With Aadhaar-based eKYC off the table, firms are finding workarounds

Payal Ganguly

Indian companies are exploring workarounds to meet Know-Your-Customer norms electronically in the wake of last month’s Supreme ....

18 October, 2018

Why businesses need not break a sweat about Google Play Store's policy changes

Anirban Ghoshal

Last week, tech giant Google decided to shutter social network Google+ after disclosing a bug that may have exposed the data of ....

17 October, 2018
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RBI lays out guidelines for transactions between different mobile wallets

Reuters

The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday laid out guidelines that would allow for seamless payments between different mobile ....

16 October, 2018

IAMAI seeks clarity on draft e-pharmacy bill

Payal Ganguly

Industry body the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has sought clarification on whether the e-Pharmacy Bill is ....

16 October, 2018

Explainer: How does the RBI’s data localisation directive impact payments firms?

Payal Ganguly

The Reserve Bank of India’s refusal to extend the deadline for localisation of payments data in India has left global companies ....

16 October, 2018

SC verdict on Aadhaar rattles companies with eKYC and lending operations

Kavya Kothiyal & Shweta Sharma

The Supreme Court verdict in September that private companies can no longer ask for Aadhaar and citizens need not link their bank ....

9 October, 2018
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Australian firm Perlin tests decentralised cloud, aims to challenge AWS and others

Anirban Ghoshal

Australian firm Perlin said it has launched the test version of a decentralised cloud network, which will provide services using ....

9 October, 2018

WhatsApp builds system to store payments-related data locally

Reuters

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp said on Tuesday it has built a system that stores payments-related data locally in India, in a bid ....

9 October, 2018

Why MakeMyTrip’s Deep Kalra is worried about the future of Indian startups

Binu Paul

MakeMyTrip chairman and group chief executive officer Deep Kalra has warned about a potential takeover of the Indian startup ecosystem ....

1 October, 2018

Infibeam complaint over rumour adds to WhatsApp’s woes in India

Anirban Ghoshal

There appears to be more trouble in store for instant messaging platform WhatsApp, which has been struggling to get its payments ....

1 October, 2018
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Why the Aadhaar verdict is a roadblock for businesses collecting KYC details

Payal Ganguly & Shweta Sharma

When Delhi-based digital marketing professional Sudarshan Sahu requested digital wallet firm Paytm to complete his know your customer ....

26 September, 2018

Microsoft, Nasscom, govt launch programme to train women in cybersecurity

Shweta Sharma

Microsoft India, infotech lobby group Nasscom, and the central government have launched a three-year programme to train 1,000 ....

25 September, 2018

Paytm says rival Google Pay may be using customer data for monetary gains

Payal Ganguly

Google Pay, the flagship digital payments platform of the US-headquartered software giant, is facing questions over whether it ....

21 September, 2018

Facebook, other global tech firms gear up to fight India's planned data law

Reuters

Global tech companies plan to oppose new legislation in India that would require Facebook, PayPal and others to store user ....

19 September, 2018

Data localisation norms deter Apple from launching payments service in India

Shweta Sharma

Tech giant Apple has decided to put off its plans of launching a digital payments service based on Unified Payments Interface ....

6 September, 2018

Does the draft data protection bill dilute the power of the data authority?

Harsh Walia

In many ways, the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 proposes to introduce concepts that were thus far non-existent in ....

4 September, 2018

Data protection bill: Why the data localisation clause is not convincing enough

Harsh Walia

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, which was India’s latest effort to bridge the gap between outdated data protection ....

3 September, 2018

RBI considers launching own virtual coins to tackle cryptocurrencies, minting costs

Shweta Sharma

The Reserve Bank of India has formed an inter-departmental group to explore the workability of a rupee-backed digital currency, ....

30 August, 2018

Why Indian drone manufacturers can breathe easy with new norms

Payal Ganguly

The new Drone Regulations 1.0 unveiled by civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday has brought relief for Indian drone ....

28 August, 2018

Big Data in Karnataka governance pushed back by proposal delay

Shweta Sharma

After delays in conceiving a pilot project proposal for Big Data in governance, Karnataka Knowledge Commission has decided to ....

28 August, 2018

SC to WhatsApp, govt: Reply to plea querying eligibility for launch of payment service

Shweta Sharma

The Supreme Court has sought responses from the Indian government and messaging service provider WhatsApp on a plea that seeks ....

28 August, 2018