Indian firms lagging on compliance of EU data protection rule: EY

  New Delhi:  Many Indian firms, including some of those with Rs 10,000 crore revenue, have been found to be lagging on compliance of European Union data protection rule, according to a survey conducted by advisory firm EY.   "63 percent of those who are familiar with...


First Jury in a Roundup Cancer Trial orders Monsanto to pay $289 million

  A California jury on last Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages.   The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was...


Concerns mount over Data Privacy Guidelines set by Genetic-Testing companies

  Genetic-testing companies that have decoded the DNA of millions just introduced new guidelines to protect data privacy.   But those best practices failed to address a major concern: what happens to customers’ data that is shared for research with pharmaceutical giants, academics and others, often for...