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Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) launches Indian Chamber of Commerce in New York

“GICC aims to bring together the business people of the Indian diaspora, providing them the networking opportunity on a common worldwide platform,”

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27th Anniversary of GOPIO. India West.

New York, May 8, 2017:G Indian Chamber of Commerce (GICC) has been launched in New York, USA by the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) along with the New York Consul General of India. The announcement regarding the launch was made on April 28, this year.

The GICC was earlier inaugurated in Mumbai, Maharashtra on January 10, this year, by the governor of the state and Vidyasagar Rao, governor of Tamil Nadu.

“GOPIO has tapped into a long-felt need for an international networking organization for the business people of Indian origin,” said Prakash Shah, co-chair of GICC.

According to Shah, after the launch of GICC at the financial capital of India, requests were being received to open it in the major cities across the globe.
He also emphasized, “GICC aims to bring together the business people of the Indian diaspora, providing them the networking opportunity on a common worldwide platform.”

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H. R. Shah, chair of the GICC launch; GOPIO “Life Member” and Parikh Worldwide Media Chairman Dr. Sudhir Parikh, recipient of India’s Padma Shri award, and New Jersey Assemblyman Raj Mukherji. H.R. Shah, chairman of TV Asia, who received a Padma Shri award this year, is chair of GOPIO’s Board of Advisors were on the list of other speakers at the event.

“The Biennial Convention in 2016 held in New York became a cornerstone for GOPIO to be more involved in business, technology, investment and philanthropic activities to
mobilize diaspora resources for the common good,” said Dr. Thomas Abraham, Chairman of GOPIO international.

He also added that GOPIO is the “only globally networked” Indian Chamber of Commerce and is recognized better than other chambers of commerce.

GOPIO has made a press release in which it was mentioned that there are more than 3 million businesses owned by people of Indian origin around the world.
The plan of the chamber is to set up chapters in the neighborhood with a large number of Indian-owned businesses and services.

– prepared by Nikita Tayal of NewsGram, Twitter: @NikitaTayal6 

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New York Orders State to Investigate in Facebook Access to Data

Facebook is facing a slew of lawsuits and regulatory inquiries over privacy issues.

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FILE - The Facebook app icon is shown on an iPhone in New York. VOA

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered two state agencies to investigate a media report that Facebook Inc may be accessing far more personal information from smartphone users, including health and other sensitive data, than had previously been known.

The directive to New York’s Department of State and Department of Financial Services came after The Wall Street Journal said testing showed that Facebook collected personal information from other apps on users’ smartphones within seconds of them entering it.

The WSJ reported that several apps share sensitive user data including weight, blood pressure and ovulation status with Facebook. The report said that the company can access data in some cases even when the user is not signed into Facebook or does not have a Facebook account.

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Shares in Facebook took a short-lived hit after the Wall Street Journal report was published, but closed up 1.2 percent. Pixabay

In a statement Cuomo called the practice an “outrageous abuse of privacy.” He also called on the relevant federal regulators to become involved.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Shares in Facebook took a short-lived hit after the Wall Street Journal report was published, but closed up 1.2 percent.

In late January Cuomo along with New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an investigation into Apple Inc’s failure to warn consumers about a FaceTime bug that had let iPhones users listen to conversations of others who have not yet accepted a video call.

Facebook is facing a slew of lawsuits and regulatory inquiries over privacy issues, including a U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigation into disclosures that Facebook inappropriately shared information belonging to 87 million users with British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.

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Facebook is facing a slew of lawsuits and regulatory inquiries over privacy issues. Pixabay

New York’s financial services department does not traditionally supervise social media companies directly, but has waded into digital privacy in the financial sector and could have oversight of some app providers that send user data to Facebook.

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In March, it is slated to implement the country’s first cybersecurity rules governing state-regulated financial institutions such as banks, insurers and credit monitors.

Last month, DFS said life insurers could use social media posts in underwriting policies, so long as they did not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sexual orientation or other protected classes. (VOA)