Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Peter : The Second



The Peter Principle was laid out by Canadian educational scholar, Dr. Laurence J. Peter, in his 1968 book titled " The Peter Principle "


[  source : Peter Principle 



Fast Forward 50  years



Today , I came across following blog ,




where  Peter Diamandis  writes :






But all of this is about to change. Over the next 2 to 5 years, the world around us is about to light up with layer upon layer upon layer of rich, fun, meaningful, engaging and dynamic data.



Data you can see and interact with.



This magical future ahead is called the Spatial Web and will transform every aspect of our lives, from retail and advertising, to work and education, to entertainment and social interaction.



This digitization of life means that suddenly every piece of information can become spatial, every environment can be smarter by virtue of AI, and every data point about me and my assets — both virtual and physical — can be reliably stored, secured, enhanced and monetized.



With a spatial programming language analogous to HTML, imagine building a linkable address for any physical or virtual space, granting it a format that then makes it interchangeable and interoperable with all other spaces. 





This made me send following of my blog-extracts to Peter [ peter@diamandis.com  ]  :
 


{ A }

Under Internet of Things ( IoT ) , each living human will get assigned 50,000 TRILLION , unique IP Addresses , under IP V 6.0 ( including for that packet of food we eat and that bottle of water we drink ! ) – that is  10 BILLION  IP addresses for each hair on our bodies !

  
We will be “ Watched / Measured / Imaged / Listened to / Analysed / Administered / Governed “ , every second of our lives ( - and no one will even ask for any permission ! )

  
Anyone wearing an AR / VR device ( which will be everyone ! ) , will know who we are and what we are doing , at ANY MOMENT !


The Omnipresent CLOUD will tell us , what we should NEED and what we should DESIRE and where we should TRAVEL and what we should SEE !


May be , even how long we should LIVE !
  

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{ B }


Parallel to the ”  Theory of  Thermodynamics “ , I would like to propound the
following , as far as the  “ Theory of Information “  is concerned :

      
     “  Like Entropy , content keeps growing with each and every human
     interaction , either with other humans or with his environment , and content
     can no longer remain hidden , nor can it be destroyed  “



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{ C }


Mobile phones are  V 1.0  of telecommunication

Telepathy will be  V 2.0   of Telephony
  
V 3.0  will be   Tele-Sympathy

V 4.0  will be   Tele-Empathy


[ source :



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{ D }


Everything  You   Do  ?

 Yes , it seems everything you do will get,

*    “ recorded “
  
*    “ stored “ in a universal database
  
*    “ searched / retrieved “
  
*    “ morphed “
  
*    “ sold “ ,


-  in order to manipulate you – sometimes for good and at other times , for bad
  



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{ E }


    Technology has advanced so far – and continues to accelerate even faster –
     that it is possible to treat  “ Content ( personal  / private data ) “  like an air
     molecule , which keeps travelling freely around the earth and gets inhaled a
     trillion times ( content consumption ) by a billion humans .

  
     Introduction of 5G and Li-Fi technologies  will speed up this process even
     further

  

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{ F }


Nostradamus could have said ?

  
“ In twenty hundred and twenty four
  A Sea of Waves will roar,
  Light will follow Sound :
  And , in Smell and Taste
  Earth will abound ,
  Brain will hide no more
  Your secrets gore  “


500 years later , on  07 July 2017 , I re-envisioned above prophesy ( no doubt, cooked up by me ! ) in :





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12  Nov  2018


Saturday, 10 November 2018

Only Answer : a Statutory Warning





A



Summary of this news report :


How phishing web sites cheat people ?

·          Misusing govt flagship schemes and debiting amounts from bank accounts to give,

#    Fake LPG distributorships

#    Government jobs

#    Bio-metric devices


High tech modus operandi :

·         Using names similar to government schemes to create phishing web sites

Eg :  egramdigital.co.in  /  Aapka Anghootha  / aapka Bank  /  Ujwalayojana.org


·         Using logo of government schemes with photographs of PM / Cabinet Ministers


·         Providing link of govt sites to display affiliation to the Central Government


·         Alluring common people by promising govt jobs by issuing fake appointment letters


·         Extorting money and targeting newly launched govt schemes and trapping people



B


What has government done so far to protect innocent victims ?


