Government Sold Driver Licence Data to 87 Private Companies for Rs 65 Crore - Nitin Gadkari

Government Sold Driver Licence Data to 87 Private Companies for Rs 65 Crore - Nitin Gadkari

In line with the Government’s plan to use data to generate revenue, Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has revealed that the government is selling vehicle registration and driving licence data of Indians and earning money from it.

Crypto Bans & Privacy Coins

Crypto Bans & Privacy Coins

Privacy coins are cryptocurrencies that utilize features designed to mask data surrounding a transaction. It’s also worth mentioning there are a host of other privacy coins out there to choose from. The Indian government can go to hell.

Company Advertised American, Canadian, Indian Phone Location Data for Sale

Company Advertised American, Canadian, Indian Phone Location Data for Sale

A company headquartered in Los Angeles recently advertised the sale of real-time phone location data for devices in the United States, Canada, India, and said it would soon offer the same service in the Philippines.

Facebook Entrusts Indian Workers to Label Millions of Private Photos

Facebook Entrusts Indian Workers to Label Millions of Private Photos

According to Reuters, Facebook has been hiring a team of contract workers in India to 'label' images, statuses, and other content, working through millions of entries going as far back as 2014.

Indian govt agency left details of millions of pregnant women exposed online

Indian govt agency left details of millions of pregnant women exposed online

A database managed by an Indian government healthcare agency was left connected to the Internet without a password, where it exposed more than 12.5 million medical records for pregnant women, ZDNet has learned.

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In 1765, a Moravian missionary who lived for many years among the Delaware and Mohican tribes recorded a native account of the first meeting: “A long time ago, some Indians who had been out fishing, where the sea widens, spied at a great distance something remarkably large swimming or floating on the water.

WhatsApp is at risk in India. So are free speech and encryption.

WhatsApp is at risk in India. So are free speech and encryption.

The new set of rules , first published in late December and still under consideration, would require, among other things, that internet companies proactively screen user posts and messages to ensure that people don’t share anything “unlawful.” It’s an attempt by the Indian government to hold technology companies accountable for the content that appears on their platforms — content that can be misleading, create confusion, and has even led to real-world violence in India .

India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

Mishi Choudhary, founder of SFLC.in, a legal advocacy group in New Delhi, said Indian governments had tried for nearly a decade to exercise more control over internet content but had been restrained by the courts.

Highest Court in Indiana Set to Decide If You Can Be Forced to Unlock Your Phone

Highest Court in Indiana Set to Decide If You Can Be Forced to Unlock Your Phone

It’s well settled that the privilege protects against “testimonial” communications, which a 1957 Supreme Court case describes as those that require a person to disclose “ the contents of his own mind .” It’s also clear that nonverbal acts can be testimonial, such as being forced to respond truthfully to police questioning with a “ nod or headshake ,” or to produce a gun that police believe was used in a crime.

India now allows government agencies to “intercept, monitor, and decrypt” citizens’ computers

India now allows government agencies to “intercept, monitor, and decrypt” citizens’ computers

On December 21st, 2018, India expanded its governmental spying powers to an unprecedented level – granting ten new agencies the government writ to “intercept, monitor, and decrypt” data from Indian citizens.

Microsoft is reportedly sharing Indian banking data with US intelligence

Microsoft is reportedly sharing Indian banking data with US intelligence

A report in the Indian press cites a document from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) which found that banks which have migrated to Microsoft Office 365 services have had their customers' data shared with the US in order to comply with US law.

How Indian Government’s Digital Authoritarianism Is Interfering With “Internet Freedom”

How Indian Government’s Digital Authoritarianism Is Interfering With “Internet Freedom”

Throughout the year, India has been on the world’s radar for many Internet and privacy-related incidents; top-most being the numerous mob lynchings which have been reported to initiate from fake Whatsapp messages.

Data breach: Microsoft shared Indian bank customers’ financial details with US intelligence agencies

Data breach: Microsoft shared Indian bank customers’ financial details with US intelligence agencies

In response to the RBI risk assessment observation, seen by DNA Money, a bank acknowledged that they have agreed with Microsoft, and according to the deal, Microsoft will only share the bank customers’ data if the order was issued by the government of India or an Indian court.

Report: Microsoft shares banking data of Indian customers with US Intelligence agencies

Report: Microsoft shares banking data of Indian customers with US Intelligence agencies

The report stated that the consumer data with banks who moved to Microsoft Office 365 was shared by the company with the US Intelligence Agencies.

Attorney: School needs lesson on Fourth Amendment

Attorney: School needs lesson on Fourth Amendment

A public school district in Indiana has announced it will drug test students participating in extracurricular activities, a policy that is being criticized by a longtime civil liberties attorney.

Aadhaar, the world's largest biometric identity database, approved by India's Supreme Court

Aadhaar, the world's largest biometric identity database, approved by India's Supreme Court

Key points: Indian residents cannot receive welfare food rations, other benefits without being entered into Aadhaar Until today, Indian residents have had to link their private bank accounts, mobile numbers and even school admissions to their profile in the government database.

Scroll Explainer: What is the Aadhaar case and what is at stake for Indians?

Scroll Explainer: What is the Aadhaar case and what is at stake for Indians?

Beginning in 2009, the Indian government began enrolling residents onto a platform known as Aadhaar, which provided each enrollee with a 12-digit unique identification number linked to both their demographic and biometric details, including fingerprints and iris scans.

The Indian Government Has Been Spying On Your Social Media In Secret

The Indian Government Has Been Spying On Your Social Media In Secret

At the same time, on Thursday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that security agencies are trying to get new software tools with face recognition capabilities to dig into social media to track criminals.

With Conceptual Issues Still, India's Data Protection Bill Should Not be Rushed Through

With Conceptual Issues Still, India's Data Protection Bill Should Not be Rushed Through

The proposed data protection legislation offered by India’s ministry of electronics and information technology last month is a complex hybrid, blending provisions borrowed from European privacy law and indigenous strains of Indian statutory architecture.

India’s Biometric Database Is Creating A Perfect Surveillance State — And U.S. Tech Companies Are On Board

India’s Biometric Database Is Creating A Perfect Surveillance State — And U.S. Tech Companies Are On Board

The CEO of Microsoft has repeatedly praised the project, and local media have carried frequent reports on consultations between the Indian government and senior executives from companies like Apple and Google (in addition to South Korean-based Samsung) on how to make tech products Aadhaar-enabled.