Supreme Court judge Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, in the split verdict on Karnataka hijab ban, on Thursday said by asking girls to take off their hijab before they enter school gates is an invasion of privacy, attack on dignity, and denial of secular education.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition in connection with the issue whether recording a wife's telephonic conversation, in the absence of her knowledge, is violation of her privacy.
New Delhi: Calling for a full-fledged parliamentary discussion, Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda raised the issues of privacy and data protection in the lower house of the parliament today. “As India makes a leap into the digital era, the issue of privacy and data protection takes on enormous importance. Cyber crime is one aspect of it […]
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 […]
San Francisco: In yet another bid to make its platforms “privacy-focused” amid close scrutiny into its privacy practices from governments the world over, Facebook has unveiled new looks and features for Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. Addressing nearly 5,000 developers at its annual F8 conference in San Jose, California late Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg said gaining users’ […]
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 […]
Washington: Facebook is not doing enough to safeguard children on its Messenger Kids app and their privacy is at risk, US Democratic Senators have stressed. Responding to Facebook’s reply to their earlier letter, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said that Facebook has to do a lot better to protect kids on its […]
San Francisco: As Facebook faces mounting scrutiny over its privacy and content moderation practices, the company has decided to construct a new independent “Oversight Board” like an internal “Supreme Court” that will review appeals from both Facebook and its users over controversial posts. For now, the board will begin its operations by hearing Facebook-initiated cases. The […]
San Francisco: Facebook removed more than 26 million pieces of content related to global terrorist groups like Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda in the last two years, 99 per cent of which were proactively identified and removed before anyone reported it to the company. “We have identified a wide range of groups as terrorist […]
New Delhi: Google on Thursday announced a new mode for its Google Go app that enables people to search without their history being saved to their account or device. The new mode helps people keep their search experience separate from the others who use the same device. “We are continuously adding new features to Google […]
New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Needless to say how with the changing times, millions of users rely on the internet for transmission of text, image and video messages. And with WhatsApp emerging as one of the most popular mobile messaging apps worldwide and more users getting connected to family and friends through the platform each day, the […]