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Akshay Naik 14 January 2023
Elizabeth Dias is a 54-year-old widow, a mother of two sons and earns a living by cleaning flats and office premises for a meagre Rs6,000 per month.   She's the prime earner in their family. Her husband Anthony, was a daily wage earner who climbed coconut trees for a living and had...

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The government has increased ethanol blending in petrol from 1.53 per cent in 2013-14 to 10.17 per cent in 2022 and advanced its target to achieve 20 per cent ethanol blending in petrol from 2030 to 2025-26, Petroleum Minister Hardeep Puri said on Tuesday.   He said that India has...

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Jamtara, the city in Jharkhand that is known as the phishing capital of India, has extended its boundaries.   The maximum cyber crime cases are now being reported from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, apart from Bharatpur in Rajasthan and Mewat in Haryana.   In the past few months,...

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Ashit Kumar Srivastava  and   Siddharth Chaturvedi (The Leaflet) 01 December 2022
What is the significance of the recently published Digital Personal Data Protection Bill?   When then Justice Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud had remarked in his judgment in the Supreme Court’s landmark right to privacy case in 2017 that “it would be appropriate to leave the matter for expert...

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IANS 16 November 2022
The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday stayed the observation of the Bombay High Court's (HC's) Nagpur bench that those who feed stray dogs must adopt them or put them up in dog shelter homes and also bear expenses for their maintenance.   A bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and JK...

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Tushar Kohli (The Leaflet) 02 November 2022
An accused cannot be forced to reveal the password of his electronic devices after they are seized by an investigative agency, held a Special CBI Court in Delhi. The judge, Naresh Kumar Laka, stated that compelling an accused to do so goes against the protection from self-incrimination under...

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More than one-third of children between age 8 and 17 are using various social media platforms after signing up with fake dates of birth and these platforms are unable to stop this practice, the UK's media watchdog Ofcom said on Tuesday.   The children are increasingly living their...

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IANS 29 September 2022
Cyber-security researchers on Wednesday revealed that hackers have compromised the swachh.city platform, an initiative of the swachh bharat mission in association with the ministry of housing and urban Affairs, that could put 'critical information' of nearly 16mn (million) users at...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 August 2022
Dr Prashant Mishra, a cardiac surgeon, who raised the alert on possible fraud in fundraising campaigns for medical treatment, has alleged a likely nexus between hospitals and fundraising platforms. In a series of tweets, he says that employees of crowdfunding platforms suggest hospitals to...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 26 August 2022
During the COVID pandemic, especially the second wave, we found many people benefited from crowdfunding. The money contributed by several people helped needy patients receive in-time treatment and, in some cases, helped the families of the deceased to bring their lives back on track....

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V Venkatesan  and   Gursimran Kaur Bakshi (The Leaflet) 25 August 2022
Five years have gone by since privacy was declared an indispensable right of personal freedom and liberty by the Supreme Court.  The Leaflet chronicles the trials and tribulations of this right since then. — Exactly five years ago, on this date, the right to privacy was recognised as...

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Uttam Kumar Verma (The Leaflet) 25 July 2022
The government, by pushing towards privatisation and disinvestments of public sector assets, does not aid public prosperity, especially that of people with disabilities. ——   THE Narendra Modi-led Union Government professes the credo of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’,...

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Sidra Javed (The Leaflet) 12 May 2022
While some directions seem like the need of the hour (such as mandatorily reporting data breaches) and definitively aim at ensuring cyber security, others (such as collecting and storing personal data by VPN providers) fall short of this aim.   THE directions issued on April 28 by the...

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Priyanshi Bhageria (The Leaflet) 09 May 2022
Mandating all service providers, intermediaries, data centres, body corporates and government organisations to enable server logs of all their ICT systems, and maintain the same for a period of 180 days within the Indian jurisdiction, is being seen as yet another attempt at State...

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Moneylife Digital Team 05 May 2022
India is facing the worst power outages in more than six years amid heatwaves and soaring high temperatures across states and Union Territories (UTs). Two in three households in India confirmed facing power outages amidst heatwave and high temperatures in a survey conducted by...

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The Supreme Court observed on Tuesday that a Hindu father or any other managing member of a Hindu undivided family (HUF) has the power to make a gift of ancestral property only for a 'pious purpose' and what is understood by the term 'pious purpose' is a gift for charitable or religious...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 March 2022
In a significant judgement that will ease the pains of many senior citizens, the Bombay High Court (HC) has ruled that a son cannot claim any right of share in his parent's flat while they are alive.    In an order passed last week, the bench of justice Gautam Patel and justice Madhav...

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Parul Anand  and   Samiksha Lohia (The Leaflet) 25 January 2022
The Data Protection Authority as provided for in the Draft Data Protection Bill, 2021 veers towards State interests, and there are notable ambiguities in its working as prescribed in the Bill. These issues must be urgently addressed, write SAMIKSHA LOHIA and PARUL ANAND.   On 16...

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Moneylife Digital Team 24 November 2021
India is at the second spot when it comes to requesting content removal from social media platforms. Russia tops the list of the top-10 countries, with 179,013 content removals requested. However, India accounts for 24% of requests Facebook has received from across the globe when it comes to...

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IANS 11 November 2021
Apple is launching a new digital legacy programme where its users can choose up to five people who can access the iCloud data after their demise.   The Digital Legacy programme is arriving in the latest iOS 15.2 update where you can designate up to five people as 'Legacy Contacts' on...

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