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What harm can you do to me if you have my Aadhaar details, asks Trai chairman R.S. Sharma

As the debate intensifies before the Supreme Court judgment, the outgoing Trai chairman says Aadhaar doesn’t violate privacy.

The Indian Liberal, China inside Arunachal and why you should watch Lust Stories

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint in the last 24 hours. Be liberal. And that's a diktat. In the latest ‘National Interest’, ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta takes on those who stake claim to be true ‘liberals’, but are, in fact, not. Gupta says these ‘liberals’ lay down a set of rules and don’t tolerate any deviation, thus contradicting the very notion of being a liberal. And yes, he also reminds the ‘liberals’ that they can pour as much scorn on PM Modi as they want, but it will “only strengthen his base and reaffirm the myth of victimhood”. Read the column to delve deeper into the formidable arguments put forth by Gupta to make his point. Justice Chelameswar signs off In this exclusive interview to Maneesh Chhibber on his last day as a Supreme Court judge, Justice Chelameswar opens up on a range of issues, including the...
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India’s landmark data privacy law may force journalists to swear by code of ethics

Justice B.N. Srikrishna committee wants journalists to follow ethical standards set by media associations and make a public commitment to this effect. New Delhi: The Justice B.N. Srikrishna committee constituted to prepare a data protection framework to help guard the privacy of Indians wants journalists to follow ethical standards set by media associations and has recommended that it should be mandatory for them to make a public commitment to the effect. The panel has also said that journalists could be granted exemption from the proposed data protection law if the use of certain personal information is deemed to be in larger public interest and a clear distinction is made between fact and opinion. The Srikrishna committee was constituted in the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark ‘right to privacy’ judgment to prepare a data protection framework. The draft report of the panel, accessed exclusively by ThePrint, has called for a revision of the existing code...
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India’s landmark data privacy law won’t apply to the very cause behind its existence— Aadhaar

The draft report says the legislation will ‘not apply to any processing activity that has been completed prior to this law coming into effect’.

On Camera

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Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

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On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.