Airtel

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Users Express Anger On Twitter Against Airtel's Privacy Policy

Users have expressed outrage against Airtel after it surfaced that the company can allegedly collect sensitive personal data and information (SPDI) and share it with other parties. Reportedly, the company's privacy policy allows it to collected data and share that with third parties - in and outside India - for services. Meanwhile, Airtel, while addressing the users' concerns, confirmed to revaluate the policy and "make necessary amends".

Sat, 17 Oct 2020 - 05:59 PM / by Ujjwal Panchariya

Tags: Airtel, Data Privacy, Personal Data, Twitter Outrage

Courtesy: NDTV

TikTok App

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France: TikTok Faces Investigation by a Data Privacy Watchdog

France's privacy watchdog CNIL has initiated a probe against TikTok, a Chinese short-form video-sharing app. According to a CNIL spokesperson, the watchdog started investigation after a complaint about TikTok was received in May. However, he refused to dwell into the details of the complaint. TikTok said that it was aware of the probe, and was cooperating completely. TikTok is facing similar investigations already in the US, EU, and the… read-more

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 - 05:41 PM / by D. RamaKrishnan

Tags: TikTok, investigation, Data Privacy, Chinese Apps

Courtesy: NDTV

Zoom COO

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Zoom COO Says India is Important; Ensures Geofencing Around China

Video-communication site Zoom is under scrutiny with a handful of countries, mainly India, as Zoom is haunted by its connection with China. In a talk with ET Prime, COO Aparna Bawa addresses security concerns, ensured geofence around China, and pointed out that paid users could choose from Zoom's 17 data centres worldwide. She says India is an "incredibly important market."

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 - 03:46 PM / by D. RamaKrishnan

Tags: Zoom, Video Conferencing, China, Data Privacy

Courtesy: Economic Times

Facebook User Data

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User Data Policies that are Easier to Read: Facebook

As Governments around the world are tightening the data privacy policy, Facebook is making calls for a clearer user policy that isn't complex to read. Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan, says that it should be as simple as reading movie ratings. Though numerous changes were made, the policy documents are a long way from making users read and understand them.

Fri, 17 Jul 2020 - 05:54 PM / by D. RamaKrishnan

Tags: Data Privacy, Facebook, Privacy, Data Policies

Courtesy: The Indian Express