What’s the news: In a bid to protect people’s metadata, the Invisv company introduced a new kind of phone carrier with a ‘Pretty Good Phone Privacy’ (PGPP) service on August 8, reported Wired. Founded in 2021, Invisv launched the beta version of this service for Androids that separates users from specific identifiers so the company can’t access or track customers’ metadata, location information, or mobile browsing. According to network security researchers and Invisv Founders Barath Raghavan and Paul Schmitt, the PGPP service will replace the mechanism that carriers conventionally employ to gain information about users’ movements via cell phone tower connection data. Why it matters: Protection of personal data has become a global concern in recent years. Currently, India does not have a data protection law, with the recent withdrawal of the draft Personal Data Protection Bill (PDPB) 2021 during…
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