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MyGate implements GDPR guidelines to give users complete information control

With this enhancement, MyGate as well as the resident welfare associations (RWAs) that govern its societies will also be ready to comply with the requirements laid out in the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which is soon expected to be enacted into law.
MyGate is now in the process of enabling all its 9000+ societies to adhere to GDPR guidelines, which it will complete by August 1, 2020.(Business Wire India)
MyGate is now in the process of enabling all its 9000+ societies to adhere to GDPR guidelines, which it will complete by August 1, 2020.(Business Wire India)
Updated on Jun 05, 2020 03:50 PM IST
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Reconciling a child’s right to privacy and autonomy

The draft data protection bill should reconsider seeking parental consent for all online activities of adolescents
Adolescents should be treated as a class separate from adults and children(iStock)
Adolescents should be treated as a class separate from adults and children(iStock)
Published on Dec 18, 2019 06:56 PM IST
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ByRajesh Bansal and Arjun Kang Joseph

Data is wealth. India must protect it

Our data bill, carrying European-style protections and penalties, is a step in the right direction
It is paradoxical that those in India who raised a hullabaloo about Aadhaar are mute on the monopolistic control of tech firms on the data of all, including Indians(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
It is paradoxical that those in India who raised a hullabaloo about Aadhaar are mute on the monopolistic control of tech firms on the data of all, including Indians(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 19, 2019 09:10 PM IST
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ByBrahma Chellaney

British Airways fined £183m over computer theft of passenger data

Using new rules to prevent and impose fines for data breach, Britain’s information regulator on Monday announced a record £183.39 million fine on British Airways (BA) for a 2018 breach that led to its website users diverted to a fraud site.
British Airways has been fined more than £183 million after computer hackers stole bank details from passengers.(AFP Photo)
British Airways has been fined more than £183 million after computer hackers stole bank details from passengers.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2019 05:08 PM IST
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France fines Google 50 million euros for failing to provide information on data consent policies

Google was given the record fine from the CNIL regulator for failing to provide transparent and easily accessible information on its data consent policies, a statement said.
FILE PHOTO: The brand logo of Alphabet Inc's Google is seen outside its office in Beijing, China, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: The brand logo of Alphabet Inc's Google is seen outside its office in Beijing, China, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 21, 2019 11:43 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

Like the EU, India must regulate data effectively

India must work towards prioritising collective consultation over siloed responses and a unifying innovation impact principle when evaluating regulatory interventions.
While celebrating the might of the State against unchecked technology giants, it would serve us well to remember that better regulation is not coterminous with micromanaged legislative prescriptions. Often, such prescriptions are counterproductive.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
While celebrating the might of the State against unchecked technology giants, it would serve us well to remember that better regulation is not coterminous with micromanaged legislative prescriptions. Often, such prescriptions are counterproductive.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 03:17 PM IST
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ByAnanth Padmanabhan

The worst is yet to come: Facebook’s privacy push will erode profits for years to come

Facebook’s second-quarter results were the first sign that a new European privacy law and a succession of privacy scandals involving Cambridge Analytica and other app developers have bit into Facebook’s business.
Facebook’s fortunes shifted in under two hours as the company first reported revenue and user growth that missed expectations and then issued warnings about future growth and expenses.(REUTERS File Photo)
Facebook’s fortunes shifted in under two hours as the company first reported revenue and user growth that missed expectations and then issued warnings about future growth and expenses.(REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2018 01:52 PM IST
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Google-parent Alphabet Q2 results support confidence in face of $5 billion EU fine

Alphabet Inc. posted Q2 results that walloped Wall Street expectations, while CEO Sundar Pichai hinted at new untapped advertising opportunities and highlighted growth at video service YouTube and the cloud arm.
Alphabet reported two different profit figures to account for a record $5 billion fine Europe imposed last week for violating competition law with Google’s Android mobile software.(AFP Photo)
Alphabet reported two different profit figures to account for a record $5 billion fine Europe imposed last week for violating competition law with Google’s Android mobile software.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2018 10:19 AM IST
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Bloomberg | ByMark Bergen

Data protection norms will change the digital domain

The next wave of technology will help debug the virulence of some online media
Among the potential benefits of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation will be flagging fake news, by not allowing bad actors easy access to target demographics.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Among the potential benefits of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation will be flagging fake news, by not allowing bad actors easy access to target demographics.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 25, 2018 06:25 PM IST
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Google’s new spending binge shows a company playing catch-up

Google’s parent posted the strongest sales growth in almost four years on Monday, indicating marketers kept flocking to its services amid rising scrutiny of digital ads. But the company also spent at historic levels, nearly tripling capital expenditure for the quarter to $7.7 billion.
Google’s higher spending in the first quarter shaved operating profit margins to 22 percent from 27 percent a year earlier.(REUTERS File Photo)
Google’s higher spending in the first quarter shaved operating profit margins to 22 percent from 27 percent a year earlier.(REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2018 05:54 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByMark Bergen
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