 last modified Dec 25, 2018 01:43 AM — filed under: ,
Rohit S, an airline pilot, had enough of Facebook. With over 1,000 friends and part of at least a dozen groups on subjects ranging from planes to politics, the 34-year-old found himself constantly checking his phone for updates and plunging headlong into increasingly noisy debates, where he had little personal connect.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Is Aadhaar Essential To Achieve Error-Free Electoral Rolls?
by Prasad Krishna published Dec 25, 2018 — filed under: , ,
The Election Commission’s plans to link Aadhaar with electoral rolls may have stirred a hornet’s nest.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media
Centre’s order on computer surveillance threatens right to privacy, experts say
by Admin published Dec 25, 2018 — filed under: ,
The Constitutional validity of the notification allowing ten agencies to intercept information is uncertain.
Located in Internet Governance / News & Media