Indian government second only to US on Facebook data requests in H1 2019

Payal Ganguly

Requests for Facebook data by the Indian government increased 36.81% during the first six months of 2019 over comparable period ....

14 November, 2019

Govt sets up hub to promote tech innovation, startups

Tanmay Tiwary

Union minister for IT and electronics Ravi Shankar Prasad officially inaugurated the MeitY Startup Hub (MSH) during the MeitY ....

21 October, 2019
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Swiggy to hire 3 lakh delivery executives; Centre reviews surge pricing by cab aggregators

Tanmay Tiwary

Food tech company Swiggy wants to hire more delivery executives. The government is reviewing cab aggregators’ surge pricing. ....

21 October, 2019

Zomato paid hackers Rs 70 lakh to fix bugs; Walmart plans to demerge PhonePe: Report

Tanmay Tiwary

Zomato has paid hackers about Rs 70 lakh to find and fix bugs. Global retail major Walmart wants to demerge Flipkart’s digital ....

11 October, 2019

India tops the list of govts that seek to censor online content

Supriya Roy

The Indian government has made the maximum number of content removal requests to major online platforms compared to its counterparts ....

3 October, 2019

Kris Gopalakrishnan-led panel to design governance framework for business data

Payal Ganguly

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) last week constituted a committee headed by Infosys co-founder ....

16 September, 2019
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Enterprise Tech Dispatch: Google’s acquisition route to the cloud; Blockchain alive and well?

Anirban Ghoshal

It is well documented that Google is looking to match its cloud services business with rivals such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) ....

12 September, 2019

Internet companies may get more time to remove unlawful content; Swiggy to launch digital wallet

Team TC

Social media companies might get a breather as the government considers giving platforms more time to remove unlawful content. ....

11 September, 2019

Paytm may buy stake in Yes Bank; Govt considering linking social media accounts to Aadhaar

Team TC

One97 Communications, which runs digital payments platform Paytm, is in talks to pick up stake in Yes Bank. NITI Aayog ropes in ....

10 September, 2019

LocalCircles raises data concerns of startups with govt

Payal Ganguly

As discussions on anonymising business data get underway at the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY), community ....

9 September, 2019
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Govt may ask Facebook, Google, others to sell public data of users: Report

Team TC

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) is considering issuing guidelines to make it mandatory for technology ....

9 September, 2019

Policy Wrap: No FDI cap for insurance intermediaries; Govt may go easy on monitoring online content

Payal Ganguly

The central government has removed the cap on foreign equity investment in insurance intermediaries. The ministry of electronics ....

6 September, 2019

Electronics ministry not to include ecomm data in data protection bill; Amazon India gross sales to hit $32 bn

Team TC

No ecommerce data in data protection bill. Amazon India sales to touch $32 billion in four years. MeitY against ecommerce data ....

29 August, 2019

Jio set to disrupt cloud business; US court refuses to reopen racial bias case against TCS

Team TC

A US court has refused to hold a fresh trial in the TCS discrimination case. After telecom, Jio is set to disrupt cloud business ....

27 August, 2019

MeitY reaches out to stakeholders for feedback on ecommerce biz data

Payal Ganguly

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) has reached out to a select group of stakeholders for comments ....

20 August, 2019

WhatsApp to launch payments operations in India this year

Payal Ganguly

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp will launch its unified payments interface (UPI)-backed payments product, WhatsApp Pay, ....

25 July, 2019

Indian govt prods WhatsApp again on traceability of messages

Payal Ganguly

The Indian government has reportedly asked WhatsApp to create a digital fingerprint of every message sent on the platform without ....

18 June, 2019

Policy Wrap : Aadhaar now open for eKYC, RBI’s 2021 vision document sees digital payments rise

Payal Ganguly

Fintech companies can now avail of Aadhaar-based eKYC In a circular dated May 9, the department of revenue, under the Ministry ....

17 May, 2019

AI, frontier technologies will play socio-economic role in country: Govt official

Anand J

Artificial intelligence (AI) and other frontier technologies will bridge the gap and reduce accessibility issues in the country, ....

2 May, 2019

Indian, foreign firms at odds over govt move to regulate internet content

Payal Ganguly

A clear split is forming between Indian and foreign firms over how the government should regulate content over the internet. In ....

6 February, 2019

Personal Data Protection Bill to be tabled after 2019 general elections

Payal Ganguly

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 is likely to be tabled in the June session of Parliament, after the 2019 general elections, ....

4 January, 2019