Data security: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Data Governance Quality Index released by NITI Aayog: Key Facts

The NITI Aayog and Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) recently conducted the Data Governance Quality Index Survey. According to the survey, the Department of Fertilizers that works under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers was ranked third. The department scored 4.11 out of 5 on Data Quality Index. Around 65 departments and ministries were surveyed. ..

CBDT and SEBI sign Memorandum of Understanding

On July 8, 2020, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement will facilitate exchange of data between the institutes. Highlights Several other steps are being taken to improve the data sharing mechanism between the institutes. A data Exchange Steering group ..

Google India announces internet safety campaign

Google India recently announced a new public outreach campaign on Internet safety named PehleSafety. The tech-firm launched a campaign to inform its users about online security and safety measures while accessing the internet. It has also launched powerful tools like the Security Check-up and Password Check-up, to enhance the security of user data.

Digital Kleptocracy

A government in which corrupt leaders (kleptocrats) use their power to exploit the people and natural resources of a country to increase their personal wealth and political powers is referred to as Kleptocracy. What defines kleptocracy? A kleptocracy is a government which is governed by corrupt politicians who rely on their political power to receive ..

Data security after Capital One data breach

In what could be a major deterrent for governments looking to promote digital transactions and attempting to store data online, a data breach in a financial firm has led to the loss of personal information of 106 million people in the United States and in Canada. What had happened? The total loss to the financial ..