Right to Privacy

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WhatsApp Controversy- Right to privacy & Traceability Clause

The Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 were passed by the Central Government in February 2021. These rules substantially cover OTT (Over-The-Top) platforms and Social networks across India. The new Rules were enacted under the Information Technology Act of 2000 under Sections 69A(2), 79(2)(c), and 87. The previously enacted …

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Tort – A Private Offence

INTRODUCTION In India, the right to privacy is a fundamental right and also a customary right. In the field of torts, in certain cases a breach of individual privacy can be considered as an offence. Tort is a civil wrong. An invasion of privacy, in tort Law allows the aggrieved to file a suit against …

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Arogya Setu: Right to Health v. Right to Privacy

The data collection by the Arogya Setu App has triggered a series of questions including: whether the data collected thereof is secured with government agencies? Whether the right to health of the public at large prevail over an individual’s right to privacy? Whether the right to privacy could be waived by the state to secure the right to health? These queries need immediate attention of the government when the App itself is argued to be the subject of varied sorts of security issues.