One item Digital India must urgently address – strengthening data security and privacy rights

One item Digital India must urgently address – strengthening data security and privacy rights: The government’s demonetisation decision of November 8 has, while kicking off a noisy debate on its disruptive, positive and negative impacts, launched the country on the irreversible path of digital payments as a substitute to cash. While the pros and cons…

The privacy concerns of social media companies like Facebook are hurting investigations

The privacy concerns of social media companies like Facebook are hurting investigations: Recent reports show an increasing reluctance on the part of social media companies to cooperate with investigations of posts, videos, etc. through their websites. Privacy concerns appear to be the main reason for this. The most recent case is where Facebook refused to…

India contests claim on call, mail tapping

The US Department of State’s 2015 country report on human rights practices in India has raised concerns over the central monitoring system (CMS), which provides for authorised interception of voice calls and emails of all phone/internet subscribers in India, highlighting how it allowed government agencies to monitor electronic communications in real time “without informing the…