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Blog Entry An Overview of DNA Labs in India
by Shilpa Narani published Jul 24, 2011 last modified Feb 02, 2016 01:11 PM — filed under: ,
DNA fingerprinting has become the most precise and technologically advanced method for identifying crimes such as murder, kidnapping, robbery and rape. Police and judicial authorities and in some cases even private parties retain this in their records, writes Shilpa in this blog post.
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Blog Entry Consumer Privacy in e-Commerce
by Sahana Sarkar published Jul 23, 2011 last modified Mar 28, 2012 04:53 AM — filed under: ,
Looking at the larger picture of national security versus consumer privacy, Sahana Sarkar says that though consumer privacy is important in the world of digital technology, individuals must put aside some of their civil liberties when it comes to the question of national security, as it is necessary to prevent societal damage.
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Blog Entry Video Surveillance and Its Impact on the Right to Privacy
by Vaishnavi Chillakuru published Jul 23, 2011 last modified Sep 29, 2011 05:35 AM — filed under: ,
The need for video surveillance has grown in this technologically driven era as a mode of law enforcement. Video Surveillance is very useful to governments and law enforcement to maintain social control, recognize and monitor threats, and prevent/investigate criminal activity. In this regard it is pertinent to highlight that not only are governments using this system, but residential communities in certain areas are also using this system to create a safer environment.
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Privacy Matters, Guwahati — Event Report
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 21, 2011 last modified Aug 26, 2011 10:31 AM — filed under: ,
On June 23, a public seminar on “Privacy Matters” was held at the Don Bosco Institute in Karhulli, Guwahati. It was organised by IDRC, Society in Action Group, IDEA Chirang, an NGO initiative working with grassroots initiatives in Assam, Privacy India and CIS and was attended by RTI activists and grass roots NGO representatives from across the North Eastern region: Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Nagaland, Assam and Sikkim. The event focused on the challenges and concerns of privacy in India.
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Blog Entry Right to Privacy Bill 2010 — A Few Comments
by Elonnai Hickok published Jul 20, 2011 last modified Mar 22, 2012 06:26 AM — filed under: ,
Earlier this year, in February 2011, Rajeev Chandrasekhar introduced the Right to Privacy Bill, 2010 in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill is meant to “provide protection to the privacy of persons including those who are in public life”. Though the Bill states that its objective is to protect individuals’ fundamental right to privacy, the focus of the Bill is on the protection against the use of electronic/digital recording devices in public spaces without consent and for the purpose of blackmail or commercial use.
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Blog Entry Privacy & Media Law
by Sonal Makhija published Jul 19, 2011 last modified Dec 14, 2012 10:26 AM — filed under: ,
In her research, Sonal Makhija, a Bangalore-based lawyer, tries to delineate the emerging privacy concerns in India and the existing media norms and guidelines on the right to privacy. The research examines the existing media norms (governed by Press Council of India, the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 and the Code of Ethics drafted by the News Broadcasting Standard Authority), the constitutional protection guaranteed to an individual’s right to privacy upheld by the courts, and the reasons the State employs to justify the invasion of privacy. The paper further records, both domestic and international, inclusions and exceptions with respect to the infringement of privacy.
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Blog Entry When Data Means Privacy, What Traces Are You Leaving Behind?
by Noopur Raval published Jul 18, 2011 last modified Nov 24, 2011 09:24 AM — filed under: ,
How do you know yourself to be different from others? What defines the daily life that you live and the knowledge you produce in the span of this life? Is all that information yours or are you a mere stakeholder on behalf of the State whose subject you are? What does privacy really mean? In a society that is increasingly relying on information to identify people, collecting and archiving ‘personal’ details of your lives, your name, age, passport details, ration card number, call records etc, how private is your tweet, status update, text message or simply, your restaurant bill?
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Blog Entry My Experiment with Scam Baiting
by Sahana Sarkar published Jul 15, 2011 last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — filed under: ,
Today, as I am sure many of you have experienced, Internet scams are widespread and very deceptive. As part of my research into privacy and the Internet, I decided to follow a scam and attempt to fully understand how Internet scams work, and what privacy implications they have for Internet users. Though there are many different types of scams that take place over the Internet —identity scams, housing scams, banking scams— just to name a few. I decided to look in depth at the lottery scam.
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The Walls Have Ears
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 06, 2011 last modified Jul 06, 2011 06:26 AM — filed under:
The proposed Privacy Bill seems skewed towards the state rather than the citizen, writes Saikat Datta. This news was published in the Outlook magazine, issue, July 11, 2011.
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Aadhaar’s moment of truth
by Prasad Krishna published Jul 05, 2011 last modified Jul 05, 2011 07:16 AM — filed under: ,
It’s time for the unique identity project to answer tough questions it has dodged so far, writes MA Arun in the Deccan Herald.
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