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Supreme Court upholds Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right

August 24, 2017

In a momentous judgment delivered in the case of K. S Puttaswamy (Retd.) & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors. [Writ Petition (Civil) No. 494 of 2012] today, the Supreme Court of India affirmed

Delhi Tech Talks [June 23, 2017; New Delhi]

June 26, 2017

On June 23, 2017, the second edition of Delhi Tech Talks – a collaborative series of quarterly discussions on the state of tech policy in India – was organized by the Centre for Communication Governance

UIDAI / Aadhaar: Breaches and Leaks

April 24, 2017

News reports of Aadhaar numbers and related information leaking have been appearing frequently since early February 2017. We are collecting information on leaks involving UIDAI / Aadhaar in order to make the data more accessible. We

RightsCon 2017, Brussels – An Overview

April 7, 2017

RightsCon 2017 is over, and we have lots to say about it. The Conference took place over a three day period, i.e. 29-31 March 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. We would like to thank Access Now

‘Putting all Aadhaar data in one big box is ill advised’: Mishi Choudhary

November 9, 2016

Mishi Choudhary, in an interview with Business Standard, published on 3rd October, 2016 talks about the lack of privacy, data protection and the impediment it causes thereto in light of the government’s ambitious Digital India

The WhatsApp Privacy Saga (Part 1)

September 23, 2016

CC BY-SA 3.0 NY WhatsApp updated its privacy policy on August 25, 2016 for the first time since its acquisition by Facebook in October 2015. As per the updated policy, WhatsApp will now share limited

Roundtable: Privacy & Data Protection in the Digital Economy (Bengaluru, 4th August, 2016)

August 2, 2016

The digital India initiative, coupled with the Government’s plan to boost emergence of start-ups in India points directly to an economy supported by the digital infrastructure. A swift shift to the information based economy requires

Marco Civil da Internet – the Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights

May 8, 2014

President  Dilma Rousseff signed into law Marco Civil da Internet, often dubbed as the Internet Bill of Rights, on April 23, 2014 at NETmundial, the Global Multistakeholder meeting on Internet Governance.  The Bill was earlier