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Arogya Setu: Mulit-Lingual Mobile Application launched by GoI to track COVID-19

On April 2, 2020, National Informatics Center operating under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has developed an application “Arogya Sethu”. The app alerts the person whenever he comes in contact within six feet of COVID-19 infected person. Key Features of the App The application uses Bluetooth and GPS of a smart phone to inform ..

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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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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 ..

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Data Protection bill approved by the cabinet

The Cabinet on December 4, 2019 approved Data Protection bill to be tabled in Lok Sabha. The bill lays down legal framework to preserve sanctity in data sharing. The Draft of the bill was released by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in 2018. Key features of the bill The bill provides rules for ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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