Monthly Archives: September 2022

Whats App Privacy Policy Issue.. Will the new Data Protection Act apply retrospectively?

Most of the observers of Privacy and Data Protection in India are aware that when WhatsApp tried to introduce its new Privacy Policy in 2017 there was an exodus of users in opposition to the policy. Subsequently WhatsApp did not … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Could be forced to take a premature stand in the WhatsApp Privacy policy petition.

A peculiar issue has emerged in the Supreme Court today where, the petition on the Privacy Policy of WhatsApp filed in 2017 is now forcing a new hearing on January 17, 2023. This is pushed to be the final hearing … Continue reading

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The New Telecom Act-8: Right of Way

Continued from previous article Another unique concept relevant to the Telecom Bill is the “Right of Way”. This is a right under which a telecom infrastructure provider will be facilitated the use of public property upon application. Rejection can be … Continue reading

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New Telecom Bill-7: Spectrum as an Asset

Continued from the earlier article One of the key elements of regulation is the “Spectrum”. ┬áThis law adds a new “Asset Class” called Spectrum which is ” a range of frequency” of radio/electromagnetic waves. Spectrum will be an exclusive asset … Continue reading

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The New Telecom Bill-6 …Industry Regulation

Continued from previous article The key purpose of the Telecom Bill is regulating the Telecom industry . Accordingly Chapter 3 covers Licensing, Registration, Authorization and Assignment. The first point to be noted is the “Exclusive Privilege” created for the Government … Continue reading

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The New Telecom Bill-5…Civil Penalties

Continued from the previous article Continuing our discussion on the Draft Indian Telecom bill, let us discuss the rovisions regarding civil penalties under the Act. Under Section 38, the Central Government may prescribe civil liabilities, including compensation payable by any … Continue reading

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