Moneycontrol PRO
you are here: HomeNewsData privacy
data privacy
Jump to
  • Irish privacy regulator fines Facebook 265 million euros Nov 28, 2022 08:06 PM IST

    Irish privacy regulator fines Facebook 265 million euros

    The penalty resulted from an investigation, started last year, into the discovery of a collated set of personal data that had been scraped from Facebook between May 2018 and September 2019, and made available online.

  • Meta fined $275 million for breaking EU data privacy law Nov 28, 2022 08:03 PM IST

    Meta fined $275 million for breaking EU data privacy law

    The penalty, imposed by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, brings to more than $900 million the regulator has fined Meta since last year.

  • Data Protection Bill | Will this privacy-lite version meet needs of a digital India? Nov 21, 2022 12:20 PM IST

    Data Protection Bill | Will this privacy-lite version meet needs of a digital India?

    A major criticism of earlier drafts was the wide list of exemptions given to governmental authorities under the Act. It appears that such exemptions are continued under current draft

  • Industry body representing Google, Meta, Apple opposes draft telecom bill citing threat to encryption Oct 25, 2022 03:28 PM IST

    Industry body representing Google, Meta, Apple opposes draft telecom bill citing threat to encryption

    The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) urged the government to keep over-the-top (OTT) service providers such as WhatsApp and Signal out of the ambit of the bill, and also to “reconsider the Draft Bill in its entirety”.

  • Why the new telecom bill is being criticised Oct 03, 2022 07:59 PM IST

    Why the new telecom bill is being criticised

  • MC Explains | Why are banks issuing electronic bank guarantees? 5 questions answered Sep 16, 2022 01:53 PM IST

    MC Explains | Why are banks issuing electronic bank guarantees? 5 questions answered

    HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank recently issued electronic bank guarantees to deliver quick, digital, paperless services. Will more banks follow?

  • Companies have sought access to UPI data, says RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Sankar Sep 12, 2022 08:29 PM IST

    Companies have sought access to UPI data, says RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Sankar

    Access to UPI data could allow payments companies to construct targeted financial products. However, legislation on data privacy is crucial, the central banker said.

  • Saying goodbye to the internet Sep 04, 2022 07:37 AM IST

    Saying goodbye to the internet

    A recent survey across France, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Japan and South Korea found that 31 percent respondents didn't trust the Internet.

  • Delhi HC dismisses WhatsApp, Facebook appeals against CCI probe Aug 25, 2022 10:52 AM IST

    Delhi HC dismisses WhatsApp, Facebook appeals against CCI probe

    The appeal was filed by WhatsApp and Facebook against a single-judge bench order that allowed CCI to probe WhatsApp's 2021 updated privacy policy.

  • What's the reason behind recent criticism of IRCTC? Aug 23, 2022 09:15 PM IST

    What's the reason behind recent criticism of IRCTC?

  • Passenger data will be encrypted before being shared with consultant: IRCTC officials Aug 23, 2022 05:31 PM IST

    Passenger data will be encrypted before being shared with consultant: IRCTC officials

    The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation's plan to monetise its digital data has raised privacy concerns

  • Parliamentary panel calls IRCTC for briefing on citizens’ data security, privacy Aug 23, 2022 01:22 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel calls IRCTC for briefing on citizens’ data security, privacy

    The call for the briefing comes days after the Indian railway's ticketing arm floated a tender to monetise the data it holds

  • Railways may withdraw tender to monetise customer data over privacy concerns Aug 19, 2022 07:40 PM IST

    Railways may withdraw tender to monetise customer data over privacy concerns

    While the Railways has not officially commented on the tender, highly placed sources said it will be withdrawn "considering the fact that the Data Protection Bill has not been finalised".

  • Data protection bill’s demise will be mourned by none Aug 08, 2022 12:01 PM IST

    Data protection bill’s demise will be mourned by none

    In drafting the new bill, the government has an existing model to look at and pick up what it wishes to. This is the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation

  • Indian banks reported 248 data breaches in last four years, says government Aug 02, 2022 09:32 PM IST

    Indian banks reported 248 data breaches in last four years, says government

    Of the total 248 successful data breaches, 41 were reported by PSBs, while private sector banks reported 205 data attacks

  • Data localisation is no panacea Jul 26, 2022 10:28 AM IST

    Data localisation is no panacea

    India’s Data Protection Bill is designed to allow the government to get its hands on any data it demands without any problems

  • New national data policy still in shadow of old rulebook Jul 21, 2022 05:23 PM IST

    New national data policy still in shadow of old rulebook

    While it is good to see such open data efforts by the government, ensuring that they are set up for success is key

  • China’s surveillance state hits rare resistance from its own subjects Jul 14, 2022 10:47 PM IST

    China’s surveillance state hits rare resistance from its own subjects

    As China builds up its vast surveillance and security apparatus, it is running up against growing public unease about the lack of safeguards to prevent the theft or misuse of personal data.

  • Storyboard18 - Stacks & Strategies | The Game of MadTech and Data Jul 01, 2022 11:35 AM IST

    Storyboard18 - Stacks & Strategies | The Game of MadTech and Data

    The amalgamation of AdTech and MarTech (Madtech), the Google antitrust lawsuit and privacy issues that trouble the consumers are some of the concerns which are being faced by this industry.

  • Why are VPNs removing servers from India? Jun 28, 2022 12:25 PM IST

    Why are VPNs removing servers from India?

  • Storyboard18 - Stacks & Strategies | Privacy Compliant Personalisation Jun 21, 2022 10:38 AM IST

    Storyboard18 - Stacks & Strategies | Privacy Compliant Personalisation

    While data owners and processors are making significant investments towards technologies that help them get data, very little is being done by them today that mitigates risks while using it.

  • The root of the misuse of Aadhaar details Jun 02, 2022 09:21 AM IST

    The root of the misuse of Aadhaar details

    The recent press release cautioning people to be careful about sharing Aadhaar details and its subsequent withdrawal only shines the spotlight on the issue of retention and misuse of the digital identity details

  • MeitY issues draft norms to mobilise non-personal citizen data available with government May 28, 2022 02:59 PM IST

    MeitY issues draft norms to mobilise non-personal citizen data available with government

    Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar said the National Data Governance Framework is of interest for artificial intelligence (AI) startups, AI research entities and government departments.

  • The promise and the peril of the Metaverse May 05, 2022 05:56 PM IST

    The promise and the peril of the Metaverse

    India’s participation and contribution in the Metaverse is currently limited. However, it is extremely important for Indian legislators and decision makers to ensure that a legal framework is in place to ensure the safety of Indian users on the Metaverse 

  • New rule says VPN providers, crypto exchanges must keep customer data for five years May 01, 2022 10:50 AM IST

    New rule says VPN providers, crypto exchanges must keep customer data for five years

    The order's overall goal is to ensure that CERT-in can respond to cyber incidents within six hours of discovery. However, the scope of data it is requesting businesses to save and deliver upon request appears extraordinary