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  1. Biometric-based identification systems and democracy

    In September, 2017, Scroll, in collaboration with the Centre for Communication Governance, published our data on biometric-based identification systems across the world, and their correlation with a country’s democratic record. Our data demonstrates a reciprocity between these factors: “While examining whether countries were instituting these Aadhaar-like systems, researchers… Read More

  2. Update on Aadhaar hearing

    In October 2015, a 3 judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred challenges to the Aadhaar program to a constitution bench. One of the primary concerns of this petition was to decide on the existence of a fundamental right to privacy, which has since been upheld. Other similar… Read More

  3. When the Empire SLAPPs Back

    “Short of a gun to the head, a greater threat to First Amendment expression can scarcely be imagined” -Nicholas Colabella J. of the New York Supreme Court, in Gordon v Marrone. The above statement vividly describes what has come to be called a SLAPP suit –… Read More

  4. CCG on the Privacy Judgment

    Written by the Civil Liberties team at CCG A 9 judge bench of the Supreme Court of India passed a landmark judgment two weeks ago, which unanimously recognized the right to privacy as a fundamental right under the Constitution of India. The Court found the right to privacy to… Read More

  5. An update on Sabu Mathew George vs. Union of India

    Today, the Supreme Court heard the ongoing matter of Sabu Mathew George vs. Union of India. In 2008, a petition was filed to ban advertisements endorsing sex-selective abortions from search engine results. Advertisements endorsing sex selective abortions are illegal under Section 22 of the PNDT Act (The Pre-conception and… Read More

  6. A judgment for the ages

    ALL WP(C) No.494 of 2012 Right to Privacy “Nine judges of this Court assembled to determine whether privacy is a constitutionally protected value. The issue reaches out to the foundation of a constitutional culture based on the protection of human… Read More

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