Is the circulation of e-papers on Telegram legal?

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Is the circulation of e-papers on Telegram legal?

COVID-19 restrictions have severely affected the distribution of print media. As a result, e-paper subscriptions have witnessed a rampant growth as traditional news houses are switching to digital papers (or e-papers) for their print daily. Simultaneously, digital copies of newspapers are increasingly being shared across social media platforms and instant messaging applications like Telegram and WhatsApp. On May 29, 2020, … Read More

Do grandparents require parental consent to post photos of their minor grandchildren online?

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Grandparents require parental consent

Consent plays a key component of any data protection and privacy legislation. It has been very well defined in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Before we discuss further, it is important to note that GDPR is considered as one of the most stringent data protection laws across the globe. How is consent defined? Consent of a data … Read More

Kaviyarasu v. State of Karnataka

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Kaviyarasu v. State of Karnataka

Kaviyarasu v. State of Karnataka In the Karnataka High Court Cr.P. 2222/2020 Before Justice N.K. Sudhindrarao Decided on May 11, 2020 Relevancy of the case: Bail in a case registered under Section 67B and POCSO Act Statutes & Provisions Involved The Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 67B) The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Section 439) Relevant Facts of the Case … 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

Swami Ramdev and Ors v. Facebook Inc and Ors

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Swami Ramdev & Ors v. Facebook & Ors. 263 (2019) DLT 689 In the High Court of Delhi CS (OS) 27/2019 Before Justice Pratibha M. Singh Decided on October 23, 2019 Relevancy of the case: Global removal of defamatory content Statutes & Provisions Involved The Information Technology Act, 2000 (Section 79) Relevant Facts of the Case The allegation of the … Read More

The Great Indian WhatsApp University

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WhatsApp is one of the most popular platforms for communication in India. With a user base of more than 400 million users, it has unfortunately become one of the most misused platforms, as far as misinformation and fake news are concerned. Owing to this, the term “WhatsApp University” has emerged, which is slang for the most ridiculous and unreal news … Read More

Forwarding derogatory post on Facebook: S. Ve Shekar Case

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On an average, people spend more than 135 minutes (Statista Survey) on Social Media websites by liking, commenting, sharing, retweeting and double tapping posts from people and pages. With the reach of social media exceeding the other modes of communication, it is imperative to be responsible on social media about what you are liking and sharing. If you follow a … Read More

Are WhatsApp Group Admins liable for fake news?

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Recently, WhatsApp has been the centre of attraction of many debates in India. Some calling action from the communication platform and some seeking assistance and accountability. While the pressing reason for this remains the incidents of mob lynching and the spread of hateful/fake/inciteful images, videos, news etc. over chats, new developments are only giving birth to newer challenges for both … Read More