Right to Privacy

Defining the Right to Privacy in India in light of Justice KS Puttaswamy & Anr. v. Union of India (2017)

Defining the Right to Privacy in India in light of Justice KS Puttaswamy & Anr. v. Union of India (2017)

A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India on August 24 ruled that right to privacy is a fundamental right ...
The Indian Supreme Court Declares the Constitutional Right to Privacy

The Indian Supreme Court Declares the Constitutional Right to Privacy

2017 has been a big year for constitutional development in India. In a historic and landmark decision, a 9-judge ...
Watching the Indian Supreme Court Walk a Tight-Rope on the Right to Privacy in a Digital Age

Watching the Indian Supreme Court Walk a Tight-Rope on the Right to Privacy in a Digital Age

A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India has reserved its decision on whether or not there is a ...
The Constitutional Conundrum of The Right to Privacy in India

The Constitutional Conundrum of The Right to Privacy in India

A nine-judge constitution bench of Supreme Court of India is currently considering whether privacy is a ...
Aadhaar and the Right to Privacy

Aadhaar and the Right to Privacy

The Indian legal community is currently on tenterhooks awaiting judgment from the Supreme Court about the ...
Pihl v Sweden: the ECtHR’s Unhelpful Preoccupation with Hate Speech

Pihl v Sweden: the ECtHR’s Unhelpful Preoccupation with Hate Speech

On 9 March 2017, the Third Section of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) declared inadmissible a complaint ...
Re-victimizing Victims of Sexual Assault: UK Child Benefit Laws

Re-victimizing Victims of Sexual Assault: UK Child Benefit Laws

In the last few years, the UK has been relentlessly pursuing austerity measures and drastically reducing welfare ...
The Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data

The Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data

The recent publication of the Law Commission’s consultation paper The Protection of Official Data has generated a ...
What’s in a name? The criminal implications of pleasantries

What’s in a name? The criminal implications of pleasantries

In September a new batch of research assistants started at the Law Commission in London. Having collected them ...
Aadhaar’s Bearing on India’s Public Distribution System and the Right to Food

Aadhaar’s Bearing on India’s Public Distribution System and the Right to Food

Since 1951 India's Public Distribution System (PDS) has operated as a safety net for millions of poor households. ...
Drone Journalism and Regulatory Challenges in India

Drone Journalism and Regulatory Challenges in India

Drones can be used for journalism, alongside many other civilian purposes. Ethical considerations such as safety ...
PJS v News Group Newspapers: Threesomes! Privacy! Social Media!

PJS v News Group Newspapers: Threesomes! Privacy! Social Media!

On 19 May 2016, the UK Supreme Court handed down judgment in PJS v News Group Newspapers Limited. This decision ...

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