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Facebook agrees to remove multiple targeting options for housing, employment, and credit card ads in the US

Facebook will now remove ad targeting via age, gender and zip code for housing, employment, and credit card ads (HEC ads) as part of its settlement with American civil rights groups. ‘Multicultural affinity’ targeting and any other targeting option relating to protected groups will be... ...
Tags: News, ACLU, Advertising, Facebook, Facebook messenger, Instagram, Internet, Messenger, Mobile, Regulation, Social Media, Targeted Ads


Updated: Ola’s Karnataka aggregator license reinstated after being cancelled for running bike taxis in Bangalore

Update, 25 March: 12:45 PM: Ola’s official statement to MediaNama: “We are glad that the issue stands resolved and we regret any inconvenience caused to our driver-partners and passengers since Friday. We look forward to continue working with the State, to help address the challenges of... ...
Tags: News, Bike taxis, Government, Internet, Karnataka, Karnataka Government, Ola, Online Cab booking, Policy, Regulation


Ola’s Karnataka aggregator license cancelled for running bike taxis in Bangalore

The State Transport Department of Karnataka has cancelled Ola’s aggregator license for 6 months, for plying bike taxis under the same license, TheNewsMinute reported. (hat tip: Sharath Kalagaru)  Tanveer Pasha, President of Ola, Taxiforsure and Uber drivers and Owners Association, told MediaNama... ...
Tags: News, Bike taxis, Government, Internet, Karnataka, Karnataka Government, Ola, Online Cab booking, Policy, Regulation


“It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Australian PM calls for global tech scrutiny

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on social media after the New Zealand mosque shooting was live-streamed on Facebook last week. “It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Morrison wrote in a letter to Japan’s prime... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Japan, Technology, News, Internet, Australia, Youtube, Social Media, Regulation, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit


Election Commission urges “voluntary restraint”; asks FB, Twitter, Google, ShareChat, TikTok and BigoTV to lay down code of ethics for elections

Social media platforms Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, Google, ShareChat, TikTok and BigoTV and the IAMAI will lay down a code of ethics for election-related operational details by today evening. In a meeting, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora “exhorted the Social Media Organizations, who... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Elections, News, Internet, Government, India, Social Media, Regulation, Eci, Misinformation, Election Commission, Fake News


Updated: Swiggy, Zomato to respond to Uttarakhand’s food dept for serving meat in Haridwar’s restricted areas; our take

20 March: Swiggy and Zomato’s statements to MediaNama said: “At Swiggy we have deep regard for the city we operate in and complete respect for the sentiments of its people. We deeply regret the lapse in delivering non-veg food in the restricted area. We addressed this immediately and... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Government, Regulation, Zomato, Online Food Ordering, Swiggy, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, Medianama, Online Food Delivery, Swiggy Zomato


Xiaomi launches Mi Pay as a UPI app on Indian Xiaomi smartphones

Xiaomi has launched Mi Pay, its UPI payment app, for Xiaomi smartphone users in India. MIUI users can install Mi Pay from the Mi Store. Users can login with their Mi account or use another account. With Mi Pay, users can also pay utility bills (water, electricity, gas, phone recharges) across 120... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, India, Policy, Regulation, Xiaomi, UPI, RBI, Digital Payments, Data Localisation


Swiggy, Zomato to respond to Uttarakhand’s food dept for serving meat in Haridwar’s restricted areas; our take

Swiggy and Zomato have been served with notices from the Uttarakhand Food Department’s Food Safety section for delivering meat/non-vegetarian food in some parts of the city where it is restricted, reports the Times of India. According to the report, these notices were served following unspecified... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Government, Regulation, Zomato, Online Food Ordering, Swiggy, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, Online Food Delivery, Swiggy Zomato, Uttarakhand Food Department 's Food Safety, Times of India According


Apple addresses Spotify’s claims, but not its demands

Two days after Spotify announced that it had filed a suit against Apple with the European Commission over anticompetitive practices, Apple today issued its own response of sorts. In a lengthy statement on its site called “Addressing Spotify’s Claims”, Apple walks through and dismantles some of the key parts of Spotify’s accusations about how the App Store works, covering app store approval times, Spotify’s actual cut on subscription revenues, and Spotify’s rise as a result of its presence ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Apps, Spotify, Europe, Media, Government, Tech, Competition, Regulation, European Commission, Antitrust, App Store, Apple Music, US Copyright Royalty Board


Times Internet’s lifestyle websites are offline in Europe due to GDPR non-compliance

