The Supreme Court’s new ruling that poll candidates and their relatives must reveal the source of their income, infringes their fundamental right to privacy
BY AAKRITI KOHLI| IN PRIVACY |28/09/2017
The absence of a legal framework compelling maximum disclosure by corporations on their use of customer data, is dangerous.
BY VENKATESH NAYAK| IN PRIVACY |28/07/2017
On at least three occasions, the Constitutional Courts protected the right to privacy of judges and the judiciary.
BY TIMOTHY SUMMERS| IN PRIVACY |19/12/2016
As an ethical hacker, my job is to help protect those who are unable, or lack the knowledge, to help themselves.
BY SANJAY GOEL| IN PRIVACY |20/09/2016
The extent and scope of intelligence agencies’ ability to intercept communications and collect information is mind-boggling.
BY SMARIKA KUMAR| IN LAW AND POLICY |08/04/2016
Using classification strategies to get legal sanction for new, controversial technologies is not unique or a one-off.
IN PRIVACY |04/09/2014
Indians are routinely subjected to government surveillance on a staggering scale -7500 to 9000 telephone interception orders by the Central Government each month!
IN PRIVACY |20/05/2014
Apart from the conflation of commercial data protection and privacy, the right to privacy bill has ill-informed and poorly drafted provisions to regulate surveillance.
BY BHAIRAV ACHARYA| IN PRIVACY |15/04/2014
The absence of a statute expressing the legislative will of a democracy to forge a common understanding of privacy is a matter of concern,
BY BHAIRAV ACHARYA| IN PRIVACY |18/11/2013
The Central Monitoring System project is being tested and put in place without the sanction of a specific Act of Parliament.
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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar. They also vandalised an exhibition organised by Mathrubhumi books in Kochi in protest. They found portions of a dialogue between two characters in the novel objectionable. The Mathrubhumi Weekly editor tweeted that literature was being mob lynched.                                

ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    
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