MeitY  [ Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology  ] has ,


·         DIRECTED ministries / govt departments to observe “ due diligence “ to ensure that their schemes are not “ mis-represented “ by “ fake – fraudulent “ entities for extorting money


·         SUGGESTED  awareness schemes “ / “ identification “ of any fake schemes / “ lodging “ of FIRs / “ informing  Organizations like National Internet Exchange of India


·         DIRECTED all ministries to “ tread carefully “ on Direct Benefit Transfers




C


I seriously doubt whether the above mentioned “ DIRECTIONS / SUGGESTIONS “ can do much to solve this problem


So , is there anything else that can help ?


Yes !


In our ( under drafting ) DATA  PROTECTION  LAW , mandating that all web sites must carry, on their home pages ( landing pages ), a STATUTORY  WARNING  of a full page !


To protect consumers , governments all around the World ( including India ) , mandate that some types of products must carry STATUTORY WARNINGS on their packaging


Here are a few examples that come to mind :

·         Tobacco Products ( eg : Mouth Fresheners )
·         Cigarettes
·         Soft Drinks
·         Food Products
·         Medicines / Drugs
·         Alcoholic Drinks
·         Cosmetics
·         Toys
·         Electrical Appliances / Gadgets………..etc



So, why not insist on some kind of a STATUTORY WARNING to online users visiting ANY web site and  “ consuming “ its “ Content / Service “ ?





D


How can this be implemented ?


Here is how  :


ALL websites wanting to operate in India , must ,


·         Enter into a legally binding CONTRACT ( under proposed Data Protection Law ), with DATA PROTECTION REGULATOR – DPR, as suggested in    A  Matter  of  Motive  ?  


·         Prominently display this CONTRACT NUMBER on their home pages


·         Carry on its home page , following STATUTORY WARNING


Web sites which fail / refuse to enter into such CONTRACT , will be banned





E

                                              STATUTORY  WARNING






·         This web site has entered into a CONTRACT with India’s Data Protection Regulator and has been allotted “ Contractor No :  061139



·         By clicking on this “ Contractor No “ link , a visitor can get to see,


#   The nature of SERVICES being offered by this site to its users



#   Nature of “ User Data “ that we will access from www.IndiaDataCustodian.gov.in




·         A visitor who has registered on


can get the services of this web site by just entering on this web site :


#  Name  and  User ID  /  Password [ selected ]


#  His REGISTRATION NUMBER at 



#  Then clicking on… “ Log me in with  www.IndiaDataCustodian.gov.in  



He / She does not need to provide any other personal data



·         Whatever “ PERSONAL DATA “ this site requires about an user for delivering its SERVICES , will be “ accessed “ from www.IndiaDataCustodian,gov.in only , as per the terms of the contract




·         A user logging into this web site would have deemed to have granted the necessary permission to this web site to contact 


www.IndiaDataCustodian.gov.in and access his / her data , as per the multiple selections that he has made of the “ DATA  LEVELS “ detailed there, as follows :



      #    Data   Level   1  ………………  Personal Data  

     #     Data   Level   2  ………………  Family  Data    

#     Data   Level   3   ………………  Contact Info    

#     Data   Level   4  ………………   Social Media Data ( websites-portals-apps etc )

#     Data   Level   5  ……………….  Cultural Exposure Data 

#     Data   Level   6  ……………….  Education  qualifications Data 

#     Data   Level   7  ……………….  Languages Knowledge  Data 

#     Data   Level   8  ……………….  Job  Experience  Data 

#     Data   Level   9  ………………   Wealth – Income Data [ from Tax Returns ] 

#     Data   Level  10  ………………. Medical History Data   


         
          This website agrees and accepts that all of the above mentioned DATA is protected under the Indian Copyright Act 1957 under category , “ Other Literary “ and belongs to the concerned person who has granted the Indian DATA PROTECTION REGULATOR , following limited rights in respect of these data :



#     Reproduce the work

#     Issue copies of the work to the public



·         This web site accepts that DATA PROTECTION REGULATOR has been granted , a limited “ Power of Attorney “ from the persons registered on



and that the DPR has full authorization from each registered user to deal with this web site on his / her behalf



·         This web site agrees to make direct payments to DPR for uses of PERSONAL DATA of the users who are registered on  www.IndiaDataCustodian.gov’in , in terms of the contract and does not accept any liability in this regards , directly to the user



·         This website undertakes to use the “ User Data “ strictly for the purpose of delivering the promised service and for no other purpose



·         This web site further undertakes to prevent access to the User Data to third parties and further agrees to compensate the users for any breach / leakage of such personal data , as stipulated in its contract with the Indian DPR


·         This web site uses a user’s PERSONAL DATA accessed ( from www.IndiaDataCustodian.gov.in  ) , only during the USER SESSION



     This web site does NOT store on its servers, any USER DATA at any other time , nor
     engage in any  MIRRORING – CLOUD STORAGE – CROSS BORDER MIGRATION of
     user data



          As soon as a user “ logs out “ from this site after a session, following things happen :



          #   Any user data accessed during the session is instantly deleted


          #   Entire log of the session is transferred to www.IndiaDataCustodian.gov.in  






F



How are other countries trying to protect PERSONAL DATA of its citizens  ?



