Has Google been misrepresenting data practices? The HINDU
Part of: GS-II- Governance (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST)
What has the Internet search company been accused of?
A proposed class action lawsuit filed against Google alleges that the Internet search giant tracks and collects browsing data “no matter what” steps users take to safeguard their privacy. The plaintiffs, Chasom Brown, Maria Nguyen and William Byatt, have filed the lawsuit on behalf of &
43 More Mobile Apps banned by India
Recently, the government of India has blocked 43 new mobile apps, mostly Chinese, in the country, including the shopping website AliExpress. This is in addition to a total of 177 Chinese apps banned till now.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology banned these mobile apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act (IT Act), 2000.
Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, was introduced by an amendmen
India Urban Data Exchange
India Urban Data Exchange (IUDX) is an open-source software platform developed by the Smart Cities Mission and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.
It facilitates the secure exchange of Smart City data amongst data platforms, 3rd party authenticated and authorised applications and other sources.
This Smart City data could be monetised in the future, similar to the UPI for bank accounts and digital payments.
It serves as an interface f
Context: social media and its impact on Privacy and internal security is the most important topic of Paper-3 GS and Essay
Why is WHATSAPP in the news
The New WhatsApp Privacy
DATA PROTECTION BILL WITHDRAWN
The Personal Data Protection Bill has been removed from Parliament by the Indian government while it explores a "complete legal framework" to oversee online activity and foster innovation in the nation.
About the data protection bill
On December 11, 2019, the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology introduced the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha.
Commonly known as the "Privacy Bill," it was desi
All About DATA LOCALISATION
In order for economies to safeguard data during cross-border transfers, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently emphasized the significance of data localization.
In its analysis, the UNCTAD discovered that companies that use the internet for international trade do better than those that do not.
Data localization: What is it?
Data localization refers to the storage of both important and non-critical data within th
Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022
The Union Government has released a new version of the Personal Data Protection Bill, now known as the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022.
The bill was introduced three months after the Personal Data Protection Bill of 2019.
What is the Bill's Seven Principles for 2022?
Organisations must use personal data in a way that is legal, fair to the individuals involved, and transparent to individuals.
Second, personal informat