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

Cyber Flashing – A New-Age Form of Cyber Sexual Harassment

In this post, the author has provided his insights on the increasing instances of cyber-flashing, especially in the COVID-19 affected world. Further, the author explains why the current legal framework falls short and also explores better alternatives for effectively addressing the problem. Continue reading Cyber Flashing – A New-Age Form of Cyber Sexual Harassment

Baba Ramdev v. Facebook, Inc.: Setting a Wrong Precedent on Global De-Referencing

In this post, Harsh Dhiraj Singh attempts to critically analyse the judgment in Swami Ramdev v. Facebook, Inc. in light of the principle of comity of courts, lays down its ramifications and proposes the way courts should opt while dealing with situations where balancing of rights is needed. Continue reading Baba Ramdev v. Facebook, Inc.: Setting a Wrong Precedent on Global De-Referencing

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?)