Navigating the Contours of Privacy Laws in the Healthcare Sector on the Use of Data Analytics

By Aashana Chandak Introduction: Big Data once out, is like a genie and it cannot be put back into a bottle. The healthcare sector has amassed massive amounts of data in the past years while simultaneously undergoing regulatory and regime changes on privacy protection laws worldwide. The article attempts to analyse the intersection between providing healthcare … More Navigating the Contours of Privacy Laws in the Healthcare Sector on the Use of Data Analytics

What will prevail in a Covid-19 created emergency – Fundamental Rights or Public Interest? From the lens of Data Protection Laws

by Jasleen Virk Histories of Human Civilization have been distraught with numerous pandemics, yet the all-consuming COVID-19 epidemic is unprecedented due to the massive number of fatalities worldwide. Countries, all over, are valiantly battling against the virus on the front of the public health sector as well as the economic sector. India, a country with myriad problems of its … More What will prevail in a Covid-19 created emergency – Fundamental Rights or Public Interest? From the lens of Data Protection Laws

Data Protection and AI: Contradiction or Co-existence?

by Aesha Anurag Shah Introduction The members of the parliament are currently discussing the much-awaited legislation- Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, (“PDP Bill”). The big question that arises with the PDP Bill (or with any other law that is striving to protect data privacy) is whether its aim of data protection can co-exist with the … More Data Protection and AI: Contradiction or Co-existence?

The Constitutional Validity of Section 35 of the Draft Data Protection Bill

by Utkarsh Rai In the winter session of the Lok Sabha, the government tabled the much-awaited Draft of the Data Protection Bill. The contents of the Bill have caused controversy among observers. Specifically, Section 35 of the Bill has raised alarm among observers because of the wide discretion that it grants to the executive, without … More The Constitutional Validity of Section 35 of the Draft Data Protection Bill

The Interplay between Cybersecurity, Digital Privacy and Digital Surveillance

by Ranjeev Joseph Introduction DATA – This is not just a 4-lettered word Hackers use it to make money illegitimately; Corporations use it to make money legitimately; Governments use it to keep a check on threats, which may range from dissenting activists to hardcore terrorists, all in the name of national security, garnering legitimate mass … More The Interplay between Cybersecurity, Digital Privacy and Digital Surveillance

To ban or not to ban: A data protection alternative to the Indian ban of 59 Chinese apps

by Gargi Rohi & Samraat Basu The Indian Government recently banned 106 mobile applications of Chinese origin (Times of India, 2020). These apps include TikTok, WeChat, CamScanner and Mi Video Call Xiaomi among others (the ‘Banned Apps’). Further, another 250 applications such as PUBG Mobile are reportedly (FE Online, 2020) being reviewed for possible privacy and security … More To ban or not to ban: A data protection alternative to the Indian ban of 59 Chinese apps

Case Review

Google Spain vs. Mario Costega Gonzalez (“Right to be Forgotten”) by Parvathi Bakshi This piece is a summary and analysis of the Google vs. Gonzalez which paved the path for the drafting of “Right to be Forgotten” Background In 2010, a Spanish National registered a complaint against Google Spain and Google Inc. among others, requesting … More Case Review

Data Privacy and Competition Law in a Digital Economy

by Sukanya Hosmani Abstract Introduction The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 was drafted by the Srikrishna Committee subsequent to the Supreme Court declaring right to privacy as a part of right to protection of life and personal liberty in the case of K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India.[1] Both the 2019 and the 2018 drafts … More Data Privacy and Competition Law in a Digital Economy