Data protection Current Affairs, GK & News

Joint Declaration on Privacy and the Protection of Personal Data

The European Union along with nine countries which also include India has called for international cooperation with the aim to promote data protection and the standards of privacy. Overview: In a ‘Joint Declaration on Privacy and the Protection of Personal Data: Strengthening trust in the digital environment’ the countries have called for rapid technological developments, ..

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China passes new Online Privacy Law

China passed a new Online Privacy Law on August 20, 2021 with the aim of preventing businesses from collecting any sensitive personal data. Background New law was passed in the backdrop of China facing an uptick in internet scams. Companies like ride hailing giant Didi and gaming behemoth Tencent in regulators’ have been accused of ..

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PM’s Personal Twitter Account Hacked

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal website’s Twitter account was hacked, and tweets posted asking for people to donate cryptocurrency. Earlier, the official accounts of former US President Barack Obama, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and media tycoon Mike Bloomberg, along with brands such as Apple and Uber, were ..

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Kris Gopalakrishnan Committee on Data Protection submits Draft Report

The Expert Committee on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework set up by the government with the Infosys co-founder, Mr Kris Gopalakrishnan, as the chairman has published its report regarding regulation of data and prevention of monopolistic practices in the country. The report has been submitted to the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India. According ..

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“Innovate for Accessible India” Campaign launched by NASSCOM along with Microsoft

The NASSCOM (National Association of Software and Service Companies) recently launched the “Innovate for Accessible India” campaign along with Microsoft India. The other partners of the initiative include Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. About the Initiative The Initiative aims to sort out ..

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Delhi announced as next Google Cloud Region after Mumbai

On March 5, 2020, Google announced that it will open its next cloud region of India at Delhi by 2021. This is the second cloud region of Google after Mumbai, that was launched in 2017. Google owns 22 cloud regions in Asia Pacific. Highlights Along with Delhi Cloud Region, Google will also open its data ..

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