Right to Privacy

The Surveillance State, Privacy and Criminal Investigation in India: Possible Futures in a Post-Puttaswamy World

The Surveillance State, Privacy and Criminal Investigation in India: Possible Futures in a Post-Puttaswamy World

With a strong conception of privacy focussed on individual liberty after Puttaswamy, there is now a starting point ...
New Beginnings: Indian Rights Jurisprudence After Puttaswamy

New Beginnings: Indian Rights Jurisprudence After Puttaswamy

Puttaswamy opens up the possibility of Constitution 3.0 that places the individual at the center and through a ...
Does India’s covid-19 Contact Tracing App Violate Digital Rights?

Does India’s covid-19 Contact Tracing App Violate Digital Rights?

On 14 April 2020, during his speech on the extension of the lockdown in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged ...
Covering Up for the Face Covering Regulation: A Janus-Faced Position

Covering Up for the Face Covering Regulation: A Janus-Faced Position

The storm over Hong Kong’s rule of law rages on, as the Court of Appeal (the “Court”) delivered the judgment of ...
El Gizouli: Mutual Legal Assistance Meets Data Protection

El Gizouli: Mutual Legal Assistance Meets Data Protection

On 25 March 2020, the UK Supreme Court issued R (El Gizouli) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] ...
Dutch Court Provides Valuable Precedent for Human Rights in the Digital Welfare State

Dutch Court Provides Valuable Precedent for Human Rights in the Digital Welfare State

Even as the use of technologies utilising ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘big data’ proliferates in the public ...
High Court of Kenya suspends implementation of biometric ID system

High Court of Kenya suspends implementation of biometric ID system

On 30 January 2020, the High Court of Kenya – the first level of the country’s superior courts, whose decisions ...
Facial Recognition Technology: The High Court’s flawed approach to information privacy

Facial Recognition Technology: The High Court’s flawed approach to information privacy

In September 2019, the English High Court ruled the use of automated facial recognition technology (AFR) by South ...
JCHR Report: The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution

JCHR Report: The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution

On 3 November 2019, the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) published a report on The Right to Privacy (Article ...
Why the Digitization of Welfare States is a Pressing Human Rights Issue

Why the Digitization of Welfare States is a Pressing Human Rights Issue

In this blog post, Director of NYU Law’s Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Project, Christiaan van Veen, ...
Protecting the right to privacy against doxxing: injunction as the only effective means

Protecting the right to privacy against doxxing: injunction as the only effective means

Doxxing refers to the act of researching one’s private information (e.g. home address) and then exposing it ...
Police Use of Automated Facial Recognition Technology: an Emerging Challenge for Human Rights

Police Use of Automated Facial Recognition Technology: an Emerging Challenge for Human Rights

Earlier this week, the High Court at Cardiff held that police use of automated facial recognition technology (AFR) ...

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