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Information Technology Act
Opinion  /  Published 29.06.20

A case for truth to save media freedom

For some years now, the growing challenge to journalism has come from the increasing use of predictable laws. These are the Sections relating to sedition and criminal defamation in the Indian Penal Co...
By Sevanti Ninan in

Opinion  /  Published 05.02.20

Privacy and hunt for the code

The DNA technology (use and application) regulation bill and the personal data protection bill are under consideration by two separate parliamentary committees. It is necessary to discuss the nature o...
By Mandira Narain and Nupur Chowdhury in

India  /  Published 16.06.19

After-conviction trial plea in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has referred to a larger bench the question whether more people can be summoned to stand trial after the accused have been convicted. A larger bench has at least three judges.A Supre...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.05.19

What Priyanka Sharma's arrest says about us

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By Arghya Sengupta in

India  /  Published 14.05.19

Mamata morphed photo case: SC grants bail to BJP activist, asks her to apologise

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to a BJP activist arrested for allegedly posting a morphed image of Mamata Banerjee on social media, and asked her to apologise, while observing that freedom ...
By PTI in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 22.02.19

Rohingya getting help to settle in Assam, alleges minister Sarma

Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday alleged that vested interests were helping Rohingya refugees to settle in Assam.Sharing statistics of Rohingya detected in the state from 2009 to 2019, Sar...
By Avishek Sengupta in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.19

Proposed IT rules hurt right to free speech

The recent proposal of the executive to amend the Information Technology Act, 2000 after the ministry of home affairs issued an order allowing 10 Central agencies to have access to electronic communic...
By Mandira Narain in

India  /  Published 15.01.19

SC notice to Centre on snoop order petitions

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Union government on a batch of pleas challenging its recent gazette notification authorising some central agencies to “intercept, monitor and decrypt...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.01.19

SC gives Centre 6 weeks to reply to notice on PIL against 'snooping'

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a plea challenging the notification authorising 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any computer system and sought a respon...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.01.19

SC jail threat for officials posting 'objectionable' material

The Supreme Court on Monday threatened to jail any official responsible for the continued prosecution and harassment of people under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, which the court had ...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi


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