Meanwhile in the world of Data Privacy – Aug 2, 2017 3rd Edition

Hi there! July has been a very active month for privacy, particularly in India. Even as I write this, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India is listening to concluding arguments from petitioners and the State on whether Privacy is a Fundamental Right or not in India. An MP (Jay Panda) introduced a private member bill on Data Privacy & Protection in Parliament. MEITY has constituted a committee of experts to…

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Exploring the CISO role – especially for the SMB

For the un-initiated, CISO is Chief Information Security Officer. Information Security is now hyped as CyberSecurity, and will soon become IOTSecurity, Cloud Security etc. The risk is real though and help is needed to identify and setup the Security function. This is a series of articles for helping the CEO / COO/ CFO/ Owner of the company. At times, the four roles are played by the same person and at…

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Meanwhile in the World of Data Privacy: June 26 2017

Note: Thank you to many readers of the previous post of this series for their inputs and feedback. Based on that, have decided to term these series ‘privacy round-ups’ – because that is what they are intended to be. Happy reading….do keep sending me your feedback on privacy@arrka.com. -Shivangi Nadkarni, Co-Founder & CEO, Arrka Consulting Rights over Personal Data in the New Era: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/right-to-be-forgotten-new-era-personal-data-rights-dimitri-sirota The European General Data Protection Regulation…

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Privacy in the Google Ecosystem

Are you a user of any of Google’s applications – like Gmail, YouTube, Search, Google Maps, Chrome Browser, etc? Do you use an Android phone? Have you used the oh-so-convenient facility of using the ‘login using your Google account’ facility to login to a non-google website or mobile app? If yes, then are you aware that almost all that you do is being recorded and processed in the background? That…

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LATEST PRIVACY RELATED ISSUES ON FACEBOOK

I have been getting lots of questions from friends and family in the last few weeks about what is all this discussion going on about privacy issues on Facebook – and what they should be doing. Some have even fallen victim to ‘hoax’ suggestions and have been posting them on Facebook to get their friends to act. This is a quick post to explain what is the buzz going around…

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A Crucial Milestone for Privacy in India

As conversations and debates are in full flow all around us on privacy and data protection, India quietly crossed a crucial milestone in its privacy journey for enterprises last week. The Data Security Council of India (DSCI), India’s focal body on data protection which is an independent Self Regulatory Organization (SRO) under NASSCOM®, launched the ‘DSCI Lead Assessor for Privacy’ program last week. Why is this significant? Where does it…

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Credit Card Frauds – What You Should Know

Given the recent spate of news articles about credit card frauds, we thought we should ‘de-mystify’ all the discussions going on and outline what you, the user, needs to know to safeguard against such frauds. What comprises a ‘Credit Card Fraud’? When criminals get hold of your credit card details (including the cvv number printed on the reverse of your card) and use these to make purchases with your card,…

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Are Your Kids Online? Watch Out!

Every parent’s worst nightmare is her child losing his / her way in the online world given the widespread exposure that today’s children have to a proliferation of smart devices such as laptops, iPads or Smart Phones. Each of these brings with it its own set of challenges for the parent while exposing the innocent child to a world where technology could end up leading the child to the bad…

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Lessons Reiterated by the New York Times Hack

As we keep interacting with folks from different types of organisations in this part of the world, and keep addressing so many ‘fallacies’ around managing Information Security, along comes news of yet another high-profile hack that reiterates some basic lessons. Here is a ‘quick take’ on the lessons we can learn… What Happened – The Background: – The NYT revealed yesterday that it’s computer systems had been attacked & infiltrated…

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