The Privacy Battle Over the World’s Largest Biometric Database

The Privacy Battle Over the World’s Largest Biometric Database: In 2009, with little attention from abroad, the government of India launched a new identification program that has gone on to become the largest biometric database in the world. The program, known as Aadhaar, has collected the names, addresses, phone numbers—and perhaps more significantly, fingerprints, photographs,…

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…

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…