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  1. Evaluating the Risks of the Internet of Things- II

    by Dhruv Somayajula* In this second part of our two post series on the Internet of Things, Dhruv examines the policy framework in India to analyse its applicability to the Internet of Things.  In a previous post, we discussed the definition of the ‘Internet of Things’… Read More

  2. Facebook – Intermediary or Editor?

      This post discusses the regulatory challenges that emerge from the changing nature of Facebook and other social networking websites Facebook has recently faced a lot of criticism for circulating fake news and for knowingly suppressing user opinions during the 2016 U.S. elections. The social media website… Read More

  3. Digitisation of Health / Medical Records: Is the law keeping up?

    By Smitha Krishna Prasad Medical and health records are increasingly digitised, and ease of access is considered one of the key benefits of this trend. However, patient privacy and security of such records are important concerns that need to be addressed both under the existing legal framework, and… Read More

  4. Google Faces Legal Hurdles Under Brazilian Internet Law

    By Raissa Campagnaro[1] The Brazilian Federal Prosecution Ministry has brought civil proceedings against Google for flouting its data protection law. The suit challenges Google’s access to the content of emails exchanged by Gmail users on multiple grounds, including Google’s failure to obtain express consent. In October,… Read More

  5. Privacy Concerns Under the HIV Bill 2014

    The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014 (the HIV Bill) is likely to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha in the current winter session. The HIV Bill is aimed at preventing and controlling the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and… Read More

  6. Intermediary Liability Again: Google India. vs. Visaka Industries

    A Brief Background In 2009, a defamation case was filed by Visaka Industries Ltd. (the ‘Company’) against a group called Ban Asbestos Network India (‘BANI’), its coordinator Mr. Gopal Krishna and Google India. The Company is involved in the manufacturing and selling of asbestos cement sheets and… Read More

  7. NDTV INDIA BAN: A CASE OF REGULATORY OVERREACH AND INSIDIOUS CENSORSHIP?

    In a highly contentious move, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (‘MIB’) issued an order banning the telecast of the Hindi news channel ‘NDTV India’ on 9th November, 2016. The MIB imposed this ‘token penalty’ on NDTV India following the recommendation of an Inter-Ministerial Committee (‘IMC’). The IMC… Read More

  8. CCWG ploughs on with WS2: ICANN57

    By Aarti Bhavana With 3141 participants in attendance, ICANN57 (held from 3-9 November 2016) was the largest public meeting in its history. It was also the first meeting to be held after the successful completion of the IANA Transition. The transition greenlit the enforcement… Read More

  9. Evaluating the Risks of the Internet of Things

    By Dhruv Somayajula[1] Introduction On 21st October 2016, multiple cyber-attacks on the Internet infrastructure company Dyn shut down web browsing across America and Europe for hours. Over 100,000 devices were reportedly connected via a malware botnet named Mirai for this attack. The attack was… Read More