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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. C for Commercial, D for Data

    Written By Joshita Pai A visibly agitated man once entered the American retail giant Target to inquire why his teenage daughter had been receiving coupons of baby products. A few days later, when the manager of the store called up the man to apologize to him, the… Read More

  5. Do Not Invite Barbie Home

    Written By Joshita Pai Taking inspiration from Apple’s Siri, Mattel alongwith its technology partner ToyTalk, launched Hello Barbie this year. The Barbie, available through online purchase, is a wi-fi enabled, interactive doll, equipped to hold a conversation at the press of a button on its belt. The… Read More

  6. Public Safety and Private Phone Calls: The Recent Railway Order

    Written By Joshita Pai The Railway ministry recently issued a circular asking locomotive pilots (engine drivers) and assistant engine drivers to furnish details of their cell phones and phone numbers. It has demanded access to phone records to investigate whether the drivers were using their mobile phones during… Read More

  7. Aadhaar (the Larger Bench): Day I

    Written By Joshita Pai The 5 judge bench this afternoon commenced with the Aadhaar hearing after reference from the Supreme Court on the issues of existence of privacy as a constitutional right and on clarifications of the interim order issued on 11th of August. The bench… Read More

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