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Follow this thread for live updates from @Vidhi_India's online roundtable discussion titled 'From PDP Bill, 2019 to Data Protection Bill, 2021 and Beyond’ which will begin shortly. 👇🏽

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The roundtable will feature @matthan, @VrindaBhandari, Matthias Goetz, Malvika Raghavan, Supratim Chakraborty, Professor Subhashis Banerjee, Vyom Upadhyay, and @TrisheeGoyal.

The discussion will be moderated by @Arghya_justify.

Roundtable begins with introductions of the panel.
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For vehicle data GDPR is just the beginning and stay tuned for the Data Governance Act, says German Brandenburg regional government in Q&A 1/5

#dataprivacy #dataprotection #connectedvehicles #autonomousvehicles
- Vehicle manufacturers have to observe GDPR when collecting and processing data. The customer's consent to the use of their data (e.g. on-board systems such as car apps) should always obtained when purchasing. 2/5
GDPR is a good foundation for ensuring data protection for data collected, processed and stored by modern vehicles. The legal requirements on "privacy by design" and "privacy by default" are important cornerstones to take into account when developing products. 3/5
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No Cookies for You. (Thread 1/11)
German DSK issues cookie guidance with strict requirements for cookie banners, consent and using US-based providers

#dataprivacy #dataprotection #cookieconsent
Storage and access includes: access to hardware device identifiers, advertising identification numbers, telephone numbers, SIM card serial numbers (IMSI), contacts, call lists, Bluetooth beacons or SMS communication, MAC addresses and browser fingerprinting. 2/11
You can get consent to store and access information and consent for further processing under GDPR 6(1)(a) at the same time if: you inform the users of all purposes (including of the subsequent processing), and it is clear to the user that several consents are given at once 3/11
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I can feel something inside me say
I really don't think (your legitimate interest) is strong enough now
- says @Datatilsynet to Shinigami Eyes browser extension. (Thread while you hum the Cher song in your head) 1/6

#dataprivacy #dataprotection #legitimateinterest
The data subjects’ interests, rights and freedoms precedes Shinigami Eyes’ interest in providing their marking-application 2/6
The individuals had no knowledge of the processing and no way to expect that their messages or behavior on certain social media pages will be processed on the extension or communicated to all who download it 3/6
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Law Minister moves motion to introduce Election Laws Amendment Bill 2021 in #LokSabha amid protests.

Then Manish Tewari is called to speak on his motion to oppose introduction, he says that it is beyond Parliament's legislative competence, will be detrimental to democracy.
Adhir Ranjan choudhary opposes introduction of Bill
- demands its been sent to Standing Committee
- will lead to mass disenfranchisement
- is legally not sound
- refers to Puttaswamy judgment
- data security concerns, we still dont have #dataprotection law

Manish Tewari opposes introduction of Bill:
- #Aadhaar act doesn't allow Aadhaar & Voter ID linking
- voting is a legal right
- #Aadhaar can be used only for welfare services
- beyond legislative competency of voters

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India's joint parliamentary committee on the Data Protection Bill, 2021 has tabled its report in Parliament.

We've uploaded the report here:…

MediaNama is publishing summaries of the JPC report on India's Privacy / #dataprotectionbill2021 today. Here goes:

2. On data localisation and cross border data transfers:…
3. On how data of children must be handled as per the JPC report on India's Data Protection Bill 2021…
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It is likely that the JPC's report on the #PDPB will finally be tabled in the ongoing #WinterSession of India's Parliament❗️

At IFF, we’ve been keeping a watchful eye on #privacy in India. Let's #StartFromScratch: Why do we even need a data law?👇🏽 1/6…
What is a:
➡️ Data principal
➡️ Data fiduciary
➡️ Data processor

What is the difference between:
➡️ Personal Data
➡️ Sensitive Personal Data
➡️ Critical Personal Data

What is a 'Data Protection Authority'? What are your rights? #StartFromScratch 2/6…
What are the key issues with India's #PersonalDataProtectionBill? Let's #StartFromScratch with a few:

➡️ Users' rights diluted
➡️ Inadequate checks re: surveillance
➡️ Processing data without consent
➡️ Govt. access to non-personal data

