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  • Data Privacy | Strengthening consent will make India a global leader in individual-centric data economy Nov 08, 2021 11:08 AM IST

    Data Privacy | Strengthening consent will make India a global leader in individual-centric data economy

    The new data exchange system represents a bold lead towards a user-centric data economy. We can push the boundary further towards inclusivity, and privacy

  • Why India should ignore global rankings, including the ones where it fares well Oct 24, 2021 12:54 PM IST

    Why India should ignore global rankings, including the ones where it fares well

    Problems with global indices like Ease of Doing Business and the Global Hunger Index, where India didn't even place in the top 100 countries, boil down to methodology.

  • Data, data, everywhere, but where’s the stuff that matters? Aug 06, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    Data, data, everywhere, but where’s the stuff that matters?

    Effective data — and not personal data — can adequately inform policy making, and it is only effective policies that can eventually tackle the large problems and help create a more equitable society

  • Data privacy: How to keep your personal and financial information safe online Jun 03, 2021 10:50 AM IST

    Data privacy: How to keep your personal and financial information safe online

    Identity theft, credit card fraud, phishing, hacking, and web jacking have serious repercussions for both the company and the user

  • Data: A weapon not used in the COVID war in India May 21, 2021 08:43 AM IST

    Data: A weapon not used in the COVID war in India

    Accurate data collection and analysis could lead to better strategies – but Indian authorities are not taking it seriously

  • Google misled Android users on data, Australian judge rules Apr 16, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    Google misled Android users on data, Australian judge rules

    Google said the digital platform provides “robust controls for location data and are always looking to do more.”

  • New Geospatial Policy | Data sovereignty for civilian and defence domains Feb 22, 2021 12:11 PM IST

    New Geospatial Policy | Data sovereignty for civilian and defence domains

    At the height of the Kargil War, the United States refused to give GPS data to India which hammered home the importance of having an indigenous GIS independent of data from outside sources 

  • Twitter, Facebook asked to explain ‘misuse of platform’ before Parliament's IT panel Jan 18, 2021 02:59 AM IST

    Twitter, Facebook asked to explain ‘misuse of platform’ before Parliament's IT panel

    The move comes amid data concerns after Facebook-owned WhatsApp notified users it would update it's data sharing policy (which it has now delayed due to intense backlash) and Twitter blocked accounts.

  • COVID-19 impact | Broadband subscribers reach 735 million as India works and studies from home Jan 11, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Broadband subscribers reach 735 million as India works and studies from home

    As per the latest data furbished by TRAI, the broadband subscriber base has risen to 735 million at the end of October 2020 indicating a 7 percent increase in the subscriber base in 6 months since the onset of the pandemic.

  • New WhatsApp Messenger Policy | Corporates issue advisories on use for official business: Report Jan 11, 2021 02:35 AM IST

    New WhatsApp Messenger Policy | Corporates issue advisories on use for official business: Report

    The messaging app last week said it is updating its privacy policy by January-end to allow sharing of user data with parent company Facebook

  • Uproar over WhatsApp privacy terms misses the woods for the trees     Jan 09, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    Uproar over WhatsApp privacy terms misses the woods for the trees   

    New WhatsApp messenger privacy policy is not the real issue, the absence of a law to protection data is.

  • S&P Global’s $44bn deal shows data is the oil of the 21st century Dec 01, 2020 12:11 PM IST

    S&P Global’s $44bn deal shows data is the oil of the 21st century

    Information has always been central to the workings of financial institutions, whether a Swiss private bank, Boston money manager or a City of London investment bank

  • WhiteHat Jr says it has 'fixed vulnerabilities' that could expose data of 2.8 lakh minor users: Report Nov 25, 2020 05:28 PM IST

    WhiteHat Jr says it has 'fixed vulnerabilities' that could expose data of 2.8 lakh minor users: Report

    According to a reasearcher, personal data of over 2.8 lakh students, including names of their parents, was lying exposed due to a vulnerability on WhiteHat Jr server-side, which, the company says, has been fixed

  • House panel may expand scope of Personal Data Protection Bill to bring digitisation, localisation under its ambit: Report Nov 25, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    House panel may expand scope of Personal Data Protection Bill to bring digitisation, localisation under its ambit: Report

    The JPC panel, headed by senior Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker Meenakshi Lekhi, will hold multiple meetings throughout the week to complete the revamp of the Bill.

