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Daily Digest Of Tech Policy News And Updates (April 23, 2021)

Bringing you quick updates on the tech space, policy making and digital rights from India and across the globe. E-commerce and the COVID-19 second wave India is now seeing record daily infections and deaths from COVID-19, as the second wave rages on, pushing infrastructure and people to the brink. Several states have imposed a night curfew in the wake of rising cases, however, e-commerce companies and deliveries remain function. Some e-commerce platforms are hiring extensively to replace demands for delivery and supply chain staff who are falling sick due to the the virus. Companies are doubling recruitment, while they also increasing testing of their staff and lobby for vaccination rollout. While BigBasket is recruiting double the number of workers it needs to meet the rise in demand. Zomato has rolled out a priority delivery feature for Covid-related emergencies, chief executive Deepinder Goyal said on Twitter. Orders can be marked as relating to a COVID-19 emergency; the company will prioritise these orders. https://twitter.com/deepigoyal/status/1384899449642684417 Read: E-commerce companies step up hiring to meet staff shortage [Economic Times] Top Stories from MediaNama Delhi High Court dismisses petitions challenging CCI order to probe WhatsApp's 2021 privacy policy Defence Ministry looking to install facial recognition-based attendance at its PSUs Bureau of Indian Standards Establishes Data Privacy Standard for Businesses Theatrical window eliminated (for now) as Radhe gets simultaneous streaming release UK neo-bank Revolut hiring in India, appoints Paroma Chatterjee as CEO #NAMA today: IT Rules and Intermediaries Watch our discussion on the IT Rules 2021 and…

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