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Privacy advocates seek stronger laws 18.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
A citizen advocacy group has put together a model Bill that focuses on user rights, data protection
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‘Next step is to widen public engagement ’ 18.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Model Bill is policy fix for privacy concerns
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Citizens group moots stiff penalty for privacy violation 12.6.2018 Rediff: News
A group of lawyers and activists want India's privacy law to ensure that autonomy, dignity and privacy are safeguarded, and proposes a penalty provision of up to Rs 10 million for those found violating the code and a jail term extending up to three years or a combination of both. Mayank Jain reports.
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Will the Supreme Court declare the Aadhaar Act a black law? 11.6.2018 Rediff: Columns
Unless the judges factor in the ungovernability of technologies and their beneficial owners, present and future Presidents, prime ministers, judges, legislators and officials handling sensitive assignments may become redundant with reference to their age-old roles for securing 'national resources and assets', warns Dr Gopal Krishna.
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Stinging facts 5.6.2018 FrontLine: Home
The controversy over e-payments company Paytm’s alleged sharing of user data with the government raises larger concerns about digital data privacy. By DIVYA TRIVEDI
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Telegram accuses Apple of blocking updates 1.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Secure messaging app Telegram has accused Apple of blocking its updates for users worldwide after Russian authorities imposed a ban on Telegram for refusing to hand over keys to decrypt messages. "Apple has been preventing Telegram from updating its iOS apps globally ever since the Russian authorities ordered Apple to remove Telegram from the App Store," said the founder of the app, Pavel Durov, on his Telegram feed.  In April, a Moscow court banned the popular free app following a long-running battle between authorities and Telegram, which has a reputation for securely encrypted communications. Telegram refused to provide Russian authorities with a way to read communications over its network as Moscow pushes to increase surveillance of internet activities.  "We believe we did the only possible thing, preserving the right of our users to privacy in a troubled country," said Durov. "Unfortunately, Apple didn't side with us." Russian authorities have ordered domestic internet service providers to block the ...
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How Spies Can Use Your Cellphone To Eavesdrop On Your Calls And Texts 31.5.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Surveillance systems that track the locations of cellphone users and spy on their calls, texts and data streams are being turned against Americans as they roam the country and the world, say security...
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Centre Plans 'Big Brother' Tool To Track Social Media, Email: 10 Facts 25.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Every Facebook, Twitter and email user in India could soon have a new follower: the government. In a massive step with deep ramifications, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has invited bids...
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The transatlantic variants 25.5.2018 Hindu: Home
India must be careful in picking up best practices from elsewhere in drafting a data protection law
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Zuckerberg to testify before European Parliament today 22.5.2018 General News
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before the European Parliament to discuss the growing online data-privacy concerns here on Tuesday.As reported by the New York Times, Zuckerberg will discuss the issue of the data breach by data analytics company Cambridge Analytica.It is touted be a closed-door meeting, to be attended by leaders of the various political groups.Leaders of the European Parliament's various blocs and the head of the body's civil liberties committee, which is holding hearings on the ongoing Facebook data breach case, will be the part of the meeting.Data privacy is a major issue among European citizens. The European Union (EU) has been fighting with prominent American tech companies over data privacy for years.The US government and EU were in an open conflict in 2015, when it withdrew a data sharing agreement because of "mass indiscriminate surveillance and interception" of personal data by the US authorities, CNN reported."The European tradition on privacy .
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Dashcam footage gets top German court appoval for car crash cases 15.5.2018 Reuters: World News
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germans will be able to use dashcam footage as evidence in some road accident cases following a federal supreme court ruling on Tuesday, even though it violates strict privacy rules.
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Why Aadhaar data is not safe despite the protection of '13-feet high walls' 15.5.2018 Top Stories
The Aadhaar program has the biometric data -- iris, fingerprint and photographs -- of over a billion Indians and is key to Modi's 'Digital India' plans
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Lt Governor "Politicising" Work On Surveillance Cameras: Arvind Kejriwal 13.5.2018 NDTV News - India-news
Days after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal formed a committee to draw up procedures for installing, operating and monitoring CCTVs, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has accused him of...
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CCTV Project: Delhi Home Secretary Holds Meeting, Defies Government Stand 11.5.2018 NDTV News - Cities
Defying the AAP government's stand, Delhi Home Secretary Manoj Parida today chaired a meeting of the Lieutenant Governor-appointed committee on a project for installation of CCTV cameras, in what...
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CCTV project: Delhi Home Secretary holds meeting, defies govt stand 11.5.2018 General News
Defying the AAP government's stand, Delhi Home Secretary Manoj Parida today chaired a meeting of the Lieutenant Governor-appointed committee on a project for installation of CCTV cameras, in what could trigger another confrontation with the AAP dispensation and the L-G's office. An official said Parida would call another meeting of the six-member committee in the next five-six days and discuss various aspects such as common framework for installation, monitoring and other issues related to CCTV cameras in public spaces. The Arvind Kejriwal government has declared as "null and void" the Parida-headed panel constituted by Lt Governor Anil Baijal, saying that it was the responsibility of the government to install CCTV cameras aimed at ensuring women's safety in the city. In a letter to Baijal yesterday, Delhi Home Minister Satyendar Jain directed Parida not to proceed with the committee. The Home Secretary received the communication from the minister's office this evening. The official ..
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L-G sets up panel to oversee CCTV system 9.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Will formulate standard operating procedure for installation and operation
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LG sets up panel on CCTVs operation 8.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday formed a high-level committee to come up with a standard operating procedure for installation, operation, and monitoring of CCTVs in the city, an official statement said.
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L-G forms panel to prepare framework for installing CCTV cameras in Delhi 8.5.2018 General News
Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal today constituted a high-level committee to prepare a common framework for installing, operating and monitoring CCTV cameras in the national capital, his office said. Principal Secretary (Home) Manoj Parida has been appointed the chairman of the committee and he has been asked to submit his report within 30 days. "The committee will recommend Standard Operating Procedure to address the issues of uniformity in installation as well as issues of privacy, security, feed-sharing, integration and optimum utilisation," according to a statement released by the L-G office. The committee will also recommend norms for installing CCTV cameras in public places. While the use of surveillance cameras helps improve safety and prevent incidents of crimes, there have been reported instances of misuse of CCTVs for intrusion and compromises on privacy of individuals, the statement stated. Baijal has also sought a mechanism to inform members of public that they are under ...
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Spy agency NSA triples collection of U.S. phone records - official report 5.5.2018 Reuters: World News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a U.S. intelligence agency report released on Friday said.
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NSA Triples Collection Of Phone Records in the US 5.5.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The US National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a US intelligence agency report released on...
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