Not surprised by Indian govt’s data localisation directives: Michael Dell

Anand J

The Indian government's attempts to ensure that companies adhere to data localisation norms will spawn similar requests from ....

17 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
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Facebook says hackers didn't use stolen logins on third-party sites

Reuters

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that investigators have determined that hackers did not access other sites that use the social networking ....

3 October, 2018

Google tweaks privacy policy for payment app after Paytm complaint

Reuters

Google has tweaked the privacy policy of its Indian digital payments mobile application, days after local rival Paytm complained ....

22 September, 2018

Google defends Gmail data sharing with third-party app developers

Reuters

Alphabet Inc’s Google gave details about its policies for third-party Gmail add-ons but stopped short of fully addressing ....

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
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Nearly 75% of firms not GDPR compliant; data protection strategy needed: Gartner

Anirban Ghoshal

The global scenario for compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not very encouraging, ....

31 August, 2018

How Europe's data privacy law is upending global online advertising

Reuters

Europe’s new data privacy law has put a small army of tech firms that track people online in jeopardy and is strengthening ....

23 August, 2018

Lawsuit alleges Google ignores privacy settings and tracks phone users

Reuters

Google has been accused in a lawsuit of illegally tracking the movements of millions of iPhone and Android phone users even ....

21 August, 2018

Nasscom’s Ashish Aggarwal on why proposed data privacy laws could hurt Indian cos

Anand J

Data privacy has been a hot topic in India of late in the aftermath of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica controversy, the release ....

20 August, 2018
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Social media site Reddit says hackers accessed user data

Reuters

Social media network Reddit said on Wednesday a hacker broke into a few of its systems and accessed some user data, ....

2 August, 2018

Personal Data Protection Bill: Work in progress but enough reasons for optimism

Shivangi Nadkarni

The much-awaited Personal Data Protection Bill was released by the Justice BN Srikrishna committee last week. How is this of any ....

31 July, 2018

CBI to probe Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data misuse

Reuters

The government has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe political consultancy Cambridge Analytica's misuse ....

26 July, 2018

Zuckerberg loses $16 bn as Facebook shares plunge after profit warning

Reuters

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's fortune took an almost $16 billion hit on Thursday, as the social media ....

26 July, 2018

India's top court raises concerns over govt plan to monitor social media

Reuters

A government plan to monitor social media could turn India into a "surveillance state", the Supreme Court ....

13 July, 2018

Did Facebook give Airtel, Saavn special access to user data?

Shweta Sharma

Telecom giant Airtel and music streaming platform Saavn were among the partner firms that were granted access to Facebook's ....

4 July, 2018

Facebook admits to sharing user data with 61 tech companies, including Chinese firms

Shweta Sharma

Social networking giant Facebook Inc. has admitted that it had entered into a data-sharing partnership with 61 technology companies, ....

2 July, 2018

Why cybercriminals are getting a kick out of World Cup streaming sites

Parvinder Walia

With the FIFA World Cup currently underway in Russia, scores of football fans are trawling the internet to find streaming websites ....

26 June, 2018

Draft Bill on information privacy may ask MNCs to store Indians’ data locally

Shweta Sharma

A committee, which is likely to send a draft Bill on new data privacy laws to the government by the end of this month, may recommend ....

18 June, 2018

Facebook installs new privacy safeguards after pressure from advertisers

Reuters

Facebook is installing new controls it says will better inform its members about the way companies are targeting them with ....

14 June, 2018

Facebook to let users review businesses in crackdown on misleading ads

Reuters

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would allow users to review businesses that advertise on the social network and possibly ban those ....

12 June, 2018