Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicRight to Privacy

Topic: Right to Privacy

Modi govt Covid vaccination policy ‘sound’, but no one can be forced to take jab, says SC

Verdict came on petition filed by former member of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation. He sought disclosure of Covid vaccine trial data & stay on ‘vaccine mandates’.

1 court, 1 issue, 2 judges, 2 judgments — How Madras HC created ‘confusion’ over CCTVs in spa

A single-judge bench of Madras HC mandated installation of CCTV cameras in spas, in December. Last week, another single-bench of the HC said right to privacy makes it impermissible.

Bigg Boss winner’s plea shows ‘right to be forgotten’ cannot be viewed on a case-to-case basis

Cases like that of Ashutosh Kaushik's threaten to impede the working of a free press. India must, at all costs, avoid setting the wrong precedence.

Deniability is Pegasus scandal’s strongest suit. And national security is the biggest price

The State must not be left to undertake intelligence activities to serve narrow political interests in the name of national security

Not just Modi govt’s tug-of-war with social media, balance of power shifting from users anyway

Whether it's Modi govt's new IT Rules or Twitter-Facebook-Whatsapp championing user privacy, both sides have sidelined users and claimed the ability to represent their rights.

WhatsApp vs Modi govt: Privacy or politics? This is what they’re fighting over

At the heart of WhatsApp's petition against the Modi govt's new IT rules is the right to privacy, and this case could prove to be an important test of its application in India.

Do you have a ‘right to be forgotten’? Here’s what it means and how Indian courts view it

'Right to be forgotten' is the right to have publicly available personal info removed from internet search, databases, websites or other public platforms once it's no longer relevant.

WhatsApp challenges new IT rules in Delhi HC, terms it ‘unconstitutional’

The plea states that the 'tracing provision' in Indian govt's IT rules for social media intermediaries violates the rights to privacy and free speech of millions of WhatsApp users.

Respect right to privacy, tracing WhatsApp messages for prevention of serious offences: Govt

In a statement, the IT Ministry termed WhatsApp's last moment challenge to the intermediary guidelines as an unfortunate attempt to prevent norms from coming into effect.

Review pleas pending, 7-judge bench not formed — Aadhaar Act validity case languishes in SC

Aadhaar Act was ruled constitutional in 2018, after the 2nd-longest hearing in SC history. However, in 2019, a 5-judge bench expressed doubts about the verdict approving its passage as a Money Bill.

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The LIC way or the Air India way — that is the multi-crore disinvestment question

The real argument against disinvestment is that any sale of a large firm is likely to fall into an oligarch’s lap. No one would want to make them more powerful than they already are.
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

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India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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