Indian government has cited national security as the reason for banning 59 Chinese apps, including popular apps such as TikTok, UC Browser and Clash of Kings.
Chinese hackers have just pulled off one of India’s biggest cyber fraud ever by convinceing the head of a local Indian subsidiary of an Italian firm to wire $18.6 million from bank accounts in India to a bank account in Hong Kong.
The article provides a brief overview of the legal framework relating to data protection and privacy and discusses the provisions of relevant data protection and data privacy laws in India. It also discusses proposed legislative changes in India to strengthen and improve the existing data protection regime.
As tensions heighten again in the disputed border territories of the Himalayas, India has banned 118 Chinese apps in the name of national security; Tencent games, Baidu and Alipay are among them.
Indian government subjects phone makers to cyber security standards and are required to report their hardware, software and network security measures by August 28th.
India's largest nuclear power plant was recently under malware attack on their administrative systems, which was isolated and prevented attackers from gaining access to the plant controls.
Despite similarity to the EU GDPR, proposed India data protection bill would allow the government unfettered access to citizen data for "national security" purposes.
Right to privacy debates over the last month have highlighted the critical need for a regime of data protection in India, which will be vital for the outsourcing industry.
Privacy advocates are voicing opposition against India's long-awaited national data protection law as it makes broad exceptions for government agencies and stipulates high fines and costs.
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has denied reports that the Aadhaar data breach has made masses of biometric data available to external players for a miniscule sum. Has big government in India simply overreached itself as far as its vision for this database is concerned?