Sharing of Information under the Aadhaar Law

The Unique Identification Authority of India has made various Regulations by virtue of the power under Section 54  ,  Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016. Aadhaar (Sharing of Information) Regulations, 2016 ; Aadhaar… Continue Reading

Justice K S Puttaswamy (Retd.) and anr versus Union of India and Ors

The post discusses the decision of the Hon’ble Apex Court in Justice K S Puttaswamy (Retd.), and another versus  Union of India and Others, decided on 24 August,2017. Background In M.P. Sharma and Ors. vs. Satish Chandra, District Magistrate, Delhi… Continue Reading

Power of High Courts to regulate Procedures of Practice

In our previous posts, we have been discussing various procedures and practical aspect of the legal practice. In this post, we will be discussing why are some of the practice procedures, forms, and fees are different in different subordinate courts… Continue Reading

Apex Investigation and Intelligence Institutions in India

National security is looked by various institutions. Some of these institutions have been established under different statutes and others are autonomous institutions. This post discusses the institutions working under the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Finance. These institutions… Continue Reading

Autonomous Societies of Ministry of Electronics and Technology (MeitY)

The Department of Information Technology was renamed to The Department of Electronics and Information Technology in 2012. On 19 July 2016, DeitY was made into full-fledged Ministry,  known as the Ministry of Electronics and Technology (MeitY), bifurcating it from the Ministry of… Continue Reading

Authorities under Information Technology Act , 2000

Information Technology Act, 2000 is one of the legislation, most talked about in the age of information. Government transactions (e-governance), personal communications between individuals; electronic commerce etc. all are based on the use of IT. In these circumstances, it becomes… Continue Reading

Power to monitor Communications

We are constantly under fear of surveillance of the communication. Even prior to communications via the internet, the Government has always enjoyed control over traditional means of communications. How there has been a change regarding regulation upon the postal articles;… Continue Reading

Compensation and Penalty in Case of Breach of Data Security under Various Laws

Data protection is an emerging issue. It is inter-related with various rights such as privacy, right to life, right to Internet etc. There is a boundary where the right of individuals over any information, personal in nature starts. Data protection… Continue Reading

Punishments for data breaches etc under the Aadhaar Law

Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 provides for issuing  Aadhaar numbers to individuals and perform authentication thereof. Chapter VI (Sections 28-33) deals with protection of the information collected under the provisions of the Act.… Continue Reading