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Why the Personal Data Protection Bill matters -Indradeep Ghosh and Srikara Prasad

-The Hindu The proposed regime under the Bill seeks to be different from the existing regime which does not adequately protect users’ data The pandemic has forced more people to participate in the digital economy. More people have taken to digital channels to fulfill a variety of needs like purchasing groceries and accessing health services. Unfortunately, the number of personal data breaches from major digital service providers has increased worryingly in the...

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Technology enabled digital labour platforms are not adhering to labour norms, points out new ILO report

Although services provided by the gig and platform workers touch the lives of each one of us, we have little knowledge about the role of digital labour platforms in transforming the world of work. Such digital labour platforms have created unprecedented opportunities for workers, businesses and society. However, they also pose serious threats to decent work and fair competition. A recent report by International Labour Organisation (ILO) shows that the workers...

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Ankhi Das’s Exit from Facebook Is Not Enough for Indian Users -K Raveendran The WSJ report highlighted how important the Indian market was for the business of Facebook, as the platform is banned in China, the only other country with the potential of a billion customers. Ankhi Das, who through her own interpretation of her role as public policy director of Facebook in India gave a tinge of saffron to the social media giant’s blue colour scheme, has finally exited the India operations. She...

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Joint committee of Parliament summons social media giants Facebook, Twitter: sources

-PTI/ The Hindu Summoning officials of Amazon and Google is also under active consideration, sources said. Social media giants Facebook and Twitter have been issued summons by a joint committee of Parliament on the issue of protection of data and its privacy, sources said on October 22. Representatives of Facebook India have been asked to appear on October 23 before the Joint Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, chaired by BJP...

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Mandating use of Aarogya Setu app illegal, says Justice B N Srikrishna -Apurva Vishwanath

-The Indian Express Justice Srikrishna said that the guidelines cannot be considered as having sufficient legal backing to make the use of Aarogya Setu mandatory. Former Supreme Court Judge B N Srikrishna, who chaired the committee that came out with the first draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill, termed the government’s push mandating the use of Aarogya Setu app “utterly illegal”. “Under what law do you mandate it on anyone? So far...

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