Are Data Protectionist Measures Trade/Investment Barriers?

In this post, Priyadarsini seeks to explore the extent up to which the actions of State in the name of “data protection” can go against the ease to trade or investment with the help of several case laws and the GATS treaty. She, further, explains the situation prevailing in different parts of the world and identifies the loophole against which the law needs to be revised. Continue reading Are Data Protectionist Measures Trade/Investment Barriers?

BlogTalk 1.0: Mr. Apar Gupta on Intermediary Liability

In December 2018, MeitY released the Draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules], 2018 (“the Draft Rules”) to amend the existing Intermediaries Guidelines. These rules have been the subject of much debate and criticism. In pursuance of the same, Digvijay S. Chaudhary, Senior Editor, RMLNLU Law Review, sat with Mr. Apar Gupta for a short discussion on Intermediary Liability in India and the changing paradigm. Our discussion followed from the law laid down in Shreya Singhal and how the draft rules violate it, the intersection of Intermediary Liability and the Copyright Act, the role of the government, fake news and more. Continue reading BlogTalk 1.0: Mr. Apar Gupta on Intermediary Liability

Cyber Security in the Age of Privacy

By: Urmil Shah INTRODUCTION The internet has developed so rapidly since the 1990’s that we have now entered an age where we require laws to regulate and govern it. Essentially, the internet relies upon voluntary adherence and theoretically is a network of people passing along packets of information so that when the time comes you pass along packets for them. Tim Berners Lee, the inventor … Continue reading Cyber Security in the Age of Privacy

On Aadhaar: Part VI (The Srikrishna Committee Report: A Reform of the Country’s Data Protection Law?)

By: Digvijay Chaudhary Knowledge is power. History tells us how spies were major contributors in the dismantling of a nation. Information was sought about the working of the other nation, army warfare evolved and information was prized now. Liberty and fraternity gained ground and the purpose of information changed; from being used against, it was now used for influence in one’s own nation. First to … Continue reading On Aadhaar: Part VI (The Srikrishna Committee Report: A Reform of the Country’s Data Protection Law?)

Need For Data Protection In India

By: Aditya Kashyap and Anusha Agarwal The Internet has revolutionized various sectors of Indian economy like commerce, communication, governance, and entertainment. It has become the most sought-after public service delivery mechanism for the government because of its efficiency and accountability. Indian IT sector has shown remarkable growth by employing millions of professionals and also at the same time earning a major share of India’s foreign … Continue reading Need For Data Protection In India

Cyber Porn: A Gray Area

By: Gunjan Thakur In today’s world, technology is developing at an unprecedented rate. This has brought a complete turnover to our lifestyles as it has redesigned the approach of our living, our style of communication, our way of travelling, our procedure of learning and so many auxiliary changes have been brought about by these continuous technological elevations. The scope of the cyber world is expansive; … Continue reading Cyber Porn: A Gray Area

Are E-Commerce Websites Liable for Their Sins in India? Not Quite So.

By: Swapnil Tripathi Digital marketing or as commonly known as e-commerce has become a common phenomenon today. E-commerce today caters to every need of a consumer by using technology, wherein the consumer can place an order, pay online using his debit or credit card and just sit back, relax and receive his order in a couple of days. However, as much as technology aids these … Continue reading Are E-Commerce Websites Liable for Their Sins in India? Not Quite So.

‘Bitcoins’: Legal Conundrums Surrounding the Cryptocurrency

By: Vikrant Yadav ‘Bitcoin’ is one of the earliest cryptocurrencies[1] which has gained widespread prominence in the digital currency market today. It is a “peer-to-peer, electronic cash system”[2] which is based on an open source cryptographic protocol and is independent of any central authority. A transfer of bitcoins is a transfer of value between the involved bitcoin addresses, and every transfer gets recorded in the Blockchain, a … Continue reading ‘Bitcoins’: Legal Conundrums Surrounding the Cryptocurrency

The Shruti Seth Controversy: Need for Greater Regulation?

By: Akshat Agarwal and Anvita Dulluri Recently, the #SelfieWithDaughter campaign launched by the Prime Minister became trending news on the internet, more so for the controversy, it generated than for the social cause it sought to espouse. The attempt was aimed at raising awareness about the prevalence of female foeticide in India and the rapidly declining sex ratio. It received a sensational response across the … Continue reading The Shruti Seth Controversy: Need for Greater Regulation?

Media Reforms: Time for a Lesson in Self-Discipline

By: Tarika Jain In India, the freedom of speech and expression has been widened generously by the Indian judiciary and in turn, exploited relentlessly by the media. As a result, there is information and opinions galore via all forms of mass communication known to mankind. In order to prevent this powerful tool of media from running rogue in the country, various regulatory mechanisms have been … Continue reading Media Reforms: Time for a Lesson in Self-Discipline