Social media accounts need to be linked with Aadhaar to check fake news, Supreme Court said

According to the Indian Supreme Court, social media profiles of users need to be linked with Aadhaar numbers to check the circulation of fake, defamatory and pornographic content as also anti-national and terror material.

ocial media profiles of users need to be linked with Aadhaar numbers to check the circulation of fake, defamatory and pornographic content as also anti-national and terror material, the Supreme Court was told on Monday.NEW DELHI | MUMBAI: The Supreme Court cautioned the government about the privacy implications of linking social media accounts with Aadhaar after attorney-general KK Venugopal created a stir with his remarks suggesting that such a move would help stamp out crime, terrorism and fake news among other scourges. The court agreed to hear the pleas of Facebook and WhatsApp seeking the transfer of four public interest litigations (PILs) on such a linkage that are pending before the Madras, Bombay and M ..
 

Growing concern over Kenya's Huduma, a system designed to ease identification processes and public service delivery.

Huduma is a number gto be used for the introduction of a National Integrated Management System to maintain a national population register for all persons within Kenya, including foreigners. However, human rights-focused organisations claim that Huduma violates the right to privacy, equality and public participation, amongst other rights.

China’s internet regulator warns app operators over data privacy

DPC Statement on Matters Pertaining to the Public Services Card

Following the completion of a detailed and lengthy investigation, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) has published its findings on certain aspects of the Public Services Card (“PSC”).

Facebook failed to warn users of known risks before 2018 breach: court filing

According to a courth filing of Thursday 15 August, the Facebook users that are suing the world’s largest social media network over a 2018 data breach said it failed to warn them about risks tied to its single sign-on tool, even though it protected its employees.