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PIL filed in Supreme Court seeking quashing of govt’s surveillance order

The public interest litigation calls for the home affairs ministry's blanket surveillance order be tested against the fundamental right to privacy.
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How Facebook destroys privacy, undermines democracy & helps raise a surveillance state

In ‘Antisocial Media’, Siva Vaidhyanathan tries to untangle the complex web of social networks, even as they gain increasing control over our lives and polity.
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In Aadhaar, Supreme Court did not probe if it is a tool to track citizens

Not just privacy, but even on surveillance and excessive delegation, Supreme Court didn’t engage with the tough questions.
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The Aadhaar elephant in the room

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On privacy, Supreme Court’s Aadhaar verdict doesn’t even engage with the concerns

The Supreme Court's Aadhaar verdict hardly assess if Aadhaar violates right to privacy.

Our privacy can’t be stripped for right to life: What lone dissenting judge said on Aadhaar Act

The minority judgment on Aadhaar Act, penned by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud of the Supreme Court, flagged the lack of limits set for UIDAI.

The lazy person’s guide to the Supreme Court’s landmark Aadhaar judgment

The Supreme Court's majority judgment on the Aadhaar Act held that the unique identification system did not create a surveillance state.

Aadhaar, a superb two-in-one judgement

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Why Justice D.Y. Chandrachud gave a dissenting judgment on Aadhaar

Legal experts have said that Justice Chandrachud’s loud dissent against the Aadhaar verdict will be valuable if ruling is reviewed in future.
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Supreme Court refuses to strike down Aadhaar but says private bodies can’t insist on it

Supreme Court strikes down a section of Aadhaar Act which allows mobile companies, banks and schools to demand Aadhaar.  New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday ruled in favour of Aadhaar, saying it didn't violate the Indian Constitution. The verdict put to rest a raging controversy over claims that compulsory enrolment for the unique national ID infringed on privacy. But the bench struck down Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act, which allows not only the state but also any corporate or person or private entity to demand Aadhaar. Section 57 allowed mobile companies, banks, schools and private service providers to seek an individual's Aadhaar card for identification. The bench also ruled that bank accounts need not be linked to the Aadhaar number. In the landmark judgment, the bench ruled that Aadhaar empowers marginalised sections of society by giving them a unique identity. It, however, also ordered that the Aadhaar Act must be amended to make it mandatory...

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Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.


Gunman kills 25-year-old youth in Pulwama district

Police are hunting down the assailant who killed the man near his residence
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?