Times Internet’s Lifestyle division websites – Indiatimes.com, MensXP, iDiva, WhatsHot – are currently unavailable in Europe. It is unclear since when the websites have been down. We have reached out to Times Internet about this and will update this when we hear from them. The... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Europe, News, Internet, Regulation, Content, Times Internet, Gdpr, iDiva, Indiatimes.com, Mensxp


Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ Bulk Data sharing policy allows it to sell Drivers License and Vehicle registration data

The Ministry of Road Transport (MoRTH) and Highways has released a Bulk Data Sharing Policy & Procedure in which it states who can buy bulk vehicle data of Registration Certificates (RCs) and Driving Licenses (DLs), what it can do with it and how much the data will cost. MoRTH says that it... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Internet, Government, Data, Policy, Regulation, Transport, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Road Transport MoRTH


NAMA Digest: Developments at Oyo, Twitter, Amazon, YouTube, Facebook and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem. Developments in the digital ecosystem Oyo will pump in $200 million in its India and South Asia business to focus on expansion and customer experience, the company said in a statement. It has... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, News, Internet, Youtube, Investments, India, Amazon Prime, Policy, Regulation, Britain, South Asia, Quikr


Foreign investors oppose SEBI’s KYC norms, cite violation of other countries’ laws

Overseas fund managers such as Templeton, Fidelity, and Blackrock have opposed SEBI’s proposal to create a central database of personal information of all beneficial owners (BOs) of offshore funds, reports the Economic Times. The firms have said that the proposed database would violate laws... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Markets, Regulation, Personal Data, Data Protection, Blackrock, Economic Times, SEBI, KYC, KYC norms, Templeton Fidelity


India’s ecommerce policy is inconsistent and vague, stifles innovation – Nikhil Sud

By Nikhil Sud, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Albright Stonebridge Group India’s draft e-commerce policy, dated February 23, imposes various obligations including in connection with data. In several ways – five of which are discussed below – the policy’s data obligations risk discouraging... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, Internet, India, Data, Policy, Regulation, Data Protection, MeitY, Data Localisation, Nikhil Sud


NAMA Digest: Developments at Zoho, Netflix, Facebook, OLX and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem. Developments in the digital ecosystem NPCI has issued 64 million RuPay global cards on the Discover Network, reports the Economic Times. The cards are accepted by 41 million merchants across... ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Smart City, News, Government, India, Policy, Netflix, Regulation, Airbnb, Flipkart, Paytm


Instagram founders say losing autonomy at Facebook meant “winning”

Rather than be sore about losing independence within Facebook, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told me it was an inevitable sign of his app’s triumph. Today at South By South West, Systrom and fellow co-founder Mike Krieger sat down for their first on-stage talk together since leaving Facebook in September. They discussed their super hero origin stories, authenticity on social media, looming regulation for big tech, and how they’re exploring what they’ll do next. Krieger grew up hitting...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Snapchat, Palo Alto, Policy, Regulation, Aol, Bravo


Gujarat bans PUBG in 5 districts citing violent behaviour among kids: reports

Multiple areas in Gujarat have now banned mobile games PUBG and Momo following notifications from the state home ministry, according to multiple reports. The ban was first issued placed in Rajkot following an order by Rajkot Police Commissioner on March 8, per Times of India, and will be... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Gaming, Games, News, Internet, Government, India, Regulation, Child protection, Applications, Gujarat, Blocking, Times of India, Momo, Online Gaming


CAIT wants to bundle cab and delivery cos into the commerce policy

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has asked that online cab companies Ola and Uber be brought under the ecommerce policy, reports Money Control. The CAIT confirmed to MediaNama that it had raised this issue in the meeting with DPIIT. Last week, prior to the previous deadline for... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Policy, Regulation, DIPP, Cait, Medianama, Confederation of All India Traders CAIT, DPIIT, Ola and Uber


Ecommerce policy: DPIIT extends the comments deadline to 29 March

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has extended the deadline for sending comments on India’s ecommerce policy to 29 March 2019, as opposed to the previous deadline of 9 March, it said in a notification. Stakeholders and the public can send comments to... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Government, India, Policy, Regulation, DIPP, DPIIT


Uber pays $2.6M to settle historical charges it violated Dutch taxi laws

Another fine for Uber’s historical playbook: The ride-hailing giant has agreed to pay around $2.6 million (€2.3M) to settle charges in the Netherlands related to violations of local taxi law, dating back to when it was operating a peer-to-peer ride-hailing service in contravention of local transport laws. Uber offered its UberPop service in the Netherlands between July 2014 and November 2015, when it pulled the plug — saying the service “had become a blog to regulatory progress”. Which is a l...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Europe, Lawsuit, Tech, Regulation, Netherlands, Transport, UberPOP, Ride Hailing, Uber BV, Uber International BV Uber Netherlands BV Uber BV, Rasier Operations BV, DPPS, UberPop Uber


