Tag: data privacy

The State Versus the People: Who Controls the Internet?

The State Versus the People: Who Controls the Internet?

India’s government and Twitter have been fighting a legal battle over compliance with domestic laws. In June 2020, the tech giant failed to make key local appointments required under India’s new information technology rules. Twitter has more than 22 million users in India and was recently...

The Veiled Face of Data Colonialism Exposed

The Veiled Face of Data Colonialism Exposed

Ulises Ali Mejias, co-author of “The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism,” has penned an article in which he draws our attention to a seemingly invisible fact when he claims that “there is a new form of colonialism emerging in the world:...

Will Europe’s GDPR Rules Launch a New Era of Data Protection?

Will Europe’s GDPR Rules Launch a New Era of Data Protection?

Companies are likely to extend their compliance with the European Union’s new GDPR rules globally. But along with new protections come gray areas about implementation. The European Union’s new rules on data protection and privacy — called the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR —...

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