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

[Guest Post] Budget 2018 – Taxing times for Capital Gains

The post has been contributed by Mr. Girish Vanvari , National Head of Tax at KPMG. He is a Chartered Accountant (Gold Medalist). His experience includes advising on many of the largest M&A deals and restructuring transactions in India on a year-to-year basis.… Continue Reading

Legal Provisions to counter Cyber Pornography

Editor’s Note: This post highlights the key provisions in the Indian IT Act, 2000 to counter cyber pornography. This post also highlights the most recent steps taken by the Government of India, on the directions of the Supreme Court, in… Continue Reading

Is there anything such as a Right to Die?

Right to die (also referred to as Euthanasia) is the premature ending of the life of a suffering person. Euthanasia encompasses various dimensions, from active (introducing something to cause death) to passive (withholding treatment or supportive measures); voluntary (consent) to… Continue Reading

Apex Court’s Judgment in Lok Prahari vs. Union of India on Amendment of Form 26, The Conduct of Elections Rules,1961

1. Background The matter of declaring the  antecedents of the candidate during election has been brought before the Supreme Court in various petitions. In Union of India v. Association for Democratic Reforms & Another, (2002) 5 SCC 294, hereafter referred to… Continue Reading