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Dutch court rules out Netherlands’ System Risk Indicator

The identification mechanism called SyRI (System Risk Indicator) of the Netherlands was ruled out by a Dutch court, citing reasons of data privacy and human rights concerns. The Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs had developed SyRI in 2014 to identify the persons who would probably commit fraud and receive government benefits. The Hague district court ..

Government lists Personal Data Protection Bill ahead of winter session

The Personal Data Protection Bill is scheduled to be tabled in Parliament in Winter Session starting from 18 Nov. The bill deals with handling and processing of consumer data by corporates, including restrictions and penalties. The Bill proposals are based on the Justice B N Srikrishna committee report submitted in July 2018. The government has ..

Kerala high court rules that right to access Internet is part of fundamental Right to Education (RTE) & Right to Privacy

The Kerala High Court has recently ruled that the right to have access to the Internet is part of the fundamental Right to Education (RTE) & also the Right to Privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution. The verdict came on a petition filed by a Kozhikode college student challenging her expulsion for not adhering ..

Access to Internet is a Fundamental Right: Kerala High Court

A single bench of the Kerala high court headed by Justice PV Asha has ruled that access to the Internet is a fundamental right which cannot be taken away arbitrarily. Case before Kerala High Court The court was hearing a petition filed by Faheema Shirin, an 18-year-old BA student which questioned the hostel rules which ..

Mandatory Voice Samples does not violate Privacy

In the case of Ritesh Sinha v/s state of Uttar Pradesh and others, the Supreme Court has ruled that compelling for a voice sample was not a violation of his fundamental right to privacy. Observations made by the Supreme Court A judicial magistrate is empowered to order a person to give a sample of his voice ..

Brad Smith authors book “Tools and Weapons: The Promise and The Peril of Digital Age”

The book “Tools and Weapons: The Promise and The Peril of the Digital Age” has been co-authored by Microsoft President Brad Smith & Carol Ann Browne, and will release on September 11. The book will provide a behind-the-scene look at the multinational technology company and tell some of the biggest stories to hit the tech ..

Automated Facial Recognition

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has released a Request for Proposal for an Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) to be used by police officers across the country. How Automated Facial Recognition System Works? The AFRS will maintain a large database with photos and videos of peoples faces. Whenever there is a need to identify ..

Swiss National Bank – Annual Banking Statistics: Relevant Points

The annual banking statistics released by the Swiss National Bank makes the following observations: The UK has retained its top position in terms of money parked by its citizens and enterprises with Swiss banks. The UK accounts for more than 26 per cent of the total foreign funds parked with Swiss banks at the end of 2018. ..