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File The​ ​Fundamental​ ​Right​ ​to​ ​Privacy:​ ​Part​ ​III SCOPE
by Amber Sinha published Oct 02, 2017 — filed under: ,
This is the third paper in a series on the recent judgment on the right to privacy by the nine judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court in a reference matter in Puttaswamy and others v. Union of India. The first two papers on the Sources and Structure of the constitutional right to privacy are available here, and here, respectively. While the previous papers dealt with the sources in the Constitution and the interpretive tools used by the bench to locate the right to privacy as a constitutional right, as well as the structure of the right with its various dimensions, this paper will look at the judgment for guidance on principles to determine what the scope of the right of privacy may be.
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Blog Entry The Fundamental Right to Privacy: An Analysis
by Amber Sinha published Sep 27, 2017 last modified Oct 04, 2017 11:19 AM — filed under: , , ,
Last​ ​month’s​ ​judgment​ ​by​ ​the​ ​nine​ ​judge​ ​referral​ ​bench​ ​was​ ​an​ ​emphatic endorsement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​the​ ​constitutional​ ​right​ ​to​ ​privacy.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​course​ ​of​ ​a​ ​547​ ​page judgment,​ ​the​ ​bench​ ​affirmed​ ​the​ ​fundamental​ ​nature​ ​of​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​privacy reading​ ​it​ ​into​ ​the​ ​values​ ​of​ ​dignity​ ​and​ ​liberty.​ In the course of a few short papers, we will dissect the various aspects of the right to privacy as put forth by the nine judge constitutional bench in the Puttaswamy matter. The papers will focus on the sources, structure, scope, breadth, and future of privacy. Here are the first three papers, authored by Amber Sinha and edited by Elonnai Hickok.
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Blog Entry Rethinking National Privacy Principles: Evaluating Principles for India's Proposed Data Protection Law
by Amber Sinha published Sep 11, 2017 — filed under: ,
This report is intended to be the first part in a series of white papers that CIS will publish which seeks to contribute to the discussions around the enactment of a privacy legislation in India. In subsequent pieces we will focus on subjects such as regulatory framework to implement, supervise and enforce privacy principles, and principles to regulate surveillance in India under a privacy law.
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Blog Entry MediaNama - #NAMAprivacy: The Future of User Data (Delhi, Sep 6)
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Sep 05, 2017 last modified Sep 05, 2017 10:22 AM — filed under: , , , , , ,
MediaNama is hosting a full day conference on "the future of user data in India", on the 6th of September 2017, which is particularly significant given the recent Supreme Court ruling on the fundamental right to privacy, and two government consultations: one at the TRAI, and another at MEITY. This discussion is supported by Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Research Director, will participate as a speaker in the session titled "regulating storage, sharing and transfer of data."
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Privacy is now a right in India. Here's what that means for the tech industry
by Admin published Aug 31, 2017 — filed under: ,
India's top court has put tech companies on notice.
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Blog Entry CIS Statement on Right to Privacy Judgment
by Amber Sinha published Aug 28, 2017 last modified Aug 31, 2017 06:13 PM — filed under: , ,
In an emphatic endorsement of the right to privacy, a nine judge constitutional bench unanimously upheld a fundamental right to privacy. The events leading to this bench began during the hearings in the ongoing Aadhaar case, when in August 2015, Mukul Rohatgi, the then Attorney General stated that there is no constitutionally guaranteed right to privacy.
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Aadhaar may be made must for market investments: Good to curb laundering but what about data security?
by Admin published Aug 23, 2017 — filed under: ,
Aadhaar seems to be the master-key to get accesses into doors which once were never shut. Take for instance, your financial investments. Aadhaar may soon become mandatory for buying shares and mutual funds, according to a report in The Economic Times.
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Privacy laws: Alternatives to consent
by Admin published Aug 22, 2017 last modified Aug 23, 2017 12:00 AM — filed under: ,
As changes in technology have made it near impossible to obtain informed consent, the solution may lie in an accountability-based standard for privacy protection.
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Blog Entry Infographic: The Impending Right to Privacy Judgment
by Amber Sinha and Pooja Saxena published Aug 22, 2017 — filed under: ,
The ruling will be important not just for the immediate Aadhaar case but also numerous other matters to do with state intrusions, decisional autonomy and informational privacy.
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Blog Entry Here’s why we need a lot more discussion on India’s new DNA Profiling Bill
by Elonnai Hickok published Aug 21, 2017 — filed under: ,
The DNA Profiling Bill 2017 is still missing a number of safeguards that would enable individual rights. The implications of creating regional and national level DNA databanks need to be fully understood and publicly debated.
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