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right to privacy

Drones cannot be used to enforce physical distancing norms, French Court rules

It’s against privacy rights and it gives governments unprecedented surveillance powers, right groups had argued.

18 May 2020 8:19 PM

AA Edit: Why does the government need cell phone data now?

The directive to telecom operators to provide CDRs of all mobile phone users in the country raises suspicions of surveillance

20 Mar 2020 2:31 PM

Snooping Row: SC defers hearing of PILs seeking quashing of MHA order

A Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that it would hear the case on a later date.

02 Jul 2019 1:59 PM

SC upholds Aadhaar but with caution, both sides of debate claim victory

The verdict was widely welcomed, with both sides in the acrimonious debate over Aadhaar's merits, claiming victory.

26 Sep 2018 7:58 PM

SC rules Aadhaar Act valid, but card need not be linked to mobile, bank

Top courted said Aadhaar empowered the marginalised, also ruled that private entities can't ask for it.

26 Sep 2018 11:17 AM


Can Aadhaar be made mandatory? SC verdict today

The top court had reserved its verdict on petitions challenging constitutional validity of Aadhaar on May 10.

25 Sep 2018 7:00 PM

Aadhaar, world’s largest biometric database sued for data leaks

The two-judge bench headed by Justice S Ravindra Bhat has asked UIDAI to submit a response to the petition filed by a law professor.

22 Aug 2018 12:34 PM

Love is blind: Kerala HC quashes college move to expel students over affair

'Love is blind and an innate humane instinct. It is all about individuals and their freedom,' Kerala HC said

22 Jul 2018 9:16 PM

Centre seeks ban on female genital mutilation, SC gives nod

FMG is practice prevalent among Dawoodi Bohra religious community of Shia sect, as it is crime and punishable offence.

09 Jul 2018 5:28 PM

Why guarding privacy, protecting your data is becoming vital in our digital age

No one quite knows when the Srikrishna Committee will present its final report to the government, but it could be pretty soon.

14 Jun 2018 2:15 AM


Aadhaar will lead to an Orwellian state, says Supreme Court

Right to privacy of citizens in sharing Aadhaar details and national interest should be balanced, says SC.

25 Jan 2018 1:19 AM

Need to balance national interest, right to privacy: SC on Aadhaar issue

Kapil Sibal, appearing for one of the petitioners, said: “Big brother is constantly watching us. Why should the big brother have that data?

24 Jan 2018 7:22 PM

Make Aadhaar law unconstitutional, says senior counsel Divan in SC

Aadhaar data breach is an ex-facie violation of an individual’s fundamental 'right to privacy,' the counsel further said.

18 Jan 2018 9:21 PM

Year ender 2017: Joys and sorrows; judgements that left a mark this year

2017 has been a noteworthy year with SC of India and other subordinate courts passing landmark decisions having a strong impact on people.

26 Dec 2017 4:45 PM

Govt extends public opinion deadline for data privacy till Jan 31

The SC in an earlier judgement declared right to privacy a fundamental right, which could impact a range of life choices of Indians.

19 Dec 2017 8:49 AM


Govt extends deadline for Aadhaar link to March 31

Divan urged the court to stay various notifications under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act to link the Aadhaar card with bank accounts.

26 Oct 2017 12:49 AM

This new website will solve all your online privacy issues

The website will also feature resources on privacy laws around the world, Indian and international reports on privacy.

25 Oct 2017 5:38 PM

SC's judgement on privacy protects Aadhar: Jaitley

Finance Minister is in US to attend annual meetings of IMF and World Bank.

11 Oct 2017 12:49 PM

Press and privacy

These rules give a broad idea of where the right of privacy ends and rights of the press prevail.

02 Oct 2017 12:26 AM

Financial, digital inclusion go hand in hand: Law and IT Minister Prasad

The minister also said questions around privacy are being raised with increase in digitisation.

14 Sep 2017 9:49 AM