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The Non-Personal Data Report: Do We Really Need Another Data Regulator?

This article is the first instalment of a two-part series by Mohit Chawdhry of Esya Centre on the new government-led regulatory framework proposed in...

Group Privacy and Data Trusts: A New Frontier for Data Governance?

In the past few years, it has become common knowledge that Big Tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon rely on the exploitation of...

Amidst COVID-19, Who is Watching Over Children’s Data on Ed-Tech Platforms?

As Indian students continue to depend on ed-tech platforms to learn for the foreseeable future, we also need to also think about how we’re protecting their digital and personal safety. Are ed-tech companies themselves responsibly using and protecting children’s data? How is the Indian state monitoring their protection of children’s data? Are our Internet laws strong enough to protect a child’s right to privacy online? We answer all these questions and more, in this month’s On the Fence.

The COVID-19 Battle: Pandemic v/s Privacy

The events following the global spread of COVID-19 have put governments on high alert. This has prompted a variety of initiatives to combat the...
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Data Data Everywhere, Whose is it to Give?

Written by Sourya Reddy & Swagam Dasgupta  It was a bone-dry morning in the middle of May, much like any other summer in Delhi. Although...

Putting the Athlete First: Data Protection in Sports

Written by Swagam Dasgupta & Sourya Reddy  Fitbit. Apple. Samsung. Boltt. Huawei. What do all these companies have in common? The ability to tell you...
Investigating the Logistics of Surveillance in India

Waking the Sleeping Giant: Investigating the Logistics of Surveillance in India

Written by Anupriya Nair A report from the Reuter’s Institute found that at least 55% of English-language news readers in India are afraid of expressing...
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Changing Privacy Policies: The Coming of GDPR

Written by Saisree Subramanian  The past couple of months have seen a flurry of activity at internet companies. Users have been presented with updated terms...