Not possible to ban sardar jokes, but criminally punishable

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In 2015, A two judge bench of the Hon’ble apex court headed by Ex-Chief Justice T.S. Thakur had agreed to hear a PIL seeking ban on jokes against the Sardar community. In the list of contentions drawn out by Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), things like “racial profiling” and “bullying/ragging” were highlighted. The PIL was filed seeking a ban on … Read More

Right to be forgotten surfaces in India

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The Right to be forgotten as the name suggests is a right that enables people to have something about them be forgotten. Alternatively, to be removed from the public domain. There could so much information about you on the Internet. Not all of it of course you would love. But this right would not mean that you are going to … Read More

How to get Revenge Porn videos removed?

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This post about Revenge Porn is based on the queries that we receive from numerous people across the country. And honestly, we did not have a clear answer  about revenge porn removal until we did some digging. First of all, revenge porn is a growing menace on all Social Media platforms and even the websites that serve porn videos. For … Read More

Pornography Rules in India

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(इस आर्टिकल को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें) This is another one of those posts which I am writing because of a heavy amount of search queries. “Pornography rules in India”, are there any? If you ask a straightforward question, the answer is no. The reason so many people (not just youngsters) want an answer to this … Read More

India to soon have an Electronic Evidence Examiner

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With Governments notification dated 2nd January 2016 looks like India’s long struggle of proving digital evidence in court will soon come to an end. The notice declares that under Section 79A of IT Act, 2008 which empowers Central Government to appoint an Examiner of electronic evidence, India is soon to get one. As mandated by virtue of Sec. 79A of ITA, … Read More

Russia blocks LinkedIn app : Can India make such a move?

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You would be shocked to know that Russia requested Apple and Google to remove the LinkedIn app from their respective app stores. As reported by The New York Times a few months ago, a Russian court had ordered to block the networking portal. This was owing to the fact that LinkedIn was breaching the Russian Data Protection rules. The lawmakers in … Read More

Who is responsible for an Internet Banking fraud?

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An interesting question. Well, one that I’ve been asked several times about Internet Banking. However, I’ve never had a simple reply. Generally speaking, “who is responsible” for anything is a question that a judicial body answers. Advocates, Academicians, and Experts have opinions. We have seen cases wherein lakhs of rupees have been transferred from one bank account to another with … Read More

Stop using SMS OTP: Security is your responsibility

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We have written multiple articles about 2FA (Two factor authentication). I am happy to share that a lot of people have opted for 2FA on their accounts after reading our posts and talking to us. Either via our WhatsApp helpline, Facebook Page or on Direct Messages to our team members. If you haven’t read about 2FA and Google Authenticator yet, read this first. … Read More

Stopping children from viewing pornography

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In one of our earlier posts, we have talked about viewing pornography and its legality in India. Statistically, In India, about 70% of the internet traffic comes from viewing pornography. Which means that a major chunk of the Indian population consumes pornographic content on regular basis. Surveys have also suggested that viewing pornography is a habit mostly carried out through mobile phones. … Read More