Expounding the Contours of Sexual Harassment in Virtual Reality: Applicability of the Penal Laws to State-of-the-Art Technology (Part 2)

In the second part of this series, the authors highlight the existing legal recourse available in India against sexual harassment in virtual reality and then discuss the limitations of these remedies and laws in general. They then suggest measures and a way further for dealing with sexual harassment in virtual reality before providing their concluding thoughts. Continue reading Expounding the Contours of Sexual Harassment in Virtual Reality: Applicability of the Penal Laws to State-of-the-Art Technology (Part 2)

Expounding the Contours of Sexual Harassment in Virtual Reality: Applicability of the Penal Laws to State-of-the-Art Technology (Part 1)

In the first part of this series, the authors analyse the criminal implications of ‘crimes’ committed in the Metaverse in light of recent reports of alleged sexual harassment experienced by users within the Metaverse. The authors draw a comparative analysis between real life experience of sexual harassment vis-a-vis harassment in VR. Further, they explore the lack of jurisprudence in this area and go on to suggest legal and technical solutions to tackle this new age crime. Continue reading Expounding the Contours of Sexual Harassment in Virtual Reality: Applicability of the Penal Laws to State-of-the-Art Technology (Part 1)

Proposed Amendments to E-Commerce Rules, 2020: Lack of Clarity and Judicial Overlaps

In this article, the author looks at the Proposed Amendments to the E-commerce Rules, 2020. The author argues that due to the ambiguous nature of the amended provisions and regulatory overlaps with the Competition Act, 2002, the amendments have the potential of harming both business and consumer interest. The author thus suggests that a clear definition of certain terms needs to be provided and the regulatory overlaps removed.
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The Transparency Principle in Data Privacy: An Analysis of the Autoritiet Persoonsgegevens’s Decision on Tiktok Inc.’s Privacy Policy (Part 2)

In the second part of this series, the author makes an argument for elimination of subjectivity in terms of understanding of data and looks in to the necessity for introduction of standard elements and provides suggestions for the same. Following this the author undertakes a comparative analysis between four major corporations operational in the Netherlands to illustrate the differences in the content, placement, and presentation of the cookie settings on their websites and analyses how it results in greater subjectivity around data. The author concludes the series by providing suggestions and the way forward. Continue reading The Transparency Principle in Data Privacy: An Analysis of the Autoritiet Persoonsgegevens’s Decision on Tiktok Inc.’s Privacy Policy (Part 2)

The Transparency Principle in Data Privacy: An Analysis of the Autoritiet Persoonsgegevens’s Decision on Tiktok Inc.’s Privacy Policy (Part 1)

In the first part of this series, the author analyses the decision of the Dutch Data Protection Authority, the Autoritiet Persoonsgegevens in relation to the imposition of a substantial fine of 7,50,000 euros on Tiktok Inc. for infringement of the privacy of young children using the app in the Netherlands. The author posits the need to introduce elements of standardization for the purpose of communicating the reasons for processing personal data to the data subjects. Continue reading The Transparency Principle in Data Privacy: An Analysis of the Autoritiet Persoonsgegevens’s Decision on Tiktok Inc.’s Privacy Policy (Part 1)

A Discourse on Global Takedowns vis-a-vis X v. Union of India

In this post, the authors attempt to highlight the positive and negative effects of the recent judgement of X v. Union of India vis-a-vis global blocking. The authors discuss the right to be forgotten, in relation to global blocking, and the implications therein. Finally, the authors lay down their suggestions, citing the requirement for legislation which deal in particular with this concept, in order to avoid arbitrariness, and to ensure that justice is upheld.
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Time To Play Fair Vis-a-Vis Spotify vs Apple

In this post the authors discuss the recent investigation by the European Commission in the matter of Spotify v. Apple, which has resurfaced the issue of the dominance established by the few Big Technologies. Efforts made by the competition regulators in European Union, the United States, United Kingdom and India to reduce this Big Tech dominance have so far been abortive. This article delves into the unsolved ambiguities in this area in the backdrop of the Spotify v. Apple case. Continue reading Time To Play Fair Vis-a-Vis Spotify vs Apple

Cryptocurrency in India: To ban or not to ban

By: Aman Kumar Yadav Introduction Cryptocurrencies are digital representations of value that can be stored and transferred digitally. Simply put, it is a type of digital currency or a medium of exchange just like the US dollar. They function autonomously, unencumbered by traditional banking and government oversight. Countries have repeatedly attempted to implement measures to regulate Cryptocurrency or ban it altogether. This article analyzes India’s … Continue reading Cryptocurrency in India: To ban or not to ban

InsurTech: An Opportunity Riddled with Threats

By: Abhinav Gupta INTRODUCTION Innovation by way of technology is the key driver for the financial sector and now, even the insurance sector is no stranger to technology. The insurance industry is being greatly disrupted due to the rise in InsurTech startups (hereinafter ‘InsurTechs’). InsurTech is the integration of Insurance services and technology.  Although InsurTech is in its initial phase in India, it has moved … Continue reading InsurTech: An Opportunity Riddled with Threats

A Desideratum for Legislative Intervention to Contain Deepfakes

In this post, the authors deliberate on the potential of deepfake technology to disrupt an individual’s right to privacy and discuss the role of intermediaries to curb the same. They call for subject-specific legislation to tackle various complications presented by deepfakes. Continue reading A Desideratum for Legislative Intervention to Contain Deepfakes