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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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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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Data Protection in the Wake of Deepfakes

By Chaminda Hewage Multimedia information should be original (i.e., authentic) and users should feel safe when consuming multimedia content. With the increase of faceswapping applications and deepfake generators, authenticity of multimedia content is being compromised more than ever. Recently research alleged that famous Apps such as TikTok are in the process of introducing deepfakes into their platform. […]

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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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Modern democracy: Data, surveillance creep, and more authoritarian regimes?

by Oriana Medlicott There continues to be speculation and worry about what will happen next and about when the pandemic will end and what the world will look like after. Nothing right now can be certain but the rise in surveillance has been a clear consequence. The pandemic forced governments worldwide to implement lockdowns, restrict […]

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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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