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Surveillance and Monitoring are not the same

When the honourable Supreme Court considered the issue of Section 66A of ITA 2000/8 and ended up scrapping the section as being violative of the Indian Constitution, we had raised the objection to the decision on the ground that the … Continue reading

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S Ve Shekar and Forwarding of Social media Messages: Shreya Singhal Judgement over looked

I refer to the recent judgement from High Court of Madras which was quoted in the media with headlines such as “Forwarding social media posts equals endorsement, says Madras HC¬†“. The judgement was in relation to an “Anticipatory Bail Application” … Continue reading

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Suspended Policemen who arrested Palghar Girls need to be decorated

When Police in Palghar arrested two innocent girls on November¬†18,2012, the popular opinion in the Cyber Law circles was that Police were unaware of the law and had done a mistake because of the pressure from the Shivasena supporters. Even … Continue reading

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10 Questions on Section 66A Judgement for which we seek answers

In the light of the momentous decision of the Supreme Court of India , striking down Section 66A of Information Technology Act 2000 as amended in 2008 (ITA 2008) in its judgement dated 24th march 2015 regarding the set of … Continue reading

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“Judges Were Shocked” says Shreya Singhal..

Shreya Singhal, the 24 year old law student became a celebrity overnight because of the land mark judgement scrapping Section 66A of Information Technology Act 2000 as amended in 2008 (ITA 2008). Though the case was argued by luminaries such … Continue reading

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Internet of Things (IoT) and threat of Section 66A judgement

The Government of India has released a policy document titled “IoT Policy Document” indicating that it foresees a market of USD 15 billion (approx Rs 90000 crores) by 2020. The connected decices are expected to increase from 200 million at … Continue reading

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