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Data Protection in India- Part II

We live in a complex web of social relationships, which are influenced by several factors that are alien to any other country. The extent to which one wishes to be left alone depends on the nature of relationships in the web, which are sometimes more divergent than one can imagine. The privacy world of an individual in her relational web is multi-dimensional, dynamic and contextual, and suffers from predictability ambiguities. The challenge of defining the nature, scope, and extent of privacy through simple semantics is therefore very challenging, if not impossible. To put it in patent language, privacy is one...

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Data protection in India-Part I

The Committee of  Experts on Data Protection Framework for India headed by Justice B.N. Srikrishna released a white paper on data protection framework for India which was made available on the website of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This paper may be accessed here.  The Committee was set up by the Central Government to study and understand various issues relating to data protection in India, make specific suggestions on principles underlying a data protection bill and to draft a bill on data protection. The White Paper provides a brief overview of various issues with respect to data protection...

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Privacy : The Linkedin Security Breach

The featured image shows a pen with LinkedIn printed on it. The post is regarding the recent security breach of passwords of users of LinkedIn. To know more , please click here.

LinkedIn, a business oriented social networking site which was founded in the year 2002, has recently found its way in the headlines for the latest data breach committed by hackers on May17, 2016. This wasn’t the first time it had faced such a breach. On 5th  June, 2012, a  group of hackers managed to get hack 6.5 million user accounts and by the morning of June 6, passwords of such accounts were available online in plain text.  This was followed by an apology by LinkedIn asking its users to immediately change their passwords. The company officials implemented a mandatory password...

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