Parliamentary privileges are increasingly being used as a sword by legislators to threaten those whom they feel have defamed or obstructed them.
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Until It Shines Light on Nature of Mass Surveillance, India’s Data Protection Committee Will Fail To Do its Job
The job of the committee of experts should be to provide insight and evidence on what is otherwise not accessible to those of us outside the government.
If the Centre endorses states having the right to control access to their own records, it will also be forced to have a relook at the RTI Act, 2005.
As the Justice Srikrishna committee goes about its job, it is important to understand that fusing European-style regulation with a coercive Indian political system is a recipe for disaster.
Do we really want a scenario where sitting judges are ordering investigations against their fellow judges?
A government organisation that has no representation from the rasogolla industry decided to claim regional ownership. This is completely illegal and is grounds for setting aside the registration.
Ordinary and extraordinary Indians, from the villagers of Tamil Nadu to the Anand Margis to Deepika Padukone, are defending their right to free speech and expression.
Sweeping assertions filled with vitriol against the Rohingya have now entered the formal pleadings. The court should not allow unfiltered communal speech.
Is it time to change tactics with regard to privacy and Aadhaar? It seems likely that the Act will be upheld as constitutional, when looked at whether it falls foul of our fundamental right to privacy.
The court cannot simply declare privacy to be a fundamental right. It needs to explore its contours, including implications for the right to free speech.
The host of mandatory Aadhaar notifications state that ‘proof of possession’ or ‘authentication’ will suffice to access the required subsidy or service. Of the two phrases, only ‘authentication’ is defined in law.
The Prevention of Money Laundering Act will likely need to be amended for mandatory Aadhaar-bank account linkage. The punishment for non-compliance, however, is without doubt unconstitutional.