Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicRight to Privacy

Topic: Right to Privacy

‘Right to be Forgotten’ finds steam in India, high courts seized of multiple petitions

While a 2017 judgment recognised the ‘right to be forgotten’ as part of ‘right to privacy’, online platforms argue it can have a bearing on right to information in some cases.

Privacy, consent, data — what Delhi govt ignores when giving parents live classroom footage

Arvind Kejriwal's Delhi govt needs to conduct a privacy assessment and find out what value does live streaming of classrooms add to children’s security.

Roe v Wade saga shows India must reform health data policy. Protection, privacy not same

India’s health data policies assume that enabling data sharing and interoperability will lead to desirable outcomes. But this approach comes with its own risks.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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