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  1. Supreme Court Upholds Law Linking Aadhaar With PAN

    The Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the constitutional challenge to Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act today. Brought in by way of an amendment in April this year, this provision made it mandatory for all taxpayers to quote their Aadhaar number when applying for a Permanent Account… Read More

  2. Decoding Privacy Policies – Uber

    ‘I have read and agree to the terms’ is commonly regarded as one of the biggest lies on the Internet. In 2014, a company called F-Secure put this to test and set up a free Wi-Fi hotspot in London. One of the terms for accessing the Wi-Fi… Read More

  3. (Updates from the SCOI) WhatsApp-Facebook Data Sharing (Day – II): Can Fundamental Rights be Exercised Against WhatsApp?

    The hearing in the petition challenging WhatsApp’s privacy policy continued today. Arguments made during the course of yesterday’s proceedings can be accessed here. Before the respondents could resume their arguments on maintainability, the Additional Solicitor General made a brief representation on behalf of the Central Government. He submitted… Read More

  4. Supreme Court Hears Fresh Challenge to Aadhaar

    Yesterday, a new petition challenging several sections under the Aadhaar Act came up for hearing before a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court. The bench, comprising of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, was the same that heard the petitions challenging s. 139AA of the Income Tax Act,… Read More