Recent rules passed in India that threaten end-to-end encryption are being challenged in court by WhatsApp. New "traceability" rules require social media platforms with at least five million users to be able to identify the originator of a message.
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 has cited national security as the reason for banning 59 Chinese apps, including popular apps such as TikTok, UC Browser and Clash of Kings.
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.
Despite similarity to the EU GDPR, proposed India data protection bill would allow the government unfettered access to citizen data for "national security" purposes.
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.
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.
India's data protection law is already being criticized, with some claiming it does too little by not giving the data protection authority sufficient power to bring violators to justice; and others fearing it goes too far with the potential for mass surveillance
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?