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February 26 2022
Does Telephone Tapping violate your Right to Privacy?
The Chhattisgarh High Court has said that telephone tapping violates the right to privacy, unless it is done according to established legal procedure. The High Court relied on an earlier judgement of the Supreme Court which laid down guidelines for telephone tapping. What are these guidelines/safeguards? Only the Home Secretary can issue […]
February 24 2022
5 Rights that are part of Your Right to Life
The Delhi High Court has confirmed that every individual has a right to access to drinking water of a quantity and quality equal to their basic needs. The Court held that it is a settled legal position that right to access to drinking water is fundamental to life, and the Government has a duty under […]
February 24 2022
Does the Aarogya Setu app violate the Fundamental Right to Privacy?
The Karnataka High Court has said that sharing a citizen’s health data without their consent violates the right to privacy guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1950. The Court has now temporarily restrained the Government and the National Informatics Centre from sharing response data from the Aarogya Setu app, unless they take […]
February 21 2022
5 things you didn’t know about Cybercrime
The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked all States to examine and register First Information Reports (FIRs) based on the complaints received on the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal – www.cybercrime.gov.in. As per data available with the Ministry, only 2.5% of total complaints registered on the portal are converted into FIRs. Which laws govern cybercrime in […]
March 05 2022
Did you know: Good roads are a fundamental right of citizens
The Karnataka High Court passed an order instructing the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to ensure that the roads of Bengaluru did not have potholes. The Court gave them an additional responsibility to check road conditions after a couple of months to guarantee good roads. What is Article 21? Article 21 of the Constitution guarantees […]