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Citizens’ Draft Privacy Bill Seeks To Revolutionise Data Collection, Storage In India

by Admin last modified Jun 11, 2018 02:47 AM

A draft privacy bill proposes sweeping reforms to the way personal data is collected, processed and stored in India.

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Patanjali's Kimbho swiftly retreats over security scare, ripped on Twitter

by Admin last modified Jun 01, 2018 02:15 PM

Swadeshi" messaging app targeted at WhatsApp taken off from app stores hours after launch.

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BIF Workshop on V Band-New Use Cases under 802.11ad &.11ay

by Admin last modified Jun 01, 2018 12:13 AM

The workshop organized by Broadband India was held on May 31, 2018 at Taj Mansingh (Long Champ) in New Delhi. Shyam Ponappa attended the workshop.

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Don't blindly forward WhatsApp messages. You could be sued

by Admin last modified May 31, 2018 11:49 PM

Never before in Bengaluru has the Internet and social media taken such a vicious and violent turn as it did last week.

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India Proposes Law to Give Indians Complete Control of their Digital Health Data

by Admin last modified Jun 01, 2018 01:57 PM

India’s health ministry has proposed a law to govern data security in the healthcare sector that would give individuals complete ownership of their health data.

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Election Experiment Proves Facebook Just Doesn't Care About Fake News In India

by Admin last modified May 31, 2018 10:56 PM

Much-hyped fact-checking initiative identified only 30 bits of fake news in month-long Karnataka campaign. Yup — 30!

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Alexa’s recording leak in US ‘echoes’ privacy issues here

by Admin last modified May 30, 2018 12:49 AM

Market analyst Sanjay Mehta (name changed) has been keeping his Amazon Echo smart speaker mostly unplugged since reports surfaced last week of the device’s voice assistant, Alexa, inadvertently recording and sending out conversations of a family in the US.

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IETF Indian Community Meetup: RFCs We Love (IoT edition)

by Admin last modified May 26, 2018 12:46 AM

On May 19, 2018, Gurshabad Grover and Sandeep Kumar attended a 'RFCs We Love Meetup' of the Indian IETF Community held at Zoomcar's office in Bangalore. This meetup was dedicated to discussing IETF RFCs/Active Internet Drafts meant for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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Emerging Technologies: Issues & Way Forward

by Admin last modified May 26, 2018 12:39 AM

Aayush Rathi and Gurshabad Grover attended a two day conference on 'Emerging Technologies: Issues & Way Forward' organised by the Technology Policy team at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), held on 23rd and 24th May in Bangalore.

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Complying with Europe’s GDPR will be a “matter of survival” for Indian IT firms

by Admin last modified May 26, 2018 12:22 AM

Europe’s new data laws could shake up Indian IT companies.

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Inter Movements Open Forum: Trafficking Bill

by Admin last modified May 25, 2018 11:54 PM

On 18 May 2018 Gurshabad Grover on behalf of CIS presented comments on the Trafficking (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2018 at a meeting of the Inter Movements Open Forum jointly organised by Sangram, Naz Foundation, NNSW, Tarshi and VAMP. The meeting was held at India International Centre in New Delhi.

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An open data ecosystem can boost India's GDP by $22 B and double farmer income

by Admin last modified May 23, 2018 02:37 PM

MeiTY says increased data transparency will drive growth and improve governance across key industry sectors in the time to come.

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Privacy in the Digital Age: Addressing Common Challenges, Seizing Opportunities

by Admin last modified May 24, 2018 10:45 AM

DG Justice and Consumers and European Union is organizing a conference on privacy in the digital age on May 25, 2018 in New Delhi.

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Fairness, Transparency and Accountable AI

by Admin last modified May 20, 2018 02:26 PM

Amber Sinha participated remotely in the inaugural meeting of Fairness, Transparency and Accountable AI working group of the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence on May 10, 2018. The meeting was held at DeepMind's office in London.

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Putting women human rights activists on the world map

by Admin last modified May 20, 2018 02:09 PM

Birubala Rabha may be a household name in Assam, but her crusade against the practice of witch-hunting in her State has not got the attention it deserves from the nation or the world. Barring a handful of articles in print and online publications, little has been written about her fight that spans over two decades. There is no mention of her on Wikipedia.

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More errors in Aadhaar data in Andhra Pradesh than in voter database

by Admin last modified May 20, 2018 02:04 PM

As much as eight per cent of Aadhaar data collected in Andhra Pradesh has errors, mostly related to name, address and date of birth, which is more than the errors in the voter ID database. But still, 87% of rural residents approve mandatory linking of the unique ID with various schemes and services.

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Rootconf 2018

by Admin last modified May 18, 2018 06:40 AM

Rootconf is an annual conference on DevOps and IT Infrastructure and is organised by HasGeek. On May 11 and 12, 2018, Gurshabad Grover, Natallia Khaniejo and Aayush Rathi attended Rootconf 2018.

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Postcolonial Digital Connections International Conference

by Admin last modified May 18, 2018 06:35 AM

Anubha Sinha was a speaker at this conference organized by Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg, UCL and Fritz Thyssen Stiftung on May 16 and 17, 2018 at Center for Interdisciplinary Area Studies (ZIRS) in Halle, Germany. Anubha Sinha spoke on Property, Control and Copyright.

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Indian Cricket Board Exposes Personal Data of Thousands of Players

by Admin last modified May 18, 2018 05:01 AM

The IT security researchers at Kromtech Security Center discovered a trove of personal and sensitive data belonging to around 15,000 to 20,000 Indian applicants participating in cricket seasons 2015-2018.

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Aadhaar Remains an Unending Security Nightmare for a Billion Indians

by Admin last modified May 13, 2018 04:28 PM

Yesterday was the 38th and last day of hearings in the Supreme Court case challenging the constitutional validity of India’s biometric authentication programme. After weeks of arguments from both sides, the Supreme Court has now reserved the matter for judgement.

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