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  1. Is Your Aadhaar Number Confidential?*

    Earlier this week, an agency entrusted with enrolling individuals under the Aadhaar scheme inadvertently published Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s personal information online. When it was pointed out this amounted to a gross violation of privacy, the government released a statement confirming that such publication was illegal and that the… Read More

  2. Law Enforcement Initiatives Towards Tackling Cyber Crime in India

    Cyber crime has been rising across India. This post reviews advancements in policing technologically advanced crimes and considers potential next steps.  With rising instances of cybercrime being noted across the country, the need for vigilance in the cyber sphere has been highlighted by a number of commentators. Read More

  3. Transparency and Diversity in the 2017 MAG Renewal

    Two days before the ongoing MAG meeting, the 2017 MAG renewal was announced. The CSCG protested the lack of civil society representatives among the new MAG members. This brought back focus on the need for MAG reform. Our report on multistakeholderism had identified the lack of transparency and geographic… Read More

  4. Two Takes on the Right to be Forgotten

    Last month saw important developments in the discourse around the right to be forgotten. Two high courts, Gujarat and Karnataka, delivered judgments on separate pleas to have particular judgments either removed from online repositories and search engine results or have personal information redacted from them. The Gujarat High Court… Read More

  5. Dirty Picture Project: Dangal- A truly dhakkad biopic

    By Sthavi Asthana and Anushka Sachdev Watching Dangal was a truly memorable experience, from the high adrenaline wrestling scenes to the rush of pure pride during the last scene, where Geeta Phogat (Fatima Sana Shaikh) wins the first gold medal in wrestling for the country. Read More