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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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Largest fines imposed on organizations for data privacy violations

The swelling mode of data privacy violations continues to climb uphill, and as a result, there has never been a more unsafe time in history to share personal data with businesses and corporations, as necessary as that may be. Substantial fines evaluated for data breaches in the recent times point towards the increasing concern of […]

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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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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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Understanding Canada’s Consumer Privacy Protection Act

Looking into the draft legislation aimed at updating and modernizing Canada’s federal private sector privacy regulations. With a possibility of penalties that are greater than $25 million, Canada’s Bill- C 11 has strengthened the ongoing trend of prioritizing individuals personal privacy rights. Bill- C 11 has been introduced to enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act […]

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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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