EU approves controversial copyright directive that could change internet forever (Part 1)

source The European Union (EU) Parliament has voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, a legislation focused on updating the online EU copyright law, something that will leave an impact much beyond Europe.

The amended version of the EU copyright law Continue reading “EU approves controversial copyright directive that could change internet forever (Part 1)”

History of Data Protection Laws Part 2

Note: This is the 2nd part of the series: History of Data Protection Laws. If you haven’t read the History of Data Protection Laws Part 1, we recommend you do so before you read this post.

This post covers the remaining acts and guidelines till the end of the 20th century.

 The first part traced the evolution of Data Protection Laws from 1890 to the 1980, when OECD guidelines Continue reading “History of Data Protection Laws Part 2”

History of Data Protection Laws Part 1

It’s important to understand the context and history of data protection laws while discussing data protection laws and data privacy.

On the one hand, you have concerns over whether Google reads your Gmail messages. On the other, you have GDPR laws that appear draconian to some. Continue reading “History of Data Protection Laws Part 1”

The complexity of data protection laws (with Infographic)

The challenges that lie ahead of the data protection laws in India have again become visible as the Srikrishna Committee submitted its report. While Europe’s GDPR has been occasionally critiqued as too harsh, the Indian Union Minister for Law Ravi Shankar Prasad Continue reading “The complexity of data protection laws (with Infographic)”

Fake Twitter accounts being deleted in millions

Twitter is removing millions of fake Twitter accounts that have bloated the follower base of celebrities and wanna-be celebrities the world over.

With this, Twitter is now in the company of major digital platforms that are battling fake accounts, bot-generated reviews, purchased endorsements or puffed-up video view counts. Continue reading “Fake Twitter accounts being deleted in millions”

19 things that tell you everything you must know about IBM’s Public Debater

IBM recently pitted its Artificial Intelligence powered Public Debater against debaters. The debates generated a lot of interest and debate.

In the past one year or so, there has been a considerable debate on whether AI will rob jobs. Even as there seems Continue reading “19 things that tell you everything you must know about IBM’s Public Debater”