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Indian Data Protection Bill published for comments

After months of work, the Committee of experts headed the Justice B N Srikrishna, Former Judge at the Supreme Court of India, has submitted a report and a draft Personal Data Protection Bill to the Minister for Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). The two documents, which are available on the MeitY website, aim to help India moving forward in the digital economy by creating a solid global privacy framework.

The Report is available here

Find the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill here
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Google may track your data, even if your settings say no

According to an investigation by the Associated Press, many Google services on our smartphones store data even if our privacy settings prevent Google from doing so.

At the request of the AP, a computer-science researcher at Princeton University, Gunes Acar, confirmed the findings  by switching off his Location History and noting that the privacy settings were ineffective. The report is now raising several questions on the effective capability of people to decide on the collection of their data.

The investigation is available here
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ISF publishes guide to implement Data Leakage Prevention program

Yesterday the Information Security Forum (ISF) released new guidance on Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) to promote efficient DLP programs characterized by ten key attributes. The main takeaway is that focusing solely on technology is likely to be unsuccessful, therefore a more structured approach to detect and prevent data leaks is necessary.

The data leakage prevention paper is available here
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French Court decides that ticking a box is not sufficient to use people’s data

A court in Paris has sided with the consumer group UFC-Que Choisir in a case against the Terms and Conditions of Twitter. The consumer group argued that more than 250 of the tech giant’s clauses violate customer privacy. The court agreed with the group, declared the Terms “abusive”  and fined Twitter €30,000. Importantly, the court recognized that the common way of “ticking a small box to accept the terms of service, is not an expression of the consumer's agreement to use its data”.

The news is available through L’Agence France-Presse (AFP) here
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UK ICO publishes first comprehensive update on its investigation into the abuse of big data in political campaigns

After a year of research on the use and the potential abuse of personal data during the Brexit campaign, the UK's Information Commissioner has published its first comprehensive update on the investigation, available on the ICO website starting from today. The analysis of the results of a one encompasses not only social media platforms, but also big data analytical companies and UK political parties.

The document is available here