Proceedings of Securing Cyber Space 2018 [Event]

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We are happy to share that we are now associated with Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF) as Knowledge and Resource Portal. Under this association, we have started a national Cyber Crime Helpline (details are given at the footer) and recently attended Securing Cyber Space 2018, a conference jointly organized by Policy Perspectives Foundation (PPF) and CPF on September 07, 2018 at India International Centre, New … Read More

Reserve Bank of India’s Data Localization Policy

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RBI's Data Localization Policy

We are living in the times when the Internet supports a predominant part of commerce and the online payments ecosystem has attained a new stature. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued a notification to mandate the storage of all end-to-end transaction data within India on April 8, 2018. RBI, the central banking institution, controlling monetary policies in India, requires … Read More

Forwarding derogatory post on Facebook: S. Ve Shekar Case

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On an average, people spend more than 135 minutes (Statista Survey) on Social Media websites by liking, commenting, sharing, retweeting and double tapping posts from people and pages. With the reach of social media exceeding the other modes of communication, it is imperative to be responsible on social media about what you are liking and sharing. If you follow a … Read More

Are WhatsApp Group Admins liable for fake news?

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Recently, WhatsApp has been the centre of attraction of many debates in India. Some calling action from the communication platform and some seeking assistance and accountability. While the pressing reason for this remains the incidents of mob lynching and the spread of hateful/fake/inciteful images, videos, news etc. over chats, new developments are only giving birth to newer challenges for both … Read More

Banking Ombudsman – Things You Should Know

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Banking Ombudsman is a quasi-judicial body established under the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to redress the grievances of the customers regarding certain banking services. Currently, the Banking Ombudsman Scheme 2006 is in force. Why do we need a separate quasi-judicial body when we already have the RBI and the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forums? … Read More

How to have safe transactions at an ATM?

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Having Safe Transactions in ATM

The advancement of technology, ease of banking and processes ranging from checking balance to transferring funds happening at the touch of a screen have driven people to go online. According to Reserve Bank of India, more than 90 percent of all reported transactions at banks between 2016 and 2017 were through the Internet in terms of volume. In 2015-16, this figure … Read More

Why should you be avoiding cheap smartphone?

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Across the world and most prominently in India, who doesn’t like that great deal that they get on a new smartphone? For as low as INR 1500 or $20 you can purchase a cheap smartphone right off the shelf of a phoney shop just about anywhere. There’s a whole rationale behind this how smartphone components are very cheap and sensors … Read More

Is Hosting a Porn Website Legal in India?

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Is hosting a Porn Website Legal in India

Out of hundreds of questions that are asked to us via our Facebook Page, E-Mails,  Helpline and Website on a daily basis, the question whether hosting a porn website is legal in India has been one of the most asked questions lately. While some questions sway towards offering services to pornographic websites and uploading content, the law certainly stays the same. … Read More

Comments on Draft Digital Information Security in Healthcare Act (DISHA)

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DISHA, Draft Digital Information Security in Healthcare Care

Undoubtedly, India is one country which is in the dire need for a data protection framework.  With the Committee of Experts chaired by Justice BN Srikrishna publishing the White Paper on Data Protection Framework for India (herein referred as the White Paper) in December 2017, the wheels have been indeed set in motion. And with the introduction of the draft bill of DISHA, we are surely headed in the right … Read More