Information Technology Act 2000
Opinion  /  Published 24.11.21

Gaps remain: Data law

Data is the new gold. So said Prime Minister Narendra Modi two years ago, addressing supporters and potential investors during a public event in the American energy capital of Houston. On Monday, Mr M...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 02.09.21

Eyes wide open: Facial recognition technology

Big Brother is watching. Digital technology has been used in India in a limited way for some time now. But the evolution of the tools of surveillance and their gradual incursion into public space are ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 18.08.21

The legacy of Justice Rohinton Nariman

In his book on Zoroastrian scripture, Rohinton Nariman writes evocatively about Spenta Mainyu, the holy spirit that shows man the path to truth. As judge of the Supreme Court of India, Justice Na...
By Arghya Sengupta

India  /  Published 05.08.21

'Twitter yet to designate nodal contact person'

Twitter appointed a chief compliance officer and a resident grievance officer as a contingent arrangement, but has not designated a nodal contact person, Parliament was informed on Thursday. On May 2...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.08.21

SC issues notices on use of junked law

By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi


Business  /  Published 23.07.21

RBI plans to launch digital currency

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is drawing up a plan for a central bank digital currency and examining use cases that can be implemented with little or no disruption, deputy-governor T. Rabi Sankar sa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

India  /  Published 06.07.21

SC ‘shock’ at use of law scrapped in 2015

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed “shock” and “amazement” over the manner in which people were still being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act that w...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.21

Editorial: New target

Is Big Tech finally standing up to authoritarian regimes? The latest confrontation between the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Delhi and Twitter has fuelled such a speculation. In a rather du...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 28.04.21

Editorial: All quiet

Silence is desirable, silencing is best. The present Indian government has always loved this principle and now, as the country tries to fight a second wave of Covid-19 infections without enough oxygen...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 22.02.21

A different shade: changing colours of repression

Governments are not benign, and the use of the law and regulatory agencies against inconvenient voices is not new. Although it has become a reflex action for journalists to invoke a comparison with th...
By Sevanti Ninan


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