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Rajasthan mulling ban on WhatsApp during entrance exams
In an article about Rajasthan government planning to restrict messaging apps, particularly WhatsApp, to prevent mass copying during entrance examination, data on internet shutdowns by Software Freedom Law Centre was mentioned
India’s first data protection bill is riddled with problems
In an article discussing the shortcomings of the data protection bill, Mishi Choudhary was quoted as saying “With little understanding of technology, sections are slapped, forcing companies and executives to deal with the criminal machinery.”
'India's data protection bill is poorly worded; does not serve any stakeholder's interests'
The article discusses the points raised regarding the Data Protection Bill, 2018 at the round table event organized by sflc.in in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kochi
Call for building awareness, understanding of proposed Data Protection law
The article talks about the implications of draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 which were discussed in a round table discussion organised by sflc.in
Indians worried about data misuse on Facebook
In an article discussing the data and privacy issues of facebook, Mishi Choudhary was quoted as saying “They (users) can proceed under sections 43a and 72 of IT ACT. Section 43A of the IT Act explicitly provides that whenever a corporate body possesses or deals with any sensitive personal data or information, and is negligent in maintaining a reasonable security to protect such data or information, which thereby causes wrongful loss or wrongful gain to any person, then such body corporate shall be liable to pay damages to the person(s)”
How regulations are playing spoilsport for Indian startups
In an article discussing the provisions in a draft law for entrepreneurs ranging from cryptocurrency to online pharma Mishi Choudhary as quoted as saying “The GoI is unable to either protect the rights of its citizens or provide clear, easy-to-follow, supportive environment for businesses”
Aadhaar verdict: Can you sue UIDAI and its licensed entities for offence?
In an article discussing possible actions that can be taken against UIDAI after aadhaar verdict, SFLC spokesperson was quoted as saying "The SC order says that there needs to be a ‘suitable amendment to include the provision for filing of such a complaint by an individual/victim as well whose right is violated.’ This means that the parliament needs to bring out a law which says that individuals have the right to file a complaint,"