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Privacy and security risks of digital payments
May 09, 2017

Privacy and security risks of digital payments

Digital financial services have benefits but pose privacy risks that harm consumers, merchants, markets, and nations alike. Some payments systems in India suffer from vulnerabilities because they were not prospectively designed on the basis of the ‘privacy by design’ principle. At the back-end, the centralised storage of data is risky. At the front-end, faulty capture devices enable data misuse. Across the middle mile, data is transmitted wit

Privacy Through Fragmentation?
Oct 05, 2014

Privacy Through Fragmentation?

Long before Snowden, it was suggested that the best way forward was to abandon 'the Internet' and embrace multiple internets, essentially privatising networks. The splintering of the Internet is one possible consequence of viewing Internet rights through the prism of private property.

Privacy, property and sovereignty in the cyber age
Oct 08, 2013

Privacy, property and sovereignty in the cyber age

CyberSpace is a free-wheeling mind- Space at the cutting edge of innovation precisely because of the absence of sovereignty and artificial barriers. Declaring sovereignty here is as absurd as extending one's jurisdiction deep into the minds of others.

Aadhaar breach is serious, but bigger challenge is a data and privacy protection law
Jan 05, 2018

Aadhaar breach is serious, but bigger challenge is a data and privacy protection law

Shrill debates will tighten Aadhaar. But finally it would need to situate itself within a larger framework, as part of wider rights.

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate
Apr 02, 2020

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate

What happens to the extensive surveillance apparatus once the crisis passes? What will be the steps to dismantle it?

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate
Apr 02, 2020

COVID19 will test the limits of the privacy debate

What happens to the extensive surveillance apparatus once the crisis passes? What will be the steps to dismantle it?

Data flow and privacy - India’s role as the G20 President
Nov 05, 2022

Data flow and privacy - India’s role as the G20 President

India must ensure that the needs of developing countries are considered when discussing cross border flow of data

Data flow and privacy: G20 अध्यक्ष के रूप में भारत की डेटा प्रवाह और गोपनीयता में भूमिका!
Nov 11, 2022

Data flow and privacy: G20 अध्यक्ष के रूप में भारत की डेटा प्रवाह और गोपनीयता में भूमिका!

भारत को यह सुनिश्चित करना चाहिए कि data के सीमा पार प्रवाह प�

Data stewardship: Collective bargaining for privacy
Oct 03, 2020

Data stewardship: Collective bargaining for privacy

Pooling data rights to negotiate better with platform companies can help rebalance power in the data economy and address the growing gaps in individua

DNA Technology Regulation Bill: Concerns on data privacy, dependence, and bias
Dec 20, 2022

DNA Technology Regulation Bill: Concerns on data privacy, dependence, and bias

While a noble attempt, this bill does bring up concerns around biases in law and infringement of personal privacy

Free speech, privacy and E-surveillance in the digital age
Feb 26, 2014

Free speech, privacy and E-surveillance in the digital age

In this digital age, how free speech is dealt with in a multipolar world, and the emergence of the new and complex forms of censorship were discussed in a talk on "Rethinking Media Freedom in the Digital Age" at the Observer Research Foundation.

How the right to privacy judgement will and won’t impact India’s data protection regime
Aug 25, 2017

How the right to privacy judgement will and won’t impact India’s data protection regime

If the purpose of privacy is to preserve democracy, then data protection laws must reflect this purpose.

Leveraging data privacy by design
Aug 02, 2022

Leveraging data privacy by design

Embedded privacy by design can help build consumer trust instead of systems that seek privacy as an additional feature.

New digital age and importance of privacy of data
Feb 23, 2015

New digital age and importance of privacy of data

New digital age won't be as much fun if we don't talk about privacy. Privacy should not be limited to headline grabbing revelations about surveillance, Snowden and Sony; these conversations need to be mainstreamed to every citizen-consumer.

Real privacy debate is about Internet companies who are the repositories of enormous data
Jun 12, 2017

Real privacy debate is about Internet companies who are the repositories of enormous data

Indian companies, however, have different compliance protocols, answerable as they are to the Indian state.

Reconciling privacy and surveillance in democracies
Oct 06, 2020

Reconciling privacy and surveillance in democracies

The respect of civil rights and liberties is the backbone of democracies. To undermine these fundamental rights is to undermine democracy — abroad,

Right to information and privacy 'two sides of the same coin'
Sep 26, 2013

Right to information and privacy 'two sides of the same coin'

India does not have a privacy law in place right now, although what should be in the law has attracted considerable debate. Therefore, the contours of privacy in the RTI gambit have resulted from various decisions and court orders given over the years.

Safe Harbor gives way to “Privacy Shield”
Feb 06, 2016

Safe Harbor gives way to “Privacy Shield”

A two-part series on the Safe Harbor and the “Privacy Shield” agreement struck by US-European Union negotiators on data protection.

Surveillance cameras in cities: A threat to privacy?
Jun 03, 2024

Surveillance cameras in cities: A threat to privacy?

Although there are positive results of surveillance technology, questions regarding the invasion of privacy are being raised.

The state of surveillance in India: National security at the cost of privacy?
Feb 17, 2022

The state of surveillance in India: National security at the cost of privacy?

As India makes rapid technological advancements, should it rethink its regulatory framework governing surveillance?

WhatsApp row: On secrecy, privacy & property
Jul 24, 2018

WhatsApp row: On secrecy, privacy & property

The debate on privacy got a fillip by the recent arraignment of WhatsApp for being the conduit of fake news, which incited vigilante violence.

Who says privacy is just about data?
May 18, 2013

Who says privacy is just about data?

Privacy and democracy have always had an uneasy relationship in India. However, now India has a unique opportunity to evolve a progressive and expansive legislation on privacy and protection of personal data. The report of the experts group chaired by Justice Ajit Prakash Shah is a good starting point.

#Cyber Warfare: भारत के लिये ये ज़रूरी है कि वो अपनी साइबर युद्ध की ताक़त को बढ़ाये!
Oct 06, 2022

#Cyber Warfare: भारत के लिये ये ज़रूरी है कि वो अपनी साइबर युद्ध की ताक़त को बढ़ाये!

भारत को साइबर युद्ध को लेकर ज़्यादा सक्रिय रवैया अपनाने �