(Image Source: https://flic.kr/p/igPaVp)This is the first in a two-part post on the National Privacy Principles(NPPs). This post provides with a bit of background, and then deals with Principles One through Four, while the next will deal with Principles Five through Nine. Footnotes are especially important. Disclaimers: The first post is a bit on the longer side. Feedback, comments, recommendations, are welcome. The second part is available here.
(Image Source: https://flic.kr/p/igPaVp)This is the second in a two-part post on the National Privacy Principles. This post deals with Principles Five through Nine. Footnotes are especially important.
Disclaimers: I have taken a bit of artistic license with these two posts, so do allow for that. Feedback, comments, recommendations, are welcome.
1. Google’s New Open Source Privacy Effort Looks Back to the ’60s, by Elizabeth Dwoskin, Wall Street Journal Blogs – Digits.
2. Global Web Crackdown Arrests 17, Seizes Hundreds Of Dark Net Domains, by Andy Greenberg, Wired.
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Public.Resource.Org along with other civil liberties advocates in India and Abroad has filed a petition with the Bureau of Indian Standards asking it to make its standards publicly available for free online. The petition is an commendable and crucial step forward for the right to information. The supporters of the petition include Carl Malamud, the founder of Public.Resources.Org, the petitioning organisation, Dr. Vinton G. Cerf, the Father of the Internet, Sri Sam Pitroda, one of the pioneers of communications innovation in India, Swaraj Paul Barooah (KnowGAP, SpicyIP), Dr. Sushant Sinha (IndianKanoon), Dr. Dhrubayyoti Sen (IIT-Kharagpur), Dr. T.I. Eldho, IIT-Bombay, and Mr. Srinivas Kodali, Centre for Excellence in Urban Transport, IIT-Madras.
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In a judgement dated 15th October 2014, the Delhi High Court has decreed, in the case of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. v. M/S Reshma Collection, that if you buy an item in Delhi through online retail, Delhi courts have the jurisdiction to hear disputes in relation to your shopping. This post analyses the reasoning employed in the judgment, and concludes by discussing certain issues brought to the fore by the case, including Forum Shopping, Email contracts, and Online Dispute Resolution.
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Skype has recently taken the decision to end support for calls to local mobile and landline numbers from its VoIP service, effective from November 10 this year. The Skype support page notes that its decision only applies to calls made within India; users outside Indian borders can continue to call numbers in India, and similarly users in India can continue to call numbers abroad.
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Earlier yesterday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg met with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad (who curiously also holds the Ministry of Law and Justice portfolio). The Facebook CEO was in New Delhi on the 9th and 10th of October for the Internet.org summit.
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Definitions and Explanations – the Concept of ‘Incentives’