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Tag: Data Privacy

Data Privacy
IRDAI's Move To Risk Policyholder's Data Privacy, Create Data Monopoly: Experts

The data of millions of Indian policyholder's -- life and non-life -- is to be transferred to the Insurance Information Bureau of India (IIB), a society registered under the Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act as per the regulations proposed by the insurance regulator.

JPC Questions Google, Paytm On Data Privacy, Chinese Investment

New Delhi: Google and digital payments major Paytm were questioned by a parliamentary panel in India on a range of issues including data privacy and China links. The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill on Thursday also provided the two companies time to submit written responses to questions on several issues including […]

All Apps Must Adhere To India's Data Integrity, Privacy: Niti Aayog

New Delhi: Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday said all apps released in India must adhere to the country’s data integrity, privacy and sovereignty, a day after the government banned 59 apps. Asserting that India has to be a data sovereign country, Kant also said apps must be transparent in terms of origin and […]

Data Privacy Sans Structural Framework Useless In India

New Delhi: The Indian Data Protection bill 2019 which aims to help consumers exercise their privacy rights needs a proper structural framework else personal data of millions of users in the country will be at stake, leading industry experts said on Monday. As the world observes Data Privacy Day on January 28, experts and leading […]

Data Privacy Must Be Seen As A Human Right: Satya Nadella

Davos: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Thursday said data privacy must be seen as a human right that needs to be protected and have full transparency. Speaking here at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Summit 2020, Nadella said it also needs to be ensured that the huge data being used with consent is for […]

Privacy is no 'luxury good', says Sundar Pichai

New York: Privacy cannot be a “luxury good” that’s only available to people who can afford to buy premium products and services, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said. In an op-ed written for The New York Times, Pichai defended his company’s approach to privacy and users’ data. “Privacy must be equally available to everyone in the […]

Serial hacker back with 26mn users' personal data

San Francisco: The hacker, who earlier stole and posted personal data of close to 843 million users of various popular websites on a Dark Web marketplace, has now put up the fourth set of nearly 26 million hacked databases for sale. Hacker Gnosticplayers has put up the personal data of 26 million people using the services […]

Facebook under lens for 'covering up' data scandal

London: Federal prosecutors in the US are now probing whether top executives of Facebook, mired in data breaches, were aware of data harvesting by the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. According to a report in The Guardian on Sunday, federal prosecutors’ investigation claims that the social media giant has “covered up” the extent of its […]

Top Facebook, WhatsApp executives quit over data privacy disputes

San Francisco: As Facebook pushes for a more private and encrypted communication across its apps, two of its top executives — Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and WhatsApp Vice President Chris Daniels — have quit the company, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced. Embroiled in data privacy scandals amid the unabated spread of fake news on […]

Facebook behaving like 'digital gangsters': UK parliamentary report

London: Lashing out at Facebook for behaving like “digital gangsters” in the online world, a UK parliamentary committee concluded that the social networking giant intentionally and knowingly violated both data privacy and anti-competition laws. In its final report on Monday after an 18-month investigation into disinformation and “fake news”, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport […]

India should have law on data privacy: Parliamentary panel

New Delhi: As India moves towards growing digitisation of the economy against the backdrop of rising cyber crime, a parliamentary committee has suggested that the government should expeditiously bring in a legislation on data privacy. The recommendation was made by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, headed by Congress leader M. Veerappa Moily, in its […]

Data of over 6,000 key Indian organisations up for sale on Internet: Quick Heal

New Delhi: Global IT security firm Quick Heal’s Enterprise Security brand Seqrite has discovered an advertisement on DarkNet forum that claims to have access to data of over 6,000 Indian businesses that include Internet Service Providers (ISPs), some of the key government organisations, banks and enterprises. Seqrite Cyber Intelligence Labs, along with its partner seQtree […]