Regulating Video Streaming Platforms – Delhi HC says NO!

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Regulating Video Streaming Platforms - Delhi HC says NO! (Background Image: katemangostar, freepik.com)

In recent times, people in India have started exploring new sources of entertainment. In proportionality to the deduction of the internet charges in India, more and more people of the country have received access to the web at a cheaper affordable price. The launch of Jio eventually led to internet prices of all service providers taking a significant downfall. Earlier, … Read More

Legality of Bitcoins in India

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Legality of Bitcoins in India

The revolution of technology has caused a huge shift in almost every sector and impacted each and every sphere of life. The development has been on a rise, thanks to the rapid pace of innovative ideas and think-tanks. Digital currency is an emerging idea, developed over the past few years. The concept has been for quite a time now but … Read More

AI Devices & Legal Issues

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AI Devices & Legal Issues

With the rapid advancements in technology, new problems and issues are arising that our IT Act and subsequent rules are unable to handle. One of such issues is AI-based devices. There are many computing devices and software which we have been using for a long time now and our law is being amended or interpreted to an extent to deal … Read More

India’s evolving data privacy jurisprudence – It’s 2019 and we’re missing the point!

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India's evolving data privacy jurisprudence - It's 2019 and we're missing the point!

Much has been said already about the recent order of the MHA under Section 69 of the IT Act notifying ten agencies to “intercept, monitor or decrypt” “information generated, transmitted, received or stored” in any computer resource. While it is controversial in the context of a feared police state of mass surveillance, the notification not only extends to intermediaries and … Read More

Bombay HC denies bail under Section 67A

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Bombay HC denies bail under Section 67A

It is a rare sight to see an Indian court convicting an accused under the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Earlier this year in March 2018, a Judicial Magistrate First Class Court in Purba Medinipur district, West Bengal convicted an accused with five years of imprisonment in a revenge porn case. Considering that most of the offences under the … Read More

How an Internet search took a life – The Story of Wei Zexi

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How an Internet search took a life - The Story of Wei Zexi.

The biggest irony of our generation is that WhatsApp has become a verb. This quote was written by Mr Nitish Chandan, our Founder in November 2015 and we accordingly posted on Facebook here. An exactly similar statement can be made when it comes to the search-engine giant Google. As of July 2018, Google has a staggering 86.2% market share worldwide. The … Read More

Accessing Banned Websites into Jail: Egypt and Cyber Law

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Accessing Banned Websites into Jail: Egypt & Cyber Law

Access to the Internet, some may say is totally fundamental to one’s rights as a citizen. So much so that courts across the world have begun saying this. As a global community of Internet users, we are far ahead of debates about the whole existence of the Internet and whether or not it was made for the purposes that it … Read More

Obscenity & the Indian Law

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Obscenity & the Indian Law

The best way to define obscenity is actually to not define it. Not because it would be lewd, overreaching or offensive in diktat but because no one has actually done it. Obscenity changes with time, values, society, popular culture etc. The number of things that have a direct impact on the standards and level of obscenity are many and locking … Read More

Getting Revenge Porn Videos Removed from Twitter [Case Study]

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Getting Revenge Porn Videos Removed from Twitter

How many times has a text from your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend made you afraid? If the number is high, the probability that message being threatening or derogatory is equally high. A person being threatened of his/her integrity via illicit images and videos always thinks what went wrong and what can be done now. These pictures and videos are generally taken when you … Read More

Our Recommendations to the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018

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The Cyber Blog India's Recommendations to the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018

Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology has invited public comments on the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018. This post contains recommendations made by us to the Ministry. These recommendations can be downloaded in the form of a PDF file from here.   (Please refer to the PDF document for acronyms.) 1. Right to be Forgotten u/s 27 Issue 1: … Read More