How should a legal framework for data protection balance the imperatives of protecting privacy and ensuring innovation and productivity growth?
Although the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is relatively small in India, 137 as of 17 March, most of the cases have been detected in the last two weeks. Experience suggests that this number will rise.
In the short term, there are two interrelated challenges—protecting Yes Bank’s depositors, and maintaining trust in the private banking system.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s two-day visit is designed to partially tickle his vanity, but, as importantly, it is to boost his chances of returning to office in the 2020 U.S. general election.
As President Donald J. Trump makes his maiden visit to India, it is a genuine opportunity to reaffirm the strategic contours of a relationship that is currently a bit too defined by trade differences.
At a time when pitting Patel against Nehru has become the stock-in-trade of the Narendra Modi government, it is not surprising that this particular point in Basu’s important book has attracted attention.
The presentation of the Union Budget is always a melodramatic occasion–full of hype and excitement, especially in the boisterous Indian democracy.
While the traditional powers of the Indian Ocean continue to work together across the maritime domain to maintain a balance of power, the role of islands in shaping a new security architecture is often overlooked.
The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has proposed a nationwide Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) that will use images from CCTV cameras, newspapers, and raids to identify criminals against existing records in the Crime and Criminal Tracking Networks and System (CCTNS) database.
The success of such a law depends on how its purview is defined and how well it is implemented.
It has been estimated that children and adolescents under the age of 18 account for one in three Internet users around the world.
As countries in the Indo-Pacific continue to deepen maritime collaborations between friends, partners, and allies, the island territories in the region are well-positioned to offer tremendous support and strategic leverage to India and its partners.
The recent debate on privacy that started with Aadhaar is at a curious inflection point with the introduction of The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in Parliament.
The Indian government has announced plans for an overarching national Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS), which will be used for “criminal identification, verification and its dissemination among various police organisations and units across the country.”
The IndiGen Genome Project, launched in April 2019, is a government-funded exercise that sequenced more than a thousand individuals from diverse ethnicities to create a genome database for India.
In early 2016, the Indian government announced that it would start strategic disinvestment of central public sector enterprises (CPSEs).
Technonationalists, whatever their nationality, take a strategic view of industry and technology. They view it as fundamental to national security and economic competitiveness and take on faith that economic policies must have strategic underpinnings.
The Narendra Modi government wants to reportedly water down the provisions related to data localization proposed in the draft Personal Data Protection Bill 2018 formulated by the Justice Srikrishna Committee.
More than any other union government in the last 30 years in India, it is the BJP-led NDA government which can take a strategic approach to the economy and pursue long-term objectives.
Extending New Delhi’s network of maritime initiatives to Madagascar and Comoros would only strengthen India’s own outlined priorities and interests in the region.