BSA, the software alliance, told Business Insider that global tech giants like Apple, AWS, Microsoft, Intel and Adobe want there to be another round of discussions before India’s Personal Data Protection Bill is brought to parliament.
Why you should care:
The Personal Data Protection Bill determines where you data will be stored, how it will be used and what options you have in case your data is misused. The point of the regulation is to ensure that everyone in India has the basic right to privacy and how data is defined by the policy will determine exactly what kind of data falls into the category of ‘personal data’.
WhatsApp plans to sue companies and individuals undermining the platform’s regulations from December 7. Last month, it was reported that digital marketers and companies can still send bulk messages on WhatsApp using clone apps and automated delivery software that costs as little as ₹1,000.
The Facebook-owned messaging service issues a cease and desist to entities reportedly using the software but any misuse is caught after December 7, not only will the concerned account be banned, but companies will be sued by the messaging platform.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is using AWS Educate to teach college kids how to write ‘smart codes’ and newest university to enlist their services is IIT Kharagpur. The program is also being implemented by the state government of Andhra Pradesh to skill 60,000 students across the state’s 300 engineering colleges by 2020.
AWS claims that enlisting in AWS Educate isn’t just about getting a certification. The program tries to focus on learning pathways where coders are focus of the outcome, which is important if they’re looking to become data scientists.
The company also claims that cloud driven ‘smart’ algorithms are only going to become more important as consumer experiences expand across all sectors from retail and banking to transportation and health.
Intel modems, the business that failed in Germany, might be picked up by Apple. The chip-maker has is considering selling its modem business in bits and pieces. And Apple, wants the strongest part — the 5G modems for phones.
Any deal that happens between Apple and Intel will send engineers from the former company to the latter. And meanwhile, Apple’s already poached a bunch of modem engineers from Intel already.
If Apple reduces it dependence on third party manufacturers and starts to build its own mobile modems, its future iPhones that have 5G could be relatively cheaper.
A Mary Meeker report has found that India makes up for 12% of the internet using population in the world, higher than the United State’s 8%. The report attributes the growth of data usage in India to Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio.
The report also showed how Byju, India’s unicorn startup, has tripled its revenue within a year.