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Blog Entry The Competition Law Case Against Whatsapp’s 2021 Privacy Policy Alteration
by Aman Nair and Arindrajit Basu published Dec 31, 2020 last modified Mar 24, 2021 04:12 PM — filed under: , , , , , ,
Having examined the privacy implications of Whatsapp's changes to its privacy policy in 2021, this issue brief is the second output in our series examining the effects of those changes. This brief examines the changes in the context of data sharing between Whatsapp and Facebook as being an anticompetitive action in violation of the Indian Competition Act, 2002.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Revisiting Per Se vs Rule of Reason in Light of the Intel Conditional Rebate Case
by Shruthi Anand published Oct 04, 2017 last modified Oct 04, 2017 01:45 PM — filed under: ,
Recent developments in the European Union (EU) regarding the antitrust case against Intel have brought back into focus two rules of competition law analysis- the per se rule and the rule of reason. In light of the decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the matter, this Note examines the application of the two rules to the case in detail. Additionally, it analyzes the statutory and judicial basis for the rules in the context of the EU and Indian competition law regimes, and concludes by identifying some areas in which these concepts would be relevant.
Located in Internet Governance / Blog
Blog Entry Comments on Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Discussion Paper on Standard Essential Patents and their Availability on Frand Terms
by Anubha Sinha, Nehaa Chaudhari and Rohini Lakshane published May 01, 2016 last modified May 03, 2016 02:30 AM — filed under: , , , ,
The Centre for Internet & Society gave its comments to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. The comments were prepared by Anubha Sinha, Nehaa Chaudhari and Rohini Lakshané.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Standard Essential Patents on Low-Cost Mobile Phones in India: A Case to Strengthen Competition Regulation?
by Nehaa Chaudhari published Feb 25, 2016 last modified Apr 24, 2016 04:42 AM — filed under: , , ,
The realization of the promise of the sub hundred dollar mobile device as a facilitator of access to knowledge is contingent inter alia on its availability in the market place. In turn, the market availability of the sub hundred dollar mobile device is influenced by the existence of an enabling environment for producers to produce, and consumers to consume. From a regulatory perspective, the enabling environment itself is a function of existing laws and policies, and the ‘developmental effects’ of certain laws and policies (Saraswati, 2012).
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry A Study of J. Sai Deepak's Comments on Competition Law in India
by Aarushi Bansal published Nov 19, 2015 last modified Nov 21, 2015 06:18 AM — filed under: , ,
In his blog, 'The Demanding Mistress', J. Sai Deepak has commented on the competition law in India, using provisions of different acts, case judgments and amendments to these acts. He has also included a comment on India’s patent law. This review studies his comments to the Competition Act, 2002 (“Competition Act”) and the Patents Act, 1970 (“Patents Act”).
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs
Blog Entry Does the Social Web need a Googopoly?
by Rebecca Schild published Mar 02, 2010 last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:06 AM — filed under: , , ,
While the utility of the new social tool Buzz is still under question, the bold move into social space taken last week by the Google Buzz team has Gmail users questioning privacy implications of the new feature. In this post, I posit that Buzz highlights two privacy challenges of the social web. First, the application has sidestepped the consensual and contextual qualities desirable of social spaces. Secondly, Google’s move highlights the increasingly competitive and convergent nature of the social media landscape.
Located in Openness / Blog
Blog Entry IJLT-CIS Law Essay Competition
by Pranesh Prakash published Dec 01, 2009 last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:35 AM — filed under: ,
The Indian Journal of Law and Technology and CIS are conducting a legal essay competition to encourage law students across India to think critically about the techno-legal issues facing us today. Students can write on any of the four themes, with the top prize being Rs. 7500 and an internship at CIS.
Located in Access to Knowledge / Blogs