By Ayushi Modi Analysing the effects that the growth of a global economy has on personal data and how the introduction of data protection laws has evolved from the phenomenon of globalisation. Abstract “The world is a very small place”. Globalisation has brought the world closer than it ever was. Distance is no more the … More Data Protection in a Globalising World
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
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?
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
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
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