Keyword : Right To Privacy

The moment of privacy

Do we in India have the concept of privacy? The supreme court is hearing a bunch of petitions that have objected to Aadhaar because it infringes on citizens’ privacy. The government has said

Big Brothers will keep watching you

Five long years and several revisions later, the right to privacy bill is now wedged tightly between the department of personnel and training (DoPT) and the department of electronics and informatio

A short history of right to privacy

From the time of birth till the time of death, and even beyond, we all are being tracked. Even a harmless tweet or a ‘like’ on Facebook can give away crucial data such as location of ho

“Privacy is the foundation of what makes life worth living”

Joseph A Cannataci is the UN’s first and current special rapporteur for the right to privacy appointed by the Human Rights Council (HRC) in July 2015. His appointment came with grow

Debating the idea of privacy

Is right to privacy a fundamental right? The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments on the contentious issue linked to the Aadhaar debate. Here`s how the issue has been addressed by different c

Privacy: Govt told to put in place robust regime for data protection

 Key points from the August 24 landmark Supreme Court judgement on privacy: *Life and personal liberty are not creations of the Constitution. These rights are recognised by the Const

One verdict that impacts three major cases

The supreme court’s verdict upholding privacy as a fundamental right is likely to have an impact on at least three major cases – Aadhaar, online freedom of expression and homosexualit

Privacy a fundamental right, Jaitley said in Rajya Sabha

On March 16, 2016, while speaking on the Aadhaar Bill in the Rajya Sabha, finance minister Arun Jaitley stated:   “Is privacy a fundamental right or not? The pr

Now onto Aadhaar modification: Subramanian Swamy

Now onto Aadhaar modification, said BJP leader Subramanian Swamy after the supreme court unanimously declared that the right to privacy was a fundamental right under the Constitution.

9-0 to privacy!

The year is 2017 and a nine-judge bench of the supreme court of India has unanimously upheld the

Privacy is a fundamental right! Here’s what it means

 Privacy is now a fundamental right! But are you baffled by the supreme court’s ruling on Right to Privacy? Centre for Internet and Society’s executive director Sunil Abraham d

Ending open defecation, top whistle-blower cop and, abolishing triple talaq

The figures of toilets made and to be made and the population that would be affected thus are indeed mind-boggling. Since its launch three years ago, Swachh Bharat Mission has already led to the

Seven principles for data protection: BN Srikrishna committee

The ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) has released a white paper on data protection framework, prepared by a committee of experts headed by justice BN Srikrishna. It has so

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