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Blog Entry Overview of the Constitutional Challenges to the IT Act
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 15, 2014 last modified Dec 19, 2014 09:01 AM — filed under: , , , , , , , ,
There are currently ten cases before the Supreme Court challenging various provisions of the Information Technology Act, the rules made under that, and other laws, that are being heard jointly. Advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan who's arguing Anoop M.K. v. Union of India has put together this chart that helps you track what's being challenged in each case.
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Blog Entry Notes From a Foreign Field: The European Court of Human Rights on Russia’s Website Blocking
by Gurshabad Grover published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Feb 13, 2021 08:42 AM — filed under: , ,
This blogpost summarises the human rights principles applied by the Court to website blocking, and discusses how they can be instructive to petitions in the Delhi High Court that challenge arbitrary censorship in India.
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Blog Entry Two Arguments Against the Constitutionality of Section 66A
by Gautam Bhatia published May 31, 2014 last modified Jun 04, 2014 03:42 AM — filed under: , , ,
Gautam Bhatia explores the constitutionality of Section 66A in light of recent events.
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Blog Entry Surveillance and the Indian Constitution - Part 2: Gobind and the Compelling State Interest Test
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 27, 2014 — filed under: , , ,
Gautam Bhatia analyses the first case in which the Supreme Court recognized a constitutional right to privacy, Gobind v. State of Madhya Pradesh, and argues that the holding in that case adopted the three-pronged American test of strict scrutiny, compelling State interest, and narrow tailoring in its approach to privacy violations.
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Blog Entry Surveillance and the Indian Constitution - Part 1: Foundations
by Pranesh Prakash published Jan 13, 2014 last modified Jan 23, 2014 03:12 PM — filed under: , , ,
In this insightful seven-part series, Gautam Bhatia looks at surveillance and the right to privacy in India from a constitutional perspective, tracing its genealogy through Supreme Court case law and compares it with the law in the USA.
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