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

The Cyber Blog IndiaCyber Security, Law5 Comments

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

Global Removal of Defamatory Content

Srushti IyerLaw1 Comment

Social media platforms have taken centre-stage in our daily lives. Memes are being shared rapidly on various social media handles and it is pertinent to note that such images may defame public figures, politicians, friends, families, etc. Given that Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 had been struck down, it is reasonable to wonder the legal dynamics involved … Read More

Data theft by bank employees: Case Study and Remedies

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Modern-day banks store a plethora of personal and financial information of their customers. Right from Aadhar number, PAN number, address, mobile number, etc. to income tax returns, spending patterns, average monthly expenditure, property registration papers, and whatnot. In short, we, as customers, entrust the banks with every piece of information we share. However, the same may not always be the … Read More

Social Credit System in China

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Internet-based platforms have become a crucial mechanism for proper administration and unification of data around the world. At present, there might not be any such resourceful systems in western countries; however, a few design systems about the use of digital media have started to become accessible. The rise of social media in affiliation with advancements in data processing is giving … Read More

Regulating Online Streaming (OTT) Platforms in India

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Even with censorship, the Internet is a force for change. ~ Peter Singer Definitions and Background Online curated content services bypass conventional television mediums and offer video and audio streaming media services as an independent product. In 2006, the Ministry of I&B defined IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) in its order as: IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is a system where a … Read More

India needs to crackdown ​on the Sex Ad Business Online

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35-40% of the content downloaded in India is pornography. As per PornHub, India is also their 3rd largest traffic generating nation. And there are many more statistics to this tune that add validation to the fact that the consumption of pornography in India has gone up multiple folds since the telecommunication sector boom with dirt-cheap prices in the country. So … Read More

क्या भारत में पोर्न देखना गैर कानूनी है?

Raj PagariyaLaw14 Comments

पिछले पाँच वर्षों में हम करीब 225  से भी ज्यादा ब्लॉग आर्टिकल्स अंग्रेजी भाषा में प्रकाशित कर चुके है | यह हमारा हिंदी भाषा में लिखे जाने वाला पहला आर्टिकल है | सबसे पहले हमने पोर्न का विषय इसलिए चुना क्योंकि इससे सम्बंधित कई प्रश्न हमसे प्रतिदिन पूछे जाते है | भारत में पोर्न-सम्बंधित नियम-कानून क्या है? अगर स्पष्ट तौर … Read More

The Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011

Priyansh JainLaw2 Comments

This article covers the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011. While the Personal Data Protection Bill is still in the pipeline, this guideline is often resorted to when it comes to issues regarding the protection of sensitive personal data or information. These rules were issued by the concerned Ministry through exercising … Read More