China drafts rules on mobile apps' collection of personal data
The set of draft rules published by the Cyberspace Administration of China covers 38 types of apps from online shopping and instant messaging to ride-hailing and bike sharing. China has increased scrutiny of its technology sector in recent weeks, last month drafting anti-monopoly rules for tech firms.
Activists demand JPC consult civil society on Data Protection Bill
Technology and digital activists have requested the Joint Parliamentary Co...
Will finalise data protection law very soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad
"We are going to finalise a data protection law very soon. India is waiting ...
Cyber insurance gains traction amidst Covid pandemic
Industry experts say that many cybercriminals are specifically targeting organisations to steal data and or gain access to certain sensitive information that can be used to extort money from the company. Industry trackers say that many large corporations were also targeted by ransomware during the lockdown.
Apple suppliers chose to make in India even amid Covid: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Prasad said during the pandemic, global smartphone manufacturers had committed investments of close to $1.5 billion (₹ 1.13 lakh crore) in local production, which will result in smartphones worth $140 billion being exported in the next five years.
Representatives of Reliance Jio depose before parliamentary panel on data security
The Joint Committee of Parliament on the Personal Data Protection Bill, chaired by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, questioned Reliance Jio executives about privacy of data of its subscribers and users of Jio platforms.
Parliamentary panel questions Paytm about Chinese investment, storing of data in servers abroad
Members of the panel from different political parties asked Paytm why the server on which data of its customers is collected and stored is abroad when it claims to be an Indian firm, sources said.
Amazon India refuses to appear before Parliament panel on data privacy
E-commerce giant Amazon has refused to appear before the Joint Committee of Parliament on the Data Protection Bill on October 28 and this am...
Data protection: Parliament's joint panel summons Facebook, Twitter
The joint committee led by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi has 20 members from the Lok Sabha and 10 from the Rajya Sabha. The agenda of Friday's meeting read: "Oral evidence by the representatives of Facebook India Online Services Pvt Ltd on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019."
Jio unveils new, upgraded 'JioPages'; made-in-India mobile browser supports 8 Indian languages
Sources, meanwhile, said the previous version had seen over 14 million downloads and all those users would be upgraded to the latest version in a phased manner.
JioPages: Reliance Jio unveils 'Made-in-India' mobile browser which supports 8 Indian languages
Reliance Jio has launched new, revamped `JioPages', its Made-in-India mobile browser that is available in eight Indian languages and promise...
View: India’s proposed data protection regulator needs strong safeguards
The Bill is currently under scrutiny by a joint committee of parliamentarians who are meeting stakeholders and are expected to submit a report in the ongoing parliamentary session. This could be the last chance to incorporate crucial changes before the Bill returns to Parliament for passage.
ETIG analysis: How Covid has exposed India's data-centric inadequacies
The Indian administration doesn't have data on how many migrant workers lost their lives during the crisis. There is no record of the number of healthcare staff that have died fighting the coronavirus.
View: When it comes to digitisation, govt should first put its own house in order
There is much the government can do, to close the gaps in the digital ecosystem that have been shown up and, in the process, stimulate economic growth.
Nasscom paper on encryption calls for regulation on data handling by law enforcement agencies
It also raises questions on whether there are any gaps in the existing procedures surrounding the issuance of interception, monitoring and decryption directions under the IT Act and the Indian Telegraph Act.