NAMA Digest: Developments at Spotify, RCom, Google, Paytm and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem. Developments in the digital ecosystem Spotify has 1 million users in India across both free and premium within a week of its launch, reports Business Standard. SnapChat is beta-testing a... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Elections, News, Internet, France, India, BJP, Walmart, Snapchat, Netflix, Regulation


IT Parliamentary panel asks Facebook to do more to fight misinformation

The Indian parliamentary committee on IT has asked Facebook to do more to curb fake news on its platform ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, reports Reuters. The committee told Facebook that it wasn’t doing enough to curb misinformation, and questioned the steps it has taken to do this so... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Facebook, Elections, News, Internet, Government, Social Media, Whatsapp, Policy, Regulation, Reuters, Fake News, MeitY, Lok Sabha Elections 2019


SC asks the Centre to come up with a Cryptocurrency Policy in four weeks

We missed this earlier. On Monday last week, the Supreme Court has passed an order presenting the Central Government with a “last opportunity” to come out with regulation of cryptocurrency policy in India. After these 4 weeks, the SC will take a decision on the RBI’s... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, Internet, Government, India, Policy, Regulation, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Sc, Digital Payments, Bitcon


White House to Automakers: Choose a Side in the Great Gas War

The Trump administration has long been at odds with California and a coalition of supportive states that hope to block the rollback of Obama-era fueling regulations the current Environmental Protection Agency deems “unsustainable.” The EPA also says it’s inconsistent with consumer behavior. But automakers have behaved somewhat erratically on the matter, forcing the president to […] The post White House to Automakers: Choose a Side in the Great Gas War appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Obama, California, White House, Regulation, Gas, Autos, Automotive Industry, Epa, Donald Trump, Environmental Protection Agency, Emissions, Cafe, Fuel Economy, Trump, Carb, California Air Resources Board


Nasscom and CII request an extension for the Ecommerce Policy: report

The Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) may extend the deadline for receiving comments on the draft National E-commerce Policy from March 9 to March 31, after industry associations such as Nasscom and the Confederation of Indian Industry sought the extension, reports... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Ecommerce, News, Internet, Government, Policy, Regulation, CII, Confederation of Indian Industry, NASSCOM


PIL in Karnataka HC seeks to regulate streaming platforms under Cinematograph Act

The Karnataka High Court has issued notice in a petition seeking that video streaming platforms Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, YouTube and AltBalaji, be brought under the Cinematograph Act and obtain certificates from the Censor Board before streaming content. The petition, available on and... ...
Tags: Travel, Video, News, Youtube, Government, Policy, Netflix, Regulation, Streaming, Karnataka, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix Amazon, Central Board of Film Certification, Karnataka High Court, Hotstar, Censor Board


Harmful content: Facebook and Google may face a sanctions regime in the UK

American tech giants Facebook and Google may soon face mammoth penalties in the UK if they fail to control the spread of fake news, hate speech, and other kinds of harmful content, according to an upcoming policy paper, reports Business Insider. The paper focuses on internet safety, and calls for... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Mobile, Facebook, UK, News, Privacy, Internet, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Content, Platforms, Gdpr, Content Moderation


NAMA Digest: Developments at Reliance, Grofers, Ola, Flipkart and more

A quick roundup of the developments in the Indian and international digital, tech and business ecosystem. Funding Digital risk management and cybersecurity platform CloudSEK has raised Rs 3.5 crore from IDFC Parampara, per a company statement. Grofers has raised $60 million from Softbank Vision... ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Facebook, News, Privacy, Internet, Investments, Government, Walmart, Whatsapp, Policy, Regulation, Content, Flipkart, Ola


TikTok fined $5.7M by the US FTC for violating kids’ privacy

Video content app TikTok has been penalized $5.7 million by the US Federal Trades Commission for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), after complaints that it illegally collected personal information of children below 13 years without parental consent. The complaint... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Video, News, Internet, China, US, Social Media, Policy, Regulation, Streaming, Content, Ftc, Musical.ly, Bytedance, Tiktok


India’s Draft Ecommerce Policy is really a Digital Economy Policy, impacts the whole ecosystem

Over the weekend, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade released India’s Draft Ecommerce Policy (pdf). The DPIIT has invited comments from stakeholders and the public, which can be sent to [email protected] till 9 March 2019. At this point, it is unclear if the... ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, News, Privacy, Government, India, Data, Policy, Regulation, Data Protection, Piracy, Safe Harbor, DIPP, Data Localisation