  • GDP Q1 data: Private consumption continues to nose-dive, falls 54.3% Aug 31, 2020 06:21 PM IST

    GDP Q1 data: Private consumption continues to nose-dive, falls 54.3%

    GDP Data Q1FY21: Discretionary spending has been hit hard with sales coming to a grinding halt for a few companies. Experts have said that all the consumer segments have been hit hard due to COVID-19

  • GDP Q1FY21 data: All sectors barring agriculture contract Aug 31, 2020 06:08 PM IST

    GDP Q1FY21 data: All sectors barring agriculture contract

    India GDP Data: Agriculture, forestry and fishing saw a growth of 3.4 percent in Q1 of 2020, against 3.0 percent growth in the same period a year ago. Mining and quarrying saw a contraction of 23.3 percent in April-June of 2020, against 4.7 percent growth in the same period a year ago

  • Coronavirus News | FDA ‘grossly misrepresented’ blood plasma data, scientists say Aug 25, 2020 08:17 AM IST

    Coronavirus News | FDA ‘grossly misrepresented’ blood plasma data, scientists say

    Over the next couple of months, as data emerges from vaccine clinical trials, the safety of potentially millions of people will rely on the scientific judgment of the FDA

  • How your phone is used to track you, and what you can do about it Aug 19, 2020 09:57 PM IST

    How your phone is used to track you, and what you can do about it

    If you want to avoid collection of your location data altogether, your best bet is to evaluate the individual apps on your phone to see whether they are collecting more about you than you would like

  • Centre proposes Data Ombudsman for conflict resolution in statistics data collection Aug 18, 2020 08:50 AM IST

    Centre proposes Data Ombudsman for conflict resolution in statistics data collection

    The aim is to build an internal resolution mechanism framework to build goodwill and reduce the number of cases referred for legal recourse

  • Indians concerned about security of data shared with banks, retailers, survey finds Aug 10, 2020 02:30 PM IST

    Indians concerned about security of data shared with banks, retailers, survey finds

    The study revealed that 73 percent respondents were willing to share health record data with insurance companies for recommendations on addressing potential medical issues, while 72 percent were willing to share data with government agencies to expedite access to services such as driver’s licence and government benefits.

  • House panel moots social security fund for migrant workers Aug 01, 2020 04:16 PM IST

    House panel moots social security fund for migrant workers

    The report on social security code combines nine labour acts on insurance, maternity leave, compensation, gratuity, provident fund and the unorganised sector into one.

  • How the TikTok phenomenon democratised online space in India Jul 10, 2020 01:06 PM IST

    How the TikTok phenomenon democratised online space in India

    Everyone from teenagers and non-binary LGBTQI+ folk from non-metro cities across India embraced TikTok because it allowed their everydayness, their queerness, and just their own selves to become accepted, and even popular

  • From economic forecasting to economic nowcasting Jul 07, 2020 09:39 AM IST

    From economic forecasting to economic nowcasting

    Making long-term economic forecasts will not cease, but could nowcasting real time macroeconomic aggregates be the new norm?

  • COVID-19 or Economy? There’s a need to evaluate and adapt policies simultaneously Jun 19, 2020 09:31 AM IST

    COVID-19 or Economy? There’s a need to evaluate and adapt policies simultaneously

    Inflexibility delays epidemic control, thwarts restarting of economy

  • COVID-19: Treat universities as an essential service Jun 03, 2020 11:58 AM IST

    COVID-19: Treat universities as an essential service

    In fighting the pandemic and its long-term effects, India must use the strength of its close to 1,000 universities, 40,000 colleges and 1000-plus stand-alone institutions of higher learning

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