Privacy

  1. Aadhaar – Identity without Consent, Control or Security

    The Central Government notified certain sections of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (‘the Act’) last month. As of now, only the sections setting out the establishment, powers and functions of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) have been brought into force. Read More

  2. SC hears the Aadhaar #NotAMoneyBill Challenge

    A Supreme Court bench of the Chief Justice and Justices R. Banumathi and UU Lalit took up a petition by Mr. Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) challenging the certification of the Aadhaar Act as a money bill by the Lok Sabha Speaker today. Senior Advocates Mr. Read More

  3. The New Data Protection Regulation and its Impact on India

    Written By Joshita Pai The European Parliament  adopted  the new Rules on Data Protection on the 14th of April, 2016. The new Regulation replaces the General Rules on Data Protection, 1995 and the 2008 framework decision on cross-border data processing in police and judicial cooperation within the… Read More

  4. The New Dimension to the UIDAI Debate: The Aadhaar Bill, 2016

      Written By Joshita Pai The discourse around Aadhaar has only aggravated since its inception, and one of the primary contentions of the debate has been the lack of a statutory force behind the initiative. Amidst all the speculations, the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other… Read More

  5. The EU-US Privacy Shield: The Safer Harbour?

    Written By Joshita Pai On 29th February, 2016, the European Commission published details of the legal text which will be the building blocks for the EU-US Privacy Shield. The NSA’s bulk collection of the data EU users’ data has been a contentious issue since the… Read More

  6. New EU-US Data Protection Agreement Imminent

    Written by Siddharth Manohar Data exchange flowing from the EU (specifically the European Economic Area) to the US currently has no legal framework regulating it. Does it mean that any data transfer from EU to US is illegal?  In my previous post on the issue I mentioned… Read More

  7. Privacy in the Context of Data Protection

    Written By Joshita Pai The privacy debate surrounding the aadhaar proceedings has, in the recent past stirred debate on the constitutional perceptive on privacy. In addition to this, the disastrous National Draft Encryption Policy and the Human DNA Profiling Bill, 2015 have challenged the legal… Read More