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Supreme Court hears the Aadhaar-PAN case; updates from Day 3

April 28, 2017

The hearing for the Aadhaar-PAN case spilled over to day 3 with Senior Counsel, Shyam Divan making his concluding remarks. Attorney General, Mukul Rohtagi, representing Union of India is scheduled to raise his arguments in

Supreme Court hears the Aadhaar-PAN case; updates from Day 1

April 27, 2017

The cases for linking Aadhaar to PAN and making it mandatory for Income Tax returns were heard before a bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Alok Bhushan in the Supreme Court on 26th April, 2017.

Do Supreme Court orders on Aadhaar still matter?

April 17, 2017

In response to questions from the opposition members in the Rajya Sabha on 10th April, Union Minister for Law & Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad categorically stated that the Aadhaar Act passed in March 2016 and

Notable technology and rights related litigations

April 12, 2017

Below is a compilation of some notable technology and rights related litigations from India, on-going and concluded. This list includes matters filed before the Indian Supreme Court as well as various High Courts, and covers

No Aadhaar, no service- Notifications making Aadhaar mandatory

March 28, 2017

In Aadhaar news, in the first few months of 2017, the Central Government has issued a spur of notifications making Aadhaar mandatory for various schemes that provide essentials and basic amenities. These notifications are issued

Aadhaar on trial: The litigations around Aadhaar

January 5, 2017

The development of Aadhaar over the years has opened a Pandora’s box of litigations against its various claims and processes that range on the spectrum from privacy rights to compulsory carrying of Aadhaar cards by

Cataloguing violations of Supreme Court’s orders on Aadhaar

August 17, 2016

The journey of the Aadhaar scheme can be traced back from its inception in 2006, following which it has undergone scrutiny by way of two Bills that aimed to provide it statutory backing, one Parliamentary

FAQ: Legal Position of Encryption in India

June 29, 2016

The Indian Supreme Court on 29th June, 2016 refused to entertain a petition that sought a ban on WhatsApp and other similar applications that use strong end to end encryption technologies to safeguard the communications

Journey of Aadhaar

May 21, 2016

The Aadhaar scheme has undergone scrutinies and challenges at various levels since its inception as the flagship program of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in 2006. In its journey, there have been two

Supreme Court and The IT Act

February 20, 2014

Since its introduction back in October 2000, the Information Technology Act has proved to be a highly controversial piece of legislation. In its thirteen-odd years of operation, the Act has managed to draw considerable criticism