The Chinese government’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced its 3-year action plan for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 2017. Over the past year since the announcement, experts have come to realize the plan is ambitious to the point of being scary. The proposals set in the MIIT 3-year plan
How much of government surveillance is too much surveillance is a question that has been troubling people since a long time. But before we analyze that, let’s look at surveillance definition in Wikipedia: “…surveillance is the monitoring of behavior, activities, or other changing information for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting people.” In […]
Google has announced it will begin charging smartphone manufacturers a license fee to install Play Store and a number of apps like YouTube, Google Maps and Gmail for all smartphones and tablets meant for sale in the European Union (EU).
European Union authorities have started checking whether the American online retail giant Amazon.com is using its merchants’ data to eliminate competition and gain an unfair advantage. Questionnaires are being sent out to Amazon merchants to collect more information. Bloomberg reported the European Union Competition Commissioner Ms Margrethe Vestager
Since the European Union (EU) Parliament has voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, analysts have been discussing the impact of Article 11 and Article 13. As discussed in our earlier post on EU copyright law a commentary, Article 3 is also important because it recommends
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
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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 […]
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.
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