Monthly Archives: August 2013

Promoting E Banking-Role of RBI

RBI in its recent annual report, has lamented that 90% of payments are estimated to be collected through Cash/Cheque despite its efforts to promote E Banking. (See this report in Business Line). RBI has stated that more than 3080 crore … Continue reading

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Mumbai High Court on Section 66A

The Mumbai High Court has in a judgement opined that Section 66A can be applied even in the case of Websites. According to this report in TOI, the High Court held “Creating a website that may contain false or offensive … Continue reading

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HIPAA-US$1.2 m damage for not sanitizing photocopier hard disk

A HITECH Act violation by a health plan in New York resulted in a potential data breach of 344,579 individuals has resulted in the HHS imposition of penalty of Rs $1,215,780 as a settlement. The breach occurred when the Plan … Continue reading

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Indian Company causes HIPAA breach

An Indian contractor of a medical transcription company (M2ComSys) is said to have caused a breach of ¬†PHI belonging to 32000 patients of US based Cogent healthcare leading to data breach notification by the US company. It is stated that … Continue reading

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Cyber Crimes Increase all over India..except Karnataka

In a reply given in Loksabha, the MOS for Communications and IT Mr Milind Deora submitted that Cyber Crimes in India are on the increase. According to the minister, 16035 instances of attacks of various kinds were reported only on … Continue reading

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ISI Penetrates BSNL?

This report in Mint suggests an intelligence report that ISI might have planted a trojan in the BSNL network to enable it spy on the database. It is interesting to note the social engineering methods used by ISI to get … Continue reading

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