The two key digital channels of business - mobile apps and websites - are collecting way more personal data than required. The irresponsible sharing of this data with third parties and lack of transparency raise grave concerns about users' data privacy.
The Indian government has scuttled its personal data protection bill after the proposal grew in scope beyond data protection "and was creating degrees of complexity." Arrka Consulting CEO Shivangi Nadkarni shares her views on what the new bill must incorporate.
India's draft data protection bill takes a "harm-based" approach rather than the preferred "rights-based" approach, argues Shashank Mohan, counsel at the Software Freedom Law Center, which provides pro bono legal representation to not-for-profit developers of open source software.