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Judges medical expenses cannot be made public under RTI, rules SC

The supreme court on Thursday said that privacy should be respected and declined to provide information about judges medical expenses. The court held that the medical expenses incurr

Cloaking `Aadhaar` with the sanctity of a law on disputable grounds

The government of India has tabled the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha. The proposed legislation seeks to give a lega

Aadhaar presupposes privacy is fundamental right: Jaitley

Right to privacy is one of the hotly debated issues when the matter of Aadhaar comes up. On Wednesday, initiating a discussion in the Rajya Sabha on the Aadhaar bill, finance minister Arun Jaitley

A short history of right to privacy

From the time of birth till the time of death, and even beyond, we all are being tracked. Even a harmless tweet or a ‘like’ on Facebook can give away crucial data such as location of ho

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A study by the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Haryana, a premier institute in dairy studies, has predicted a negative impact on milk production due to changing climatic conditions. The

Don’t panic, your Aadhaar is safe, writes RS Sharma

Privacy and data protection concerns have become serious in a digital world due to ease of search and aggregation, with or without Aadhaar. Type any name in Google and it will throw up thousands of

The UID pioneer thinks Aadhaar controversies miss the point

We started in July 2009 with two overarching contexts. The first context was identification. Many people did not have any identification document. Of course, there are many ID documents i

Privacy a fundamental right: SC

 A nine judge constitutional bench of the Supreme Court has unanimously upheld that privacy is a fundamental right protected under the constitution.  The judges have upheld that

SC privacy verdict: All but overruled section 377 judgment

The Supreme Court’s landmark judgment on privacy as a fundamental right not only shed light on a comprehensive understanding of the right to life and personal liberty guaranteed under the art

9-0 to privacy!

The year is 2017 and a nine-judge bench of the supreme court of India has unanimously upheld the

“India needs a data empowerment law”

Why would Google develop self-driving cars? Google first had web search, search led to local search, which led to maps, maps led to street views, and street view led to data on everything around th

Have diverse representation in data protection panel: Citizens group

 A group of citizens including eminent jurists and civil activists have written to Justice BN Srikrishna, retired supreme court judge and chairperson, committee of experts on data protection f

NCPRI demands minutes of data protection meeting

The National Campaign for Peoples` Right to Information (NCPRI) has written to justice BN Srikrishna, head of the the committee of experts examining the data protection framework, voicing concern a

Another step towards privacy law

On July 31 the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) constituted a committee of experts, headed by justice (retired) BN Srikrishna, to deliberate on a data protection framework

No data breach from UIDAI’s data repository: RS Prasad

The government maintains that there has been no breach of Aadhaar data. “As on date, no incident of data breach has been reported from Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR)

Protect rights of users, create a model framework for world: Mozilla to govt

Mozilla executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker has appealed to justice Srikrishna headed committee on data protection for "strong recommendations and overall framework". Last year, the minis

Health ministry finalises bill on data privacy

After three years of continuous drafting and re-drafting, the ministry of health and family welfare is finally ready with a draft of a legislation intended to regulate growing digitisation in healt

Is deleting Facebook account a solution to the privacy issue?

Is deleting Facebook account a solution

Govt asks Cambridge Analytica if it used Indian users’ data

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) has issued notice to Cambridge Analytica seeking its response on its alleged exploitation of Indian Facebook users data. The ministry

"Authentication agencies keep Aadhaar transaction details minus biometrics”

Making a strong pitch before the five judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, UIDAI CEO AB Pandey said that online authentication such as Aadhaar is a safer and secure mode of aut

“Blockchain allows individuals to monitor use of personal data”

Can you explain the concept of blockchain? How does it function? What kind of IT infrastructure is required for deploying it?  Blockchain is a system for maintaining d

“Maharashtra police has created 37 cyber labs in rural areas”

Maharashtra has been the pioneer in establishing a dedicated unit and necessary infrastructure for cybercrime investigation. It is headed by Brijesh Singh, an IPS officer, as special inspector gene

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