The Hindu Editorial (A good beginning) – Jul 31, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (A good beginning) – Jul 31, 2018

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  1. tick many box (phrase) – satisfy many necessary requirement(s).
  2. Jurisdiction (noun) – authority, control, power, sovereignty.
  3. oblivious (adjective) – unaware, heedless, unconcerned.
  4. harness (verb) – use, utilise, make use of.
  5. underline (verb) – underscore, emphasize, highlight.
  6. backdrop (noun) – situation, scenario, context.
  7. codify (verb) – systematize, systemize, organize/arrange.
  8. data principals (noun) – people/clients whose information is collected.
  9. data fiduciaries (noun) – entities who are processing data. They must be loyal to their people/clients’ interests, and they must show a “duty of care”.
  10. akin (adjective) – similar, related, parallel.
  11. obligation (noun) – necessity, responsibility, commitment.
  12. entrust (verb) – assign, give the responsibility for, charge with a responsibility/trust.
  13. consent (noun) – agreement, assent, permission/approval.
  14. onus (noun) – responsibility, duty, burden.
  15. mirror (verb) – imitate, reflect, reproduce.
  16. envisage (verb) – foresee, predict, forecast.
  17. provision (noun) – term, clause, requirement/condition.
  18. blanket (adjective) –  all-inclusive, comprehensive, extensive.
  19. pertain to (verb) – concern, relate to, be connected with.
  20. hold-all (noun) – a container or box having all personal things/details. (typically suitcase, travelling bag, etc,.)
  21. check (verb) – suppress, curb, restrain.
  22. oversight (noun) – supervision, surveillance, inspection.
  23. non-consensual (adjective) – without a mutual consent.
  24. fall short of (phrase) – be deficient/inadequate/insufficient; fail to meet/reach.
  25. dragnet surveillance (noun) – a systematic search of something (particularly criminal activities).
  26. grey area (noun) – an area of activity/a condition which is not clearly described.
  27. spark (verb) – start/initiate, prompt, stimulate.
  28. fruition (noun) –  realization, achievement, accomplishment/completion.


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