Privacy is a natural right

Privacy is a natural right“: We need a meaningful national dialogue on what personal privacy ought to mean in the Indian context before we move on to the right to privacy” reads the headline of Raju Rajagopal’s op-ed in Mint published on 16 August 2017. As a young advocate working on the privacy case, I have some…

Blocking Websites: An Open and Shut Case?

Blocking Websites: An Open and Shut Case?: Today in India, we are beginning to see diverse trends in cyberspace. One of the favourite ones is the repeated blocking of websites. And the latest to be blocked is the Internet Archive — www.archive.org – which was not accessible and even if accessed, displayed this message: “The website has been blocked…

Right to privacy crucial element of consumer rights in Digital India; here is why it is not absolute

Right to privacy crucial element of consumer rights in Digital India; here is why it is not absolute: I have written, spoken extensively about, and legally fought for a framework of legal rights for consumers and citizens—a critical issue as technology transforms and disrupts our lives, business and relationship between citizen and the government. I…

Realities remain in Digital India

Realities remain in Digital India: My exposure to Digital India was till recently a mix of government hype and the data my team routinely put together to share with our international partners. My first-hand interface began quite innocuously when the government asked us to link our Aadhaar and PAN cards and made this a requirement…