No! Indians are not watching “disturbing amount” of CSAM during lockdown

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No! Indians are not watching "disturbing amount" of CSAM during lockdown.

Several reputed media houses including Vice, Times of India, The Week, Hindustan Times etc. reported about an alleged 95% or 200% increase in the demand for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) during the COVID lockdown in India. While I have written several accounts of investigations into the proliferation of child sexual abuse material on platforms in India, such findings are … Read More

Filing a Complaint on National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal

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Filing a Complaint on National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has set up a dedicated platform for reporting cyber crimes from anywhere across the country. Though it caters to all types of cyber crimes, it puts special emphasis on cyber crimes against women and children. Once a complaint is filed on this portal, it is forward to the relevant law enforcement agency. In line … Read More

Admissibility of WhatsApp Chats in a Court of Law

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Admissibility of WhatsApp Chats in a Court of Law

Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives. Over the years, we have seen how internet-based services are being used in committing a crime. On the premises that WhatsApp has become a verb, I will be discussing the admissibility of WhatsApp Chats in a court of law. Important Definitions Section 2(1)(t) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 defines … Read More

Digital Justice System in India: Overview & Recent Trends

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Digital Justice System in India_ Overview & Recent Trends

Back in 2005, the need for re-engineering the processes of Indian Judiciary was felt in order to make optimum utilization of the human resources and to change the system of data management by utilizing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to its fullest extent. It can’t be denied that justice should be accessible, affordable, cost-effective, accountable and transparent. Therefore, ICT was … Read More

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) for Beginners

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California Consumer Privacy Act (2018)

I am sure you would have heard that data is the new oil. Modern-day enterprises thrive on data to make business decisions. To prevent misuse of data and recognise the rights of data subjects, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the UK Data Protection Act of 2018, and India’s Personal Data Protection Bill (PDPB) are some of the laws (or to-be … Read More

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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how to identify fake news

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