Right to Privacy

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Know Your Bill: What is the Personal Data Protection Bill?

12 Dec 2019

Know Your Bill: What is the Personal Data Protection Bill?

Before the Centre introduced the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, in the Lok Sabha, it proposed sending it to the joint select committee of both the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday.

How you can de-link Aadhaar from your bank and e-wallets

09 Nov 2018

How you can de-link Aadhaar from your bank and e-wallets

In an important judgment, the Supreme Court, on September 26, struck down some provisions relating to authentication of the Aadhaar programme, and the Section 57 of Aadhaar Act.

How you can de-link Aadhaar from your bank and e-wallets

30 Sep 2018

How you can de-link Aadhaar from your bank and e-wallets

In an important judgment, the Supreme Court, on September 26, struck down some provisions relating to authentication of the Aadhaar programme, and the Section 57 of Aadhaar Act.

#AadhaarVerdict: Justice Chandrachud, sole dissenting judge, highlights the program's flaws

26 Sep 2018

#AadhaarVerdict: Justice Chandrachud, sole dissenting judge, highlights the program's flaws

The sole dissenting judge in Aadhaar verdict, Justice DY Chandrachud called the Aadhaar Act unconstitutional and said passing it as a Money Bill was a fraud.

#AadhaarVerdict: SC upholds constitutional validity of Aadhaar, with conditions

26 Sep 2018

#AadhaarVerdict: SC upholds constitutional validity of Aadhaar, with conditions

Giving an important judgment on Aadhaar, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down some provisions relating to authentication of the program, and the Section 57 of Aadhaar Act.

How 'Right to Privacy' gave new life to Section-377 battle

06 Sep 2018

How 'Right to Privacy' gave new life to Section-377 battle

Reading down the Section 377 of IPC, the Supreme Court gave a landmark judgement on Thursday.

After TRAI Chairman's 'embarrassment,'UIDAI says info not taken from Aadhaar-database

30 Jul 2018

After TRAI Chairman's 'embarrassment,'UIDAI says info not taken from Aadhaar-database

The UIDAI yesterday asserted that the personal details of TRAI chief R S Sharma revealed publicly on Twitter are not from the Aadhaar database, and that "hacked information" is easily available on Google, without using the 12-digit unique identity number.

SC reconsiders gay rights laws: New hope this time

10 Jul 2018

SC reconsiders gay rights laws: New hope this time

Rejecting the Center's request for a postponement, the SC has begun hearing pleas challenging Section 377.

Facebook's second-bug in a month: Blocked-people 'unblocked' for 8L users

03 Jul 2018

Facebook's second-bug in a month: Blocked-people 'unblocked' for 8L users

It hasn't even been a month since Facebook revealed a massive privacy bug on its platform, and the world's top social media site is now talking about another.

NCRB demands access to Aadhaar data, government says "will try"

22 Jun 2018

NCRB demands access to Aadhaar data, government says "will try"

Even as the SC continues hearing a case against Aadhaar, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Director Ish Kumar has said police needed to be given "limited access" to Aadhaar for the purpose of identification.

RTI reveals there's no way you can opt-out of Aadhaar

18 Jun 2018

RTI reveals there's no way you can opt-out of Aadhaar

Some would say Aadhaar has been pushed into the lives of Indians without limits. People aren't even being able to get new SIM cards without Aadhaar, despite the government explicitly stating they should be able to.

6 Supreme Court judgements that changed the course of India

18 May 2018

6 Supreme Court judgements that changed the course of India

In a decisive judgement, the Supreme Court today ordered that floor test should be conducted tomorrow in the Karnataka assembly wherein BJP, the single-largest party, has to prove its majority.

Google loses landmark case over the right to be forgotten

15 Apr 2018

Google loses landmark case over the right to be forgotten

A businessman in the United Kingdom wanting to remove search results about his past conviction won a 'right to be forgotten' case against Google on Friday.

'Love-jihad': After long battle, Shafin-Hadiya win case, SC upholds marriage

08 Mar 2018

'Love-jihad': After long battle, Shafin-Hadiya win case, SC upholds marriage

In a major win for individual rights, the SC has upheld the controversial marriage of Shafin and Hadiya, Kerala's "love jihad" couple, setting aside an annulment by the HC.

#LoveJihad: NIA can't probe Hadiya's marriage, says Supreme Court

23 Jan 2018

#LoveJihad: NIA can't probe Hadiya's marriage, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled the National Investigation Agency (NIA) cannot examine the marital status of Hadiya, whose marriage to Shafin Jahan became infamous as the Kerala "love jihad" case.

SC reconsiders Section 377: Hope for LGBT community this time

08 Jan 2018

SC reconsiders Section 377: Hope for LGBT community this time

The controversial Section 377 that criminalizes homosexuality has once again reached the SC, where a three-judge bench agreed to review its 2013 decision upholding the law.

Future of Aadhaar: How will 2018 turn out for Aadhaar?

01 Jan 2018

Future of Aadhaar: How will 2018 turn out for Aadhaar?

The government has lately been obsessed with Aadhaar; it made mandatory the linking of Aadhaar with various schemes and services.

European Court judgement to be cited against Aadhaar

17 Dec 2017

European Court judgement to be cited against Aadhaar

Lawyers for the petitioners who have challenged Aadhaar are likely to cite a landmark judgement of the European Court to the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court who are examining the constitutionality of Aadhaar.

Despite it being compulsory, only 39.5% PANs linked with Aadhaar

07 Nov 2017

Despite it being compulsory, only 39.5% PANs linked with Aadhaar

Only 39.5% of all Permanent Account Numbers (PAN) have been linked with Aadhaar in the 130 days since the government made it a mandatory requirement for filing income tax returns and getting new PAN cards.

Privacy is a fundamental right: What will change now?

24 Aug 2017

Privacy is a fundamental right: What will change now?

The SC has had two momentous days. Yesterday, it struck down the practice of triple talaq, marking a milestone in the fight for women's rights.

Privacy is a fundamental right, rules Supreme Court

24 Aug 2017

Privacy is a fundamental right, rules Supreme Court

In a landmark judgement, the SC has ruled that the right to privacy is a fundamental right.