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

Banking Ombudsman – Things You Should Know

Titiksha SethLaw2 Comments

Banking Ombudsman is a quasi-judicial body established under the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to redress the grievances of the customers regarding certain banking services. Currently, the Banking Ombudsman Scheme 2006 is in force. Why do we need a separate quasi-judicial body when we already have the RBI and the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forums? … Read More

How to have safe transactions at an ATM?

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Having Safe Transactions in ATM

The advancement of technology, ease of banking and processes ranging from checking balance to transferring funds happening at the touch of a screen have driven people to go online. According to Reserve Bank of India, more than 90 percent of all reported transactions at banks between 2016 and 2017 were through the Internet in terms of volume. In 2015-16, this figure … Read More

Why should you be avoiding cheap smartphone?

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Across the world and most prominently in India, who doesn’t like that great deal that they get on a new smartphone? For as low as INR 1500 or $20 you can purchase a cheap smartphone right off the shelf of a phoney shop just about anywhere. There’s a whole rationale behind this how smartphone components are very cheap and sensors … Read More

Is Hosting a Porn Website Legal in India?

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Is hosting a Porn Website Legal in India

Out of hundreds of questions that are asked to us via our Facebook Page, E-Mails,  Helpline and Website on a daily basis, the question whether hosting a porn website is legal in India has been one of the most asked questions lately. While some questions sway towards offering services to pornographic websites and uploading content, the law certainly stays the same. … Read More

Comments on Draft Digital Information Security in Healthcare Act (DISHA)

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DISHA, Draft Digital Information Security in Healthcare Care

Undoubtedly, India is one country which is in the dire need for a data protection framework.  With the Committee of Experts chaired by Justice BN Srikrishna publishing the White Paper on Data Protection Framework for India (herein referred as the White Paper) in December 2017, the wheels have been indeed set in motion. And with the introduction of the draft bill of DISHA, we are surely headed in the right … Read More

Indian Court Sets Precedent in a Revenge Porn Case

Sahana ChaudhuriLaw6 Comments

Revenge Porn, Indian Law, Cyber Law, India

According to National Crime Records Bureau, there has been an increment of 157% in the number of cases reported for sharing of obscene content on the Internet since 2012. Women have always been the object of crime in India but now the crimes against women are increasing even in the virtual world. Sadly, the legal framework is not adequate yet … Read More

Is UIDAI a ‘body corporate?’

Titiksha SethLaw6 Comments

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a statutory authority established under the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (“Aadhaar Act, 2016”). It earlier functioned as an attached office of the Planning Commission (now known as NITI Aayog). The Aadhaar Act, 2016 with Section 11(2) clearly establishes UIDAI as a body corporate … Read More

Safer Internet Day 2018 – Are You Really Safe?

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(नोट: इस पोस्ट को हिन्दी मे पढ़ने के लिए नीचे जाये) Today is February 06, 2018. You might see a few tweets and Facebook posts here and there about this. Safer Internet Day was started off in 2004 in the UK which is now celebrated in more than 130 countries. People are doing their bit to make the Internet a … Read More