Cyber cops in touch with Congress after Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account is hacked
Cert is the nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents. The Congress also lodged a FIR with the cyber cell of Delhi Police.
MEITY to promote digital transactions in place of NITI Aayog
The IT ministry is responsible for promotion of e-governance for empowering citi...
Here's why WhatsApp is yet to start its payment service in India
NPCI has not replied to specific queries raised by the ministry of electroni...
Government issues notice to Facebook seeking details on data breach
Facebook has been asked to whether personal data of voters and users has been compromised by Cambridge Analytica or any other downstream entity in any manner.
WhatsApp? IT Ministry asks Payments Corp
MeitY hot off a fresh letter this week asking for details about the data storage policy of the US service & how user data will be shared with its parent company.
Google, MeitY launch initiatives to proliferate digital awareness
Under the 'Digital Payment Security alliance' initiative, banks, Fintech companies and government will work together to create awareness as users adopt digital and mobile payments.
Open data ecosystem can add $22 billion to India’s GDP by 2020
The study, however, points out underlying execution gaps of the Open Data project which have restricted its use and recommends steps which will boost data driven governance architecture.
India's digital payments infra to grow three-fold in 2017: MeitY
Sundararajan spoke at the launch of a joint report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Nielsen titled 'Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States'.
Draft eHealth standards a 'regulatory overreach', say startups and industry bodies
The contention is primarily on the fact that the Justice Srikrishna Commission, which is already considering a data privacy regulatory framework for the country, must be made operational and and if needed, DISHA can then be aligned with the same.
Odisha electronics park likely to attract Rs 1,000 crore investment
Around 10,000 skilled and semi-skilled persons will be engaged in future, said Pranab Prakash Das, Minister, Energy, & Electronics & IT.
Separate targets for institutions: Govt eyes 30 billion digital payments in FY 2018-19
MeitY has set a target of 23.7 bn transactions to be recorded by the banking sector alone. Mobile wallet companies are expected to chip in with the rest of the 6.3 bn transactions.
India ranks 2nd in govt requests for Facebook user data, spike in emergency requests in H1'19
In January-June 2019, India made 22,684 requests for user data of 33,324 users/accounts from the social media company. This was only behind the US that asked the social media giant for 50,714 user data requests of 82,461 users/accounts in the period.
US tech body opposes India's bid for data localisation
The Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, which mandates storing of critical personal user data within the territory of India, or data localization, is likely to be tabled in the winter session of Parliament. Multinational companies have previously also opposed India’s moves on data localisation, saying it will drive up costs.
Government sets up panel on fintech to make regulations more flexible
The panel headed by Economic Affairs Secretary will also suggest ways to enhance entrepreneurship in the Fintech or financial technology space where India has distinctive comparative strengths vis-à-vis other emerging economies, the finance ministry said.
M-Special Incentive Package Scheme may link sops to generation of jobs in phase II
The Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (M-SIPS), which was launched in 2012, will end in December this year and discussions are ongoing about launching a second phase.
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