Internet Access: A fundamental right or a matter of government control?

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Internet Access: A fundamental right or a matter of government control?

Access to the Internet as a fundamental right was declared by the Kerala High Court in September 2019. The Supreme Court of India also backed this decision by upholding that the right to access the Internet forms an integral part of the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression. In this concern, the Supreme Court ordered the restoration of … Read More

Removal of Nude Photos from Google Search Results

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Removal of Nude Photos from Google Search Results

In the last couple of months, we have helped over 100 victims in filing their content takedown requests on multiple websites and platforms. So often, the content gets indexed in Google Search Results. This content is sexually explicit and usually published without the consent of the individual who is clearly identifiable in images/videos. So, we have prepared this step-by-step guide … Read More

How to identify fake news? Key takeaways from BPRD’s Guide

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Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPRD)’s National Cyber Research & Innovation Centre (NCR&IC) published a guide for law enforcement agencies on spotting and investigating fake news and misinformation. This 40-page guide was published on May 08, 2020, but it was subsequently removed from the public domain on May 10, 2020. The actual reasons as to why this guide was … Read More

Understanding Anonymisation, Pseudonymisation and De-identification in the context of GDPR and PDPB

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In recent times, the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as GDPR) of the European Union has been a document of interest to Indians. The main reason for the same is that the legislative body of India has drafted a bill called the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (hereinafter referred to as PDPB). Ever since the Justice K. … Read More

Can Artificial Intelligence reform the justice system?

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Ever since the onset of COVID-19 and the ensuing lockdown, the Indian judiciary had to adopt technology in the administration of justice. Courts have started using video conferencing facilities provided by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to conduct proceedings online. However, adopting technology is not the same as embracing it. Imagine a situation in which the judge is equipped with … Read More

Aarogya Setu Application and Privacy Concerns

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A contact-tracing application, Aarogya Setu (meaning ‘health bridge’), was launched by the Central Government on April 2, 2020, for effectively tracking COVID-19 infected persons and alarming the application users about the same. However, the app has attracted much scepticism from cyber experts who worry that this might turn into an instrument for mass governmental surveillance, infringing users’ privacy. The app, … Read More

Coronavirus: Fake News, Phishing Campaigns, Malware Attacks, and much more

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COVID-19, or Coronavirus, has brought the world community to a standstill. With any issue that creates panic among the general population, the threat of cyber crimes or cyber attacks becomes imminent. Needless to say, there are hundreds of examples showing how attackers are exploiting the situation and preying on people’s fears. With most of the employees working from home, the … Read More