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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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Privacy law cannot be only a tool for hiding oneself

We often say that “One person’s right to extend the arm ends at the tip of the nose of the next person”. This is a well known cliche but often forgotten by those who are over enthusiastic on “Privacy” including … Continue reading

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Public Consultation on Data Protection Law….some points of discussion-3

(This is a continuation of the previous article) 3.  A lot of discussion centered around the issue of “Consent” and “Informed Consent”. The issues were about the need for and effect of consents as an instrument of Privacy protection. There … Continue reading

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Public Consultation on Data Protection Legislation

Yesterday, (13th January 2017), three members of the Judtice Srikrishna Committee on Data Protection Law participated in a public consultation program in Bangalore at the IISc auditorium. Honourable Justice (Retd) B.N. Srikrishna, the Chairman of the committee was present along … Continue reading

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We should forget the “Right to Forget” in Indian Data Protection Act

[P.S: This is in continuation of the discussion of the proposed Data Protection Act in India and the public comments invited for the  Justice Srikrishna report.] The EU law on Privacy under GDPR recognizes the “Right to Forget” which essentially means … Continue reading

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