The Net Trap, The Daily Pioneer, 2nd February, 2020

It was the New Year’s eve and Noida-based Neha Chandra, a PR firm employee, travelled to Paris to welcome the New Year with full enthusiasm. However, things took an ugly turn when her wallet was stolen while travelling through the French city’s metro. Within few minutes, Chandra’s zest for the celebrations disappeared as she noticed…

India’s tech industry up in arms over proposed data privacy law, 10 Jan 2020

Proposed rules to regulate the way companies handle customers’ personal data has received a mixed response from India’s private sector, with some businesses praising it as necessary to protect privacy and others complaining that it will adversely impact their operations. India’s Personal Data Protection Bill seeks to protect consumers’ financial details, biometric data, caste, religious…

Oil and data don’t mix in world of Facebook and Ambani, The Telegraph, 13 Sept 2019

Facebook has squared off for battle against Reliance Industries’ chairman Mukesh Ambani over India’s tough data privacy regulations. On Thursday, Facebook’s vice-president for global affairs and communications Nick Clegg slammed India’s inward-looking policy of fiercely storing the repository of data gathered from its citizens within the country and stopping global corporations from mining it for…