Privacy

  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. 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

  4. Is Your Aadhaar Number Confidential?*

    Earlier this week, an agency entrusted with enrolling individuals under the Aadhaar scheme inadvertently published Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s personal information online. When it was pointed out this amounted to a gross violation of privacy, the government released a statement confirming that such publication was illegal and that the… Read More

  5. Two Takes on the Right to be Forgotten

    Last month saw important developments in the discourse around the right to be forgotten. Two high courts, Gujarat and Karnataka, delivered judgments on separate pleas to have particular judgments either removed from online repositories and search engine results or have personal information redacted from them. The Gujarat High Court… Read More

  6. Delhi HC hears the the Right to be Forgotten Case

    The pending right to be forgotten petition came up for hearing before the Delhi High Court today. The case seeks the deletion of a court order, which has been reproduced on the website Indiankanoon.com, on the ground that it violates the petitioners’ right to privacy and reputation. This… Read More