right to privacy

Telangana HC notices to government, Hyderabad police chief over use of facial recognition tech

A PIL was filed in the Telangana HC challenging the deployment of facial recognition tech without any valid law on various grounds including violation of right to privacy, rule of law and equality.

published on : 4th January 2022

Pegasus row: SC appoints probe panel, says state can't get 'free pass' every time national security is raised

Pegasus is an Israeli spyware that is known to have targeted members of the civil society, including activists and journalists.

published on : 27th October 2021

Delhi HC grants protection to actress from invasion of privacy 

Without the woman's consent, various websites have uploaded her videos and some of them also superimposed objectionable and obscene commentaries on them.

published on : 26th August 2021

Right to privacy verdict was recognition of Constitution as foundation: Justice Chandrachud

On August 24, 2017, in a landmark verdict, the right to privacy was declared as a fundamental right under the Constitution by a nine-judge bench of which Justice Chandrachud was also a part.

published on : 17th July 2021

Experts see ground for WhatsApp to file lawsuit

The court will have to decide if it is proportionate to violate the privacy of everyone to identify one sender of a message,” wrote Pahwa.

published on : 27th May 2021

'New social media rules not against privacy; tracing messages only for very serious offences': Government

In a statement, the IT Ministry termed WhatsApp's last moment challenge to the intermediary guidelines as an unfortunate attempt to prevent norms from coming into effect.

published on : 26th May 2021

Possibility of Aadhaar getting more biometric features like DNA would give excessive power to Parliament, SC tells Centre

The Aadhaar scheme satisfies the test of proportionality by showing a rational nexus between the means and the goal, Attorney General KK Venugopal said.

published on : 4th April 2018

Your Aadhaar is now just a Google search away, says French ethical hacker

Aadhaar data provided to approved third party affiliates can be found with a simple Google search using the Aadhaar catchphrase ‘Mera Aadhaar Meri Pehchan’.

published on : 17th March 2018

Vulnerability of personal data for Aadhaar violation of rights, Supreme Court told

The Supreme Court on Wednesday was told that vulnerability of citizens' demographic and biometric data collected under Aadhaar to leaks is itself the violation of their right to privacy.

published on : 7th February 2018

Aadhaar hearing: Three issues raised before SC including pervasive violation of fundamental rights

The petitioners' counsel pointed out three issues as the Aadhaar matter was being argued before five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court.

published on : 18th January 2018

LGBT activists, community, netas hail SC move to review Section 377

LGBT activists, members of the community and their supporters in political circles were elated after the Supreme Court on Monday decided to review Section 377, which criminalises unnatural sex.

published on : 9th January 2018

Section 377 review: Five events surrounding the law criminalising gay sex you need to know

The Supreme Court today announced a review of the controversial ban on gay sex, saying no one should have to live in fear because of their sexuality.

published on : 8th January 2018

Aadhaar for PAN, ITR: Supreme Court questions maintainability of plea

The Supreme Court today questioned the maintainability of a petition challenging the provision mandating linking of Aadhaar with PAN number and for filing income tax returns.

published on : 17th November 2017

No Aadhaar? Need not link it to PAN to file I-T returns; SC partially stays Government Order

Supreme Court says until Constitution Bench passes order on pleas about Aadhar infringing right to privacy, those who don't possess Aadhar need not link it to PAN to file Income Tax returns

published on : 9th June 2017