Press Coverage

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” 

 

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” 

 

SFLC.in announces a digital security training program

ET Tech published a report on our recently launched Digital Security Trainings initiative, as part of which we will be organizing workshops across the country to raise awareness and impart hands-on training around digital security practices.

Srikrishna Report: Dissent Notes Point To High Stakes Battle To Control Data of 1.2 Billion Indians

In an article discussing the Srikrishna report on data protection, Mishi Choudhary was quoted as saying "We have grappled with the problems of criminal punishments, for almost a decade with the IT act. Making all offences cognizable and non-bailable with enforcement that happens in fits and bursts will only make it tougher for businesses. With little understanding of technology, sections are slapped forcing companies and executives to deal with the criminal machinery, the effectiveness of which need no mention."

Curbs on tracking minors' data may hurt tech giants

In an article discussing effects of Justice Srikrishna Committee’s recommendations to curb data tracking of and advertising targeted at users under the age of 18 Mishi Choudhary was quoted as saying “Children are more vulnerable than adults, so longer the protection, the better. Everyone is interested in the generation that is coming, not the generation that has gone by. Everything that is popular today was once popular with teenagers. Companies would want a lower age, obviously.” 

 

Experts pick holes in data protection Bill

In an article discussing the loopholes of data protection bill, Mishi Choudhary was quoted as saying "Bill makes it cumbersome for even the data principals – whose data it is – to understand and exercise their rights effectively."

Mood: How we are feeling this week

In an article discussing the maximum number of shutdowns witnessed by India in 2018, statistics from internetshutdowns.in were mentioned.