Meanwhile in the World of Data Privacy – Sept 3rd 2017, 4th Edition

Hi there! What a month August has been for Data Privacy – specifically in India! Privacy took centre-stage when the Hon’ble Supreme Court ruled that Privacy is a Fundamental Right in India – putting to rest years of ambiguity on this issue and paving the way for a firm foundation to be laid for a Digital India. MEITy* served notices to 21 smart phone makers to provide details about the…

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SMB CISO Series – Article 2 – Going Digital – What dangers are you walking into?

Going Digital is no longer the world of the rich and the famous and the Fortune 500 ones! Going Digital is the mantra for the future scale. Digital means many things, and among the more common ones is about getting information into the electronic age. This requires transformation. For a bank, this means instead of filling forms; have a kiosk where customers can scan their credentials and auto-fill. For Manufacturing…

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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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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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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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Stay Paranoid, Stay Safe

28th January is commemorated as ‘Data Privacy Day’ worldwide. While the Data Privacy and Security folks are all charged up and enthusiastic, as always, about this day, we find that it quietly passes by the vast majority of people for whom it is actually relevant – all of you out there who are heavily invested in the digital world via Emails, via social media like Facebook / Twitter, via online…

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Wake Up, Marketers in India!

A recent conversation with a friend who’s putting together an online campaign for her brand: Me: BTW, in your campaign, have you ensured all the consumer data you are planning to collect would be properly protected? After all, you are collecting some sensitive personal data from folks She: Our IT Team is excellent – am sure they have the most secure database systems. Besides, Indian junta is not all that…

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Upcoming Workshops from Arrka

Hi Folks, Excited to be doing two workshops this month : 1. On DLP, Data Protection & Encryption: Although the topic sounds highly techie and rather esoteric, the workshop is actually designed keeping a semi-tech audience in mind. So if you are interested in knowing more about how to protect one of your most critical assets, i.e. data, then do join us on 25th August 2011 at Mumbai. This our…

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Privacy & Rights Management

The privacy rules under the Indian IT Act 2008 have been silently released last month – but are set to have a major impact on Indian Businesses. I recently wrote a guest blog for our partner Seclore which outlines some key aspects of these rules from the Information Rights Management context. Would welcome comments BTW, the official term for the privacy rules is “Reasonable security practices and procedures and sensitive…

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