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Srikrishna Panel report and Aadhaar

Throughout the one year when the Justice Srikrishna Committee was deliberating on the Privacy Legislation in India, Aadhaar was the focus of the privacy activists. There was one group of people who were completely against Aadhaar and have been trying … Continue reading

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Cyber Security is my Fundamental Right

After the Supreme Court ruling in the Puttaswamy case, it is clear that the intentions of the Court is that Privacy is a Fundamental Right protected under the Indian Constitution. The Aadhaar judgement is still not announced and we are … Continue reading

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California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 …to be effective from January 2020

After the EU GDPR followed by UK DPA and German DPA, we now have California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 which has been passed to take effect from January 2020. (See the copy of the text here) Under the new … Continue reading

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CCTV footages.. Whose property is it any way?

Dr Pratap Reddy, Executive Chairman of Apollo Hosiptal has stated that  Apollo Hospital had turned off CCTV cameras placed in the ICU when the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha was undergoing treatment. (Refer report here). In the light of … Continue reading

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Role of Potential Digital Evidence in criminal investigations

During the last week, Bengaluru witnessed a disturbing display of lawlessness by a group led by a son of a Congress MLA. The case involved a brawl in a Pub called “Farzi Cafe” in UB City in which another person … Continue reading

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Uphold the “Right to Know” against “Right to Privacy” in the new Data Protection Law

As we enter the final stages of public consultation on the drafting of the new Data Protection Act of India following the release of the White Paper by the Justice Srikrishna Committee, one aspect of the law that needs attention … Continue reading

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