Digitisation key to IT industry growth: Nasscom

Digital opportunities and skills will pave the future of the IT-BPM industry in India, National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) said on Wednesday. Global economic uncertainties are leading to a cautionary outlook among CEOs, but they expect digitisation initiatives to continue with the same momentum, Nasscom said in a release. “Digitalisation initiatives are […]

Google, Facebook may be slapped with new tax in New Zealand

New Zealand’s government announced plans on Monday for a new tax targeting online giants like Google and Facebook that earn plenty of money in the country but pay little tax. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said there’s a gap that needs to be closed. “Our current tax system is not fair in the way that it […]

Facebook ‘digital gangsters’ violated privacy laws: UK MPs

A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook “digital gangsters” that knowingly violated data privacy and competition laws. Lawmakers’ 18-month investigation into disinformation and “fake news” also accused Facebook of failing to faithfully fight Russia’s alleged attempts to influence elections. Cultural select committee chair Damian Collins said Facebook “deliberately sought to frustrate our work […]

India to use artificial intelligence for good governance: Suresh Prabhu

The government will use artificial intelligence (AI) for good governance but protect the privacy of citizens, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu said on Monday. Proper regulations and corrective action will be taken to protect citizen’s privacy and ownership of data, he said adding that India is transporting more data than the United […]

Cannot disclose data on phone tapping permissions: MHA

The number of permissions given to central agencies for phone tapping cannot be disclosed as it would prejudicially affect interests of the state, might endanger a person or impede the process of investigation, the Home Ministry said in response to an RTI query. The applicant had sought to know the number of sanctions issued by […]