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Facebook breach: Privacy advocates in India seek stronger data laws

by Admin last modified Mar 20, 2018 11:37 PM

Privacy advocates in India underlined the urgent need for stronger data privacy laws in India with the debate coming under focus after reports alleged that British data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica had tapped into the profiles of more than 50 million Facebook users, without their permission, during the last US elections.

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Supreme Court extends Aadhaar linking deadline till it passes verdict

by Admin last modified Mar 17, 2018 03:02 PM

The Supreme Court, however, allowed the government to seek Aadhaar numbers to transfer benefits of government schemes funded from the consolidated fund of India.

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New Lock For EU’s Digital Mines

by Admin last modified Mar 17, 2018 01:10 PM

Indian companies dealing with European data wait ­anxiously as the EU pushes in new security rules

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Aadhaar unique IDs in India: a qualified success?

by Admin last modified Mar 17, 2018 12:49 PM

Anshuman Jaswal form Kapronasia shares insights into the security and privacy concerns related to Aadhaar, which are often overlooked

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White Paper on Data Protection and Privacy

by Admin last modified Mar 07, 2018 02:57 PM

National Institute of Public Finance and Policy is organizing a roundtable on data protection and privacy in New Delhi on March 8, 2018. Sunil Abraham is participating as a moderator in the session on Rights and Protections. Amber Sinha is also participating as a panelist.

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Is there a case for penalizing fake news?

by Admin last modified Mar 07, 2018 02:23 PM

Facebook and Twitter have been under increasing scrutiny for allowing targeted political ads from Russia-backed entities to manipulate voters and influence elections.

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CIS ranks amongst top think tanks for public policy in the region

by Admin last modified Mar 02, 2018 12:56 PM

Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program features Centre for Internet & Society in its annual report.

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Data Privacy Forum

by Admin last modified Mar 01, 2018 01:31 AM

Amber Sinha took part in the Data Privacy Forum organized by the Asian Business Law Institute on February 7, 2018. The forum was held at the Supreme Court of Singapore.

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Quantified identities as a global phenomenon: analyzing the impact of biometric systems in our societies

by Admin last modified Mar 01, 2018 12:56 AM

A session by Amber Sinha and Leandro Ucciferri of ADC, Argentina at the Internet Freedom Festival to be held in Valencia, Spain in March has been selected. Amber Sinha will make a presentation.

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Beyond Scale: How to make your digital development program sustainable

by Admin last modified Feb 26, 2018 02:23 PM

A dissemination workshop was organized by BBC Media Action, with support from the Digital Impact Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on February 21, 2018 in Bangalore. Sunil Abraham participated in the workshop.

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From 1 March, only registered devices to be used to authenticate Aadhaar

by Admin last modified Feb 24, 2018 07:59 AM

UIDAI directive to Aadhaar authentication agencies aims to avoid putting citizens’ biometric data at risk

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Critics of India's ID card project say they have been harassed, put under surveillance

by Admin last modified Feb 24, 2018 07:50 AM

Researchers and journalists who have identified loopholes in India’s massive national identity card project have said they have been slapped with criminal cases or harassed by government agencies because of their work.

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The mystery of the website which published the ‘scoop’ on BJP’s Ram Madhav

by Admin last modified Feb 22, 2018 02:55 PM

The website has since been taken down, but the identity of its creators may not be very easy to find.

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CCI leaves Google searching for answers

by Admin last modified Feb 19, 2018 02:26 AM

If you go to the Google search box and type "nuance", the first result that shows up is "CCIBSE 0.00 % Judgement on Google". No, we just made that up.

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Aadhaar: ‘Safety is regularly evolving‘

by Admin last modified Feb 07, 2018 04:44 PM

Experts say the new security features will significantly ensure there is no ‘large-scale theft of people‘s identity‘. Alnoor Peermohamed reports.

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To protect data, don’t opt for plastic or laminated Aadhaar card: UIDAI

by Admin last modified Feb 07, 2018 01:00 AM

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.

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Aadhaar's new security measures are good, it is still work in progress

by Admin last modified Jan 26, 2018 01:52 AM

Here's a rundown of the three new features that the UIDAI will introduce to make Aadhaar seemingly more secure.

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Paytm Payments Bank woos corporates with digital incentives

by Admin last modified Jan 24, 2018 11:52 PM

Offerings will be an incentive to companies already using Paytm e-wallet services to shift employees’ salary accounts to the bank, says Paytm Payments Bank CEO Renu Satti.

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Aadhaar-privacy debate: How the 12-digit number went from personal identifier to all pervasive transaction tool

by Admin last modified Jan 18, 2018 03:01 PM

Depending on who you ask, the Aadhaar is either a convenience or a curse.

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Future Value of Data

by Admin last modified Jan 17, 2018 12:32 AM

Carnegie India with support of Facebook organized a workshop in Bengaluru on January 10, 2018. Sunil Abraham participated in the workshop.

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