Bengaluru techie held for illegally accessing Aadhaar database

Bengaluru techie held for illegally accessing Aadhaar database: A Bengaluru-based software developer was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly accessing the Aadhaar database through a mobile application he had developed, city police commissioner T Suneel Kumar told mediapersons on Thursday. Abhinav Shrivastav (31), an alumnus of IIT-Kharagpur, hails from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The app used for…

SC hears right to privacy cases: Misuse of personal information cannot be dealt on a case-to-case basis, says top court

SC hears right to privacy cases: Misuse of personal information cannot be dealt on a case-to-case basis, says top court: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that there has to be “overarching” guidelines to protect an individual’s private information in public domain to ensure that it was used only for an intended purpose. A nine-judge…

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…

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.…