...and more! 3/6…
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Just out: a 3-parts series with @JannesvanRoermu on #Covidpass #Covidcertificate We’ve been digging deeper in its links to #FunctionCreep and E-id. Bonus material: @RecheckHealth received a leak on what happens with our data when tested/jabbed #CovidGesetzNein #CovidGesetzJa (1/)
What distinguishes #FunctionCreep from innovation: it involves a qualitative change in functionality. One of the possible function creeps for #Covidpass #Covidcertificate coincides with the agenda of powerful interest groups. #privacy #dataprotection…
Meanwhile, in Switzerland @BAG_OFSP_UFSP claims #COVIDcertificate is stored only locally in the App on your smartphone: "Neither personal data nor the certificates are stored in a central system”. A leak and further research showed: it's more complicated than that #UVCI (3/)
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🧵 🪡 Focused on #privacy? Do you use a paid #VPN? According to Norton only 65% of paid VPN services don’t track their users.

#privacy #databreach #dataprivacy #dataprotection #scandals #Blockchain
What is the solution? #dVPN or Decentralized VPN can fix the negatives of using a centralized VPN like ( data collection ) How does a #dVPN do this?
All #dVPN’s built on @Sentinel_co use bandwidth provided by a global community of node hosts. This global network of nodes brings a new level of security and energy efficiency to your #dataprotection needs.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/09/2021…
Structure of a ‘promiscuous’ protein will help scientists design better drugs…

#GutProtein #MolecularStructure #DrugDevelopment #DrugAbsorption #ResearchResults
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Revealed: IFF has its hands on 4 MoUs by the Department of Agriculture with private companies (including @Cisco, @ITCCorpCom, #Ninjakart & @reliancejio) on implementing pilot projects re: 'Digital Agriculture'.

We have the details, and the analysis ⬇️ 1/8…
.@Cisco will, among other things, provide the Dept. of Agriculture with software like the 'Smart Agriculture Platform' that integrates sensor & satellite farming data into a single dashboard. ICT and IoT tech will soon become a reality in farming. 2/8…
The MoU with #NinjaKart, on the other hand, promises to use algorithm based tech, #machinelearning and image recognition to help with agricultural market creations and 'increase efficiency'.

The product: a 'AgriMarket place Platform' (AMP) 3/8…
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“Are apps listening to people's conversations to improve ad targeting?” I was contacted by leading Italian newspaper @repubblica to comment on this controversy. Find my response in this thread.
#privacy #dataprotection #spying #smartphones #listening #ads #surveillance #apps 1/n Abstract of a paper we have written on the topicA simplified overview of the threat model
*** QUESTION 1 ***
Is it possible for apps (“commercial” apps, not surveillance apps used by law enforcement) to secretly record conversations of users? 2/n
Yes, this is theoretically possible. Apps regularly obtain from us the permission to use our smartphones’ microphones. And many apps are suspected to misuse this permission for dubious purposes (e.g., to track us via “ultrasonic beacons”). 3/n
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Welcome back, George.

Now, about that "race-to-the-bottom" slashing of #data #protections...
...which, despite fine words about "maintaining high standards", is plainly the intent of @DCMS's proposed #DataProtection 'reforms':…

...which include the intent to (re)define "#ScientificResearch" 🤔🤔🤔
Of course, we understand #TIGRR's "enthusiasm for #digital", its eye on the value of "highly #profitable consumer data", and frustration with the pesky #protections and #safeguards of #UKGDPR...…
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#LegalTwitter seems... unimpressed at the appointment of the new Lord Chancellor:

And those with an appreciation of the complex moving parts are raising eyebrows at this particular 'change of horses mid-stream':

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"#Data: a new direction" - a public consultation by @DCMS on "reforms to the UK’s #DataProtection regime":…

The consultation ends on 19 Nov 2021, and you can respond by e-mail to or online here:… Image
A quick sample of initial reactions...

We're clearly going to be hearing a lot about #LegitimateInterests, as well as #commercial and #public ones. The real question being, how do this Government's interests actually align with YOURS?

140+ pages on a Friday is a lot to digest, but @lilianedwards' "penumbra of often futile determinedly populist ideas largely not evidence-based" seems entirely consistent with @DCMS's Drunkard's Walk through #data and #ID this past year...

