Raghav Pandey and Aditi SeethaThe Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, recently approved by the Cabinet, paves the way for the long-felt need to protect privacy rights of an individual. The law, prima facie, strictly deals with issues of personal data and places stringent restrictions on “data fiduciary” and also imposes strict sanctions against violations. However, a lenient approach has been taken when it comes to the use of the data by the government.The wide exemptions provided under the Bill raise serious questions about the government’s access to individual’s data in the name of “interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the state, friendly relations with foreign States, public order” etc.Close The most debatable and questionable step is the forced collection of “any personal data anonymised or other non-personal data” from any data fiduciary or data processor incorporated under Section 91. This attempt of … [Read more...] about Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 | Control over non-personal data a risky proposition
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Arun PrabhuThe Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on December 11, may be modified before it is actually enacted. This article seeks to analyse its impact on startups in India.Personal DataClose Personal data is all data -- online or offline -- relating to an individual with reference to features of their identity, directly or in combination with other information. Photographs, email, IP (Internet protocol) addresses, locations as well as conclusions drawn from any of them may constitute personal data. related news Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 | Control over non-personal data a risky proposition Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 | Data privacy or is it easy access to privacy? Data Privacy | The making of a Surveillance State When the Bill becomes law, entities will be required to ensure that they process all personal data of individuals “fairly and reasonably” while ensuring the latter’s privacy.Such processing, … [Read more...] about Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 | Startups hold the aces
“It’s the creatives, stupid.” advertisement advertisement On the August evening that opens the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Kevin Spacey is giving the keynote speech, a jeremiad against his hosts delivered with all the fervor of a Tea Party populist railing against Washington. The Oscar-winning thespian looks like a politician, his hair perfectly in place and his suit a somber charcoal. He emotes like a politician, too, as he launches into a withering takedown of the traditional way that Hollywood makes television, lambasting everything from the pilot process to TV executives (“those network people”) who are always “sticking their fingers in creative decisions and having opinions about everything.” And like the scheming pol he plays on House of Cards, the Netflix drama whose first season debuted in February 2013 and for which Spacey earned an Emmy nomination, Spacey offers his speech in silky soundbites uttered in his … [Read more...] about Netflix: The Red Menace
The tech company Basecamp has a mostly remote staff of less than 60 people. But even its headquarters aren’t in Silicon Valley; Basecamp is in Chicago. Which is why it was a bold move earlier this month when cofounder and CTO David Heinemeier Hansson announced in a blog post that the company is paying its workers according to San Francisco’s labor market. advertisement advertisement Since their employees are scattered all over the globe, it wasn’t clear what the cost of living benchmark should be. According to Heinemeier Hansson, “It started to increasingly seem like an arbitrary choice, and if we were going to make one such, why not go for the best and the top?” So as of January 1, Basecamp employees will receive a salary reflective of the top 10% of what software companies are paying in San Francisco (compared to base pay plus bonus, but not options). They also offer some amazing benefits. ( Put your resumes away, … [Read more...] about Could Paying Top Dollar For Staff Be Worse For The Labor Market?
“Everyone’s phone is personal,” Carolyn Everson, vice president of global marketing solutions at Facebook, reminded the audience during a panel on mobile advertising at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival on Thursday. advertisement advertisement Because of this, the expectation for marketing on Facebook and other mobile apps is that brands “show up in a delightful, useful way–otherwise you are noise; consumers want you to add value to the experience.” The panel–moderated by Fast Company executive editor Noah Robischon–also included Marc Mathieu, U.S. chief marketing officer at Samsung, which advertises on Facebook. Mathieu said the platform’s personalized data can deliver ads to “the right person with the right message at the right time.” For instance, Facebook can tell which users have been using a certain phone for two years and may be up for a change in contract. “People don’t want to be … [Read more...] about The Thumb-Stopping Moment: Tips From Facebook For Advertising On Facebook