#   EU has recently introduced GDPR



#   In USA , Sen Ron Wyden ( Democrat ) has just proposed :






#  Our own Central Government is in the process of drafting a DATA PROTECTION BILL ,
    based on SriKrishna Committee Report






G



Why is my proposal outlined above , better than those mentioned above ?




Other proposals do NOT stop the web sites :


·         from collecting any amount personal data of users ( whether required or not )


·         from storing such data permanently ( even after you cease to be a user ! )



·         from sharing it with third parties ( under the guise of , “ I Agree / Accept “ )


·         from making a ton of money by misuse of such data ( literally impossible to catch )





Other proposals :


·         Allow the web sites to monetize the data without sharing any profit with the users


·         Depend upon the government of concerned country to discover “ mass data leakages “ ( and not leakage of data of a single user ) , in order to lodge complaints with them



·         Enable the web sites to carry on this “ monetization “ indefinitely even after receiving such complaints from the government, in absence of any court order to desist ( no country has filed a plaint with the International Court of Justice ! )



·         Enable the web sites to continue to operate in a country ( or EU ) after paying some fine to concerned government ( leaving users poor )



Other proposals focus on a “ CURE “  viz  :



Catching the thief after he commits a crime and then proving his guilt (provided you can prove it over months and years ) and then punishing him ( most proposals are clueless about what punishment ! )



My proposal focuses on “ PREVENTION “ of a possible CRIME  !





H



Is  China ahead of others in this regard ?


Most certainly !


A recent news report reads :


  China and Xi have pushed for a bigger role in global internet governance and called on nations to respect Beijing’s “ CYBER SOVEREIGNTY “ , an idea that ,


COUNTRIES SHOULD BE FREE TO CONTROL AND CENSOR THEIR INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE AS THEY SEE FIT



Foreign websites such as Alphabet’s Google and Facebook are blocked in China, where authorities also tightly control online content and CENSOR or PUNISH those who post material seen as opposed to ‘ core socialist values ‘


  China's Xi calls for global cooperation to create 'fairer' internet







I



Is my proposal guaranteed to protect the personal data of users , 100 %  ?



No ! 



May be 90 % at present and quite possibly , no more than 10 % by 2024  !



How come ?



At present , users are interacting with internet , primarily through their mobile phones / tablets and desk-tops , using browsers or Apps to reach websites



So the websites are visible / traceable and therefore  “ Ban-able “ , if they refuse to enter into contract with the DATA PROTECTION REGULATOR



But , by 2024 , each Indian home may have 10 other “ Internet Connected “ devices ( eg : Alexa – Google Home – smart watches – refrigerators – radios – solar panels – air conditioners – smart clothes – cars – scooters – drones  etc )



Billions of such IoT devices will be manufactured by millions of companies ( local and foreign ) and supplied / delivered by lakhs of dealers / agents



Indian consumers may even “ download “ such devices using small 3 D printers in their homes !



And all of these devices will pick up sounds of every word that we utter and videos of everything we do !   24x7  !



There is no way any government would be able to “ BAN “ those manufacturers / suppliers !



Nevertheless , my proposal is still the best bet that we have , at the moment !





J



Dear Shri RaviShankar Prasadji,




It is still not too late to incorporate my suggestion in the proposed Data Protection Bill



K



References :

Nostradamus could have said ? 


Contract for the Web  


Internet Bill of Rights  


Tim Berners-Lee Speaks 


A Matter of Motive 


Privacy  For  Sale 


Right to Sell My Soul ?  




Data Privacy Law : a Pandora’s Box ? 


Wealth of Nations 




Related Readings :



Click Here to Kill Everybody


Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World


A Book by Bruce Schneier




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Analyst        :   Nick Jones  /  Gartner






Congressman , Ro Khanna  (  Internet Bill of Rights  )








U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon 








 

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11  Nov  2018


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