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

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

The Indian Data Protection & Privacy Law: Rights I should have

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The Indian Data Protection & Privacy law- Rights I should have

The Advocate-General of India, Mr. Mukul Rohatgi has recently stated in his submissions to the honorable Supreme Court that the Government is working on a Data Protection & Privacy Law. The AG also said that TRAI has already started drafting this framework. The Government is expecting to enact it by Diwali. Privacy and protection of data are two of the … Read More

Madras High Court says electronic evidence is admissible under Sec 62 without 65B certificate

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At this stage itself, I find it imperative to direct our readers to this post about Digital Evidence Law in India. Before talking about the recent order of the Madurai Bench of the High Court, we must take a look at what is the difference between primary and secondary electronic evidence. Primary Electronic Evidence, legally speaking is something a lawyer would … Read More

IT Act is a special provision, so special effect

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On December 12th 2016, In Sharat Babu Digumarti vs. Govt. of NCT [Judgment from LiveLaw], the Supreme Court heard claims of both the parties regarding a wide variety of issues. The main portion relevant for this post is with reference to the dispute between IT Act and the IPC. The Attorney General’s opinion was also taken by the Hon’ble court … 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

Pornography Rules in India

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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 question is because they are consuming pornography and are afraid whether … 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

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

Cyber Bullying is real, but here is what you can do

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Cyber Bullying is a plague contaminating the entire Indian Social Media space rapidly. School students, Adults, Professionals and even the elderly have been a victim of Cyber Bullying. Sona Mohapatra, a renowned musician in the Indian music fraternity was publicly Cyber Bullied by fans of the actor, Salman Khan for days, after her tweet  about his latest controversy went viral. Personally, … Read More