Those concerned about the security of India's Aadhaar biometric ID are pleased that the Supreme Court has ruled that linking Aadhaar numbers to bank accounts, payment cards and mobile phones cannot be mandatory until security issues are adequately addressed.
With the general election approaching this spring to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha, cybersecurity leaders say India must be prepared to thwart foreign cyberthreats and protect electronic voting machines against hacking by using appropriate security measures.
Although CERT-In says the hacking of Indian websites declined dramatically this year, based on reports it has received, some security experts argue that many hacking and other cybercrime incidents are never reported.
The Virtual ID system that can be used in lieu of Aadhaar number for identity verification is now operational across banks and enterprises. However, UIDAI has extended its migration deadline to Aug. 31 to enable all organizations to be ready. Experts weigh in on the enterprise readiness for Virtual Aadhaar.
The Unique Identification Authority of India has taken the next step toward adding an extra layer of security to protect Aadhaar data, a move that some security leaders are welcoming in light of recent Aadhaar-related data leaks.
MeitY has issued draft rules to develop a security framework for prepaid payment instruments following the government's drive toward cashless transaction. Security leaders offer suggestions on the essential security controls.
The Government of India is yet to appoint a Cyber Appellate Tribunal chair - but powers and functions have been prescribed. Meanwhile, cases pile up, and critics wonder when this vital role will be filled.
The Government of India will restore an amended version of the IT Act's section 66A, which the Supreme Court struck down in March. Cyber law experts welcome the move, suggesting new provisions for consideration.
After a three-year gap, the government of India seeks to fill the post of chairperson for the Cyber Appellate Tribunal. Cyberlaw groups believe the increase in cyberfraud and pending verdicts triggered the move.
After years of debate, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation has finally passed. What impact - if any - will the GDPR have on business and future legislation in India? Security experts weigh in on this debate.