Privacy compliance on Indian government portals

Introduction  The right to privacy and government surveillance for security are contradictory. The seed of right to privacy as a constitutional right vis a vis surveillance by the government was planted by the minority judgement given by Justice Subba Rao in the Kharak Singh case, wherein it was stated that privacy was within the purview of Article 21 […]

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Vaccination passport apps could help society reopen – first they have to be secure, private and trusted

Vaccination passport apps could help society reopen – first they have to be secure, private and trusted In many cases, getting on a plane, attending a show or going to a store requires an app that proves you’ve been vaccinated. AP Photo/Amr Nabil Laurin Weissinger, Tufts University You might soon have an additional app on […]

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This Month in Data Privacy (November 2020)

Top news in the world of data privacy, this month, that you do not want to miss. November 30 Amazon Sidewalk feature raising privacy concernsAmazon Sidewalk, a feature launching in the U.S. that connects Echo and Ring doorbells to any nearby Alexa device, is raising privacy concerns, Business Insider reports. Customers must opt out of […]

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The New Normal – life after COVID-19?

By Oriana Medlicott …it is evident that video conferencing, digital contact tracing and facial recognition have their role to play in our current normal and our normal of tomorrow. These technologies all come with their evident ethical concerns before COVID-19 and now, this crisis has highlighted some of their clear faults… Right now, the news […]

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Online education, Unprecedented data collection and Data Privacy

Technology tools and apps are making it possible for educators and students to collaborate, create, and share ideas more easily than ever. When schools use technology, students’ data—including some personal information—is collected both by educators and often the companies that provide apps and online services. It is just as essential for educators to protect their […]

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This Month in Data Privacy (October 2020)

Top news in the world of data privacy this month that you don’t want to miss. October 31: TechCrunchThe U.K.’s ICO has reduced the size of a data breach penalty for hotel business Marriott — dropping it to £14.4 million (~$23.8 million) in a final penalty notice. As a result, the fine has come down […]

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Time for healthcare organizations to ensure patients’ data privacy is now

Change is the new norm for the global healthcare sector. In fact, digitization of health and patient data is undergoing a dramatic and fundamental shift in the clinical, operating and business models and generally in the world of economy for the foreseeable future. This shift is being spurred by aging populations and lifestyle changes; the […]

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