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TLDR: India’s restrictions on Chinese phones, net shutdowns, Twitter India, 5G spectrum for tech, personal data in EU, more

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India considers restrictions of sale of under-$150 Chinese phones In another adverse move against Chinese mobile makers after raids by the Enforcement Directorate, the government is mulling restrictions on Chinese smartphones under $150 (or Rs. 12,000) in a bid to help ‘domestic’ manufacturers. Phones by Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi, etc. have a strong grip on this segment in India.  [Read more] On tiff with MeitY, Twitter’s India business “at risk”, says Elon Musk Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who first bid and then backed out of buying the microblogging site Twitter, has said in a Delaware, U.S. court that the platform’s India business is “at risk” due to its legal wrangles with the government over content and platform regulation. Twitter has responded to the same. [Read more] Report on the impact of Indian internet shutdowns on human rights activists The American Bar Association has released a report that terms internet shutdowns in India as a “tool… to silence dissent and limit […] freedom of the press”. Similarly,  SurfShark in its latest internet shutdown insights places India as the “number one offender” in this regard. Both sources have cited Jammu and Kashmir as a specific example. EU Top Court’s ruling on ‘inferable’ sensitive information from non-personal data The Court of Justice of the EU ruled that publishing the name of a spouse can reveal sexual orientation and is therefore, sensitive data covered under Article 9 of the EU’s GDPR. The ruling will probably have implications across online advertising, dating apps, location tracking, and…

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