Surabhi Agarwal

  • Government localises ‘critical’ & ‘sensitive’ personal data

    Government localises ‘critical’ & ‘sensitive’ personal data

    There’s no restriction on other kinds of personal information, partially taking into account the demands of global companies such as Google and Facebook, while aiming to safeguard data sovereignty. The Bill, which has not been made public yet, will be introduced in the current session of Parliament on “priority”.

    Government may spare Google from its phishing probe

    Government may spare Google from its phishing probe

    The government is nevertheless planning to issue a notice to Google asking why it had not informed the authorities about the attack. It will also seek details of the cyber attack and its impact on Indian users. Phishing is defined as a fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as user names, passwords by masquerading as a trustworthy entity.

    Top 5 IT firms’ hiring jumps 18% in first half

    Top 5 IT firms’ hiring jumps 18% in first half

    The five software services providers hired over 64,332 employees in the six months to September, compared to 54,642 people in the same period last year, according to an ET analysis of employee hiring at these companies. The digital business contributes to over a third of revenue for most IT companies.

    MeitY planning strategy for national use of Blockchain

    MeitY planning strategy for national use of Blockchain

    In a response to a question in the Lok Sabha, Sanjay Dhotre, minister of state for electronics and IT (MeitY), said that "Blockchain Technology as one of the important research areas having application potential in different domains such as Governance, Banking and Finance, Cyber Security and so on."

    90% of people trust data is safe with Aadhaar: Report

    90% of people trust data is safe with Aadhaar: Report

    The study relied on insights from two national household surveys on Aadhaar, conducted between May and September 2019 and captured the experience of over 167,000 residents, which makes it the largest primary dataset on the use of Aadhaar.

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