How Fundamental are Privacy Rights?

How Fundamental are Privacy Rights?: India’s Supreme Court has constituted a nine-member bench to decide on whether the Right to Privacy is a fundamental right. This decision will be an important landmark in the advocacy of privacy rights in our country. The hearing has commenced and a judgement is expected in the near future. Read…

Internet shutdowns make India’s cashless economy ineffective: Internet Society

Internet shutdowns make India’s cashless economy ineffective: Internet Society: NEW DELHI: US-headquartered Internet Society has said Internet lockdowns are counterproductive for a country like India which is pushing for a less-cash economy. This year till end of June, 29 incidents of states blocking Internet services were reported in the country, according to the Software Freedom Law Centre, which has…

Information is gold and it can be robbed and stolen

Information is gold and it can be robbed and stolen: When Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his digital economy initiatives—besides making payments convenient, your money also became more vulnerable to cyber attacks. According to KPMG India’s Crime Survey 2015, financial services and insurance sector was the favourite target for cyber-attacks followed by pharmaceuticals and chemicals.…

Plea to restore Internet in Darjeeling rejected

Plea to restore Internet in Darjeeling rejected: With Class 9 students being unable to fill up their board examination forms without Internet, the Darjeeling teachers’ association on Monday met the district magistrate and sought restoration of its service, but in vain. The authorities rejected the demand saying they would make special arrangements for students to…