Privacy Laws in South Asia

The southern region of Asia includes India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Maldives. The association between these nations is the South Asian Area of Regional Co-operation (SAARC). The growth of data protection laws in these countries has been significant since 2013. Even though the laws in these countries are based on […]

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GDPR: Impact since 2018

Understanding GDPR- why was it enacted?The GDPR is considered to be a comprehensive set of rules and compliance requirements for use of information that belongs to citizens of European Union (EU). It was enacted after the Cambridge Analytica scandal involving Facebook. The provisions of the regulation are broadly framed to include processing of Personally Identifiable […]

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People want data privacy but don’t always know what they’re getting

Differential privacy lets organizations collect people’s data while protecting their privacy, but it’s not foolproof. imaginima/E+ via Getty Images Gabriel Kaptchuk, Boston University; Elissa M. Redmiles, Max Planck Institute, and Rachel Cummings, Georgia Institute of Technology The Trump administration’s move to ban the popular video app TikTok has stoked fears about the Chinese government collecting […]

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This Month in Data Privacy (January 2021)

Top news in the world of data privacy, this month, that you do not want to miss. January 8 Plan to document babies’ biometrics raises privacy concerns in South AfricaDigital rights groups are concerned a new registration system under which detailed biometrics of every baby born in South Africa would be captured could result in […]

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Privacy for children in the digital age

If you think that stress on the eyes or a lack of physical activity are the only downsides of children spending long hours on the internet, think again! Recently, I have explored many solutions available in the market, which can predict your behavior based upon your online activity. So, even if you may not realize […]

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This Month in Data Privacy (December 2020)

Top news in the world of data privacy, this month, that you do not want to miss. December 18 Facebook temporarily suspends Instagram, Messenger features for EU usersFacebook plans to temporarily suspend features in both Instagram and its Messenger application for European users to comply with changes in the ePrivacy Directive, which will cover so-called […]

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India’s Overdue Appointment with Data Privacy

By Mitisha Gaur While it is clear that India’s overdue appointment with Data Privacy has a few more hours until it begins, nothing stops its citizens and its corporations to undertake self-governance pertaining to the practices involving the safeguarding of the Right to Privacy… The past couple of years have been very exciting for data […]

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Interview of the week: Oriana Medlicott

I really believe it is important for individuals to feel as though they have autonomy and control over their data and businesses should be respectful of this. Oriana Medlicott, AI Ethics Expert An AI Ethics Strategist, writer, researcher & consultant who is passionate about the future of technology, philosophy and art. She believe that ethics […]

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Industry 4.0 and growing data privacy concerns

By 2025, adoption of IoT, ubiquitous stream of data, and the intelligent algorithms crunching will enable manufacturing lines to continuously optimize towards higher levels of output and product quality – reducing overall waste in manufacturing by up to 50%. In a world of smart devices that collect and exchange customer information, and a climate of […]

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