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UK launches data reform to boost innovation, economic growth and protect the public… | @DCMS press release with link to a "wide-ranging consultation on proposed changes to the UK's data landscape"… (currently 404) | #dataprotection
Good to see this. My recommendation: the new UK #dataprotection law should include reduced record-keeping requirements for organisations with fewer than 250 employees, and also more generally encourage the ICO to take account of the specific needs of SMEs. #UKGDPR #datareform "However, the government recognises that the current re
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Video of @CommonsDCMS's pre-appointment hearing this morning with John Edwards, the Government's preferred candidate for Information Commissioner… #FOI #dataprotection

I haven't watched the whole session yet, but 🤦
#GDPR be like 🤔 Rubin's vase
Edwards on #FOI: "For some requests, I think it is legitimate to ask a requester to meet the cost of some of that administration. Otherwise, you see, there is a potential for cross-subsidisation of people who are over-using or even abusing those rights …"

Not great.
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1/210: Markus Kerber's Apollo 13

In March 2020, the German Ministry of the Interior @BMI_Bund issued a #strategypaper that weaponized fear in order to accomplish compliance with #COVID policies. The authors' emails were litigated under #FOIA request. My analysis. #MEGATHREAD ⬇️ Image
2/210: The @BMI_Bund emails have been released to the public as they were successfully sued by lawyer Niko Härting in a FOIA proceeding. They can be requested directly from @BMI_Bund/ @rki_de via @fragdenstaat. Download it here: Image
3/210: The emails originated March 19-25, 2020. They are so explosive because they map the inner discourse of the @BMI_Bund's now infamous #COVID-19 taskforce, which produced several crucial domestic policy documents. @OttoKolbl
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#Breaking: #MadrasHighCourt rules that "right to be forgotten" cannot exist in sphere of administration of justice, particularly when it comes to judgments; HC deviates from its initial, prima facie view that accused have a right to have names redacted from orders once acquitted.
Court observes that there is no law in India such as the General Data Protection Regulation for EU which includes a "right to erasure". Without such statutory backing, Court cannot issue any directions on the "right to be forgotten", Court holds.

"There must be a proper policy formulated ... failing which, such an exercise will lead to utter confusion. This Court must take judicial notice of the fact that the criminal justice system that is prevalent in this country is far from satisfactory."

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What can companies learn about you by analyzing how you hold and move your mobile devices (e.g., smartphone/-watch)? In this thread, I summarize our study on the astounding privacy implications of accelerometer sensors #privacy #dataprotection #machinelearning #AI #IoT 1/n
Link to paper (open access):…. In it, we provide a structured overview of personal information that can be inferred from accelerometer data by using machine learning techniques. 2/n
While this may sound like a topic for tech nerds, the paper is digestible for laypeople and relevant for anyone curious about the information we unknowingly reveal to companies through embedded sensors. 3/n
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There's a growing drumbeat (in Washington) that China's new #privacy laws give Chinese citizens' greater protections than in the US -- and that's good enough reason for DC to pursue federal #dataprotection laws.

Let's unpack why that argument doesn't make sense.

<<cue thread>>
So it's true that Beijing is rolling out a comprehensive national #privacy standard that, in its very basic levels, is based on Europe's General Data Protection Regulation. You can read a translation here…
It hits all the needs-to-have: greater consent for how data is used, checked. data breach notification requirements, check. potential hefty fines for wrongdoing, check.

Again, at a basic level, it does look like the GDPR.

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What has IFF been up to in the last month?

Here's a transparent thread on the RTI requests and appeals we filed with governmental authorities to protect your free speech, privacy, internet accessibility, and other constitutional rights in June 2021!
We filed 21 RTI requests, 2 first appeals & 1 second appeal electronically, on various matters pertaining to the digital divide in the vaccination policy, privacy invasion through facial recognition, MoUs to digitalise agriculture in India, and takedowns on social media.
With @PanopticIndia, we enquired about facial recognition technology, from @NHAI_Official and @AyushmanNHA on GPS imaging at tolls and Aadhaar-based facial recognition for #CovidVaccine. We also filed a first appeal with @BARC_INDIA challenging their vague response on FRT.
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What are privacy enhancing technologies (PETs), how are they used, and who uses them? Fintech Policy Advisor Kaitlin Asrow shares her thoughts about these emerging technologies and why they matter:

#Fintech #DataProtection #DataSecurity #Cybersecurity
"It's important to note that these systems, processes, and techniques do not ensure privacy
or compliance on their own. PETs are a tool that can be used in tandem with governance and operation systems."

#Fintech #DataProtection #DataSecurity #Cybersecurity
“Examples of PETs used directly by people include privacy-protected browsers or even privacy screen shields.”

#Fintech #DataProtection #DataSecurity #Cybersecurity
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