Need for a robust Personal Data Protection Bill

Synopsis: Some concerns in the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 needs to be addressed to make it more effective. Background After the Pandemic, many people are participating in the digital economy. For example, online purchase of groceries, telemedicine, e-education, etc., During the same period, the number of personal data breaches from major digital service… Continue reading Need for a robust Personal Data Protection Bill

Disinformation issue in Cyber Space: Issues and Way forward

Source – The Hindu Syllabus – GS 3 – Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cybersecurity; money-laundering and its prevention. Synopsis – Society needs protection from disinformation. The best approach to deal with it, is to take advantage of the mechanisms… Continue reading Disinformation issue in Cyber Space: Issues and Way forward

Privacy Issues in government backed Apps

Source- The Hindu Syllabus– GS 3 – Awareness in the fields of IT, space, computers, robotics, nano-technology, bio-technology and issues relating to intellectual property rights IPR. Synopsis- Data privacy issues related to government technology platforms and their possible solutions. Background- Recently, WhatsApp has rollbacked their privacy policy after facing a huge backlash from users. Many… Continue reading Privacy Issues in government backed Apps

Ways to control Monopolistic tendencies of Internet Giants

Synopsis- The lawmakers are facing the confusion between managing the misuse of monopoly power by major Internet corporations and the economic income generated by them. Introduction- In the US and Europe, governments are using antitrust regulations against Internet giants such as Facebook and Google. This is to stop the alleged abuse of the dominant position. Some… Continue reading Ways to control Monopolistic tendencies of Internet Giants

WhatsApp Privacy Policy Issue: Need for Personal Data Protection Law

Source: Indian Express GS-2: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and issues arising out of their Design and Implementation. Synopsis: Draft data protection law needs to be enacted in India to curb data privacy violations in India. What is the issue? Recently, WhatsApp updated its terms of service (ToS) and privacy policy… Continue reading WhatsApp Privacy Policy Issue: Need for Personal Data Protection Law

 Privacy and surveillance 

Synopsis: Issue of WhatsApp privacy policy has again raised the concern of data privacy in India. What are the options available with the government to handle this issue?  Introduction   Facebook’s revenue model uses data on its platform to allow advertisers to target relevant consumers.  Now Facebook Inc. wants to integrate the services from WhatsApp, Instagram and… Continue reading  Privacy and surveillance 

 India asks WhatsApp to revoke changes in its privacy policy 

Why in News?   The Union government has asked WhatsApp to withdraw the proposed changes to its privacy policy.   Facts:   Questions Posed by Government to WhatsApp:   Source: Business Standard   Key Concerns over WhatsApp Privacy Policy:  Privacy of Citizens: The policy should be reconsidered to respect the informational privacy, freedom of choice and data security of Indian citizens.  Differential… Continue reading  India asks WhatsApp to revoke changes in its privacy policy 

WhatsApp Privacy policy Issue and Data protection in India

Context: The recent WhatsApp privacy policy attracted widespread criticism among various sections of society for its latest privacy policy. Due to severe protests, WhatsApp has issued clarification related to its policy. But there is a wider concern about data protection in India. Click here to read about the new Whatsapp privacy policy What is the… Continue reading WhatsApp Privacy policy Issue and Data protection in India

What is new in WhatsApp’s privacy policy?

News: WhatsApp has updated its terms of service and privacy policy on Wednesday for users in India.Users have till February 8,2021 to accept these in order to continue using the platform. Facts: Key Features of the Policy: End-to-End Encrypted: The messages on WhatsApp are end-to-end encrypted which means nobody can see your messages or share… Continue reading What is new in WhatsApp’s privacy policy?