Pegasus scandal points to the making of a surveillance state in India

Source: Indian Express Relevance: Understanding increasing state surveillance in India, measures to safeguard privacy. Synopsis: There seems to be a concerted effort to create a surveillance state, monitor free flow of information and use technology to control instead of empowering citizens. Increasing rate of surveillance in India and measures that must be taken to counter… Continue reading Pegasus scandal points to the making of a surveillance state in India

Pegasus has given privacy legislation a jab of urgency

Source: Livemint Relevance: Impact of the Pegasus spyware issue Synopsis: Pegasus has shown just how easy it now is for governments to spy on people. Such tools being in wide use has given rise to calls for legislative action to keep them under democratic supervision. Background In light of the Pegasus spyware issue, a need… Continue reading Pegasus has given privacy legislation a jab of urgency

Privacy checks can be built into software architecture

Source: Livemint Relevance: Protecting Right to Privacy and enabling digitization Synopsis: India’s Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (DEPA) is becoming an important tool to strengthen the privacy framework in India. It not only gives us better control over our data transfers, but also covers nearly all the modern principles that are central to privacy. Principles… Continue reading Privacy checks can be built into software architecture