Introduction Coronavirus (hereinafter “Covid-19”) will go, but the kind of world it will leave behind will be a very different one than what it has been. This pandemic has brought the world to a standstill and has taken lives of … Continue reading Aarogya Setu App – A test for the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019
The government of India decided to stop the sale of medicines through unlicensed online platforms considering the fact that most of these platforms don’t have the necessary license to sell medicines online as required under the law. The government also … Continue reading e-Pharmacies and Right to Privacy: Need for Robust Regulatory Framework
In the popular motion picture STAR TREK 2: the wrath of Khan, Spock famously quotes: “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” In the wake of COVID 19, this statement is aptly suited because when there … Continue reading Unleash the fight against COVID 19: is it a Hobson’s choice between having the right to privacy and upkeeping the public interest?
On 1st May 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order mandating compulsory usage of ‘Aarogya Setu’ application for all employees who would be travelling to their respective workplaces.[i] The order also mandates that the state authorities will ensure … Continue reading Misuse of Aarogya Setu Data: Addressing the question of liability
On the 5th of March 2020, authorities in Lucknow erected banners across major road crossings in the city, identifying several anti–CAA protestors allegedly responsible for vandalism and causing loss to public property. The banners go on to expressly state the … Continue reading UP Hoardings: Upholding Privacy, The Chilling Effect and a Missed Opportunity
Few days back, I received a call from a close friend whose brother had tested positive for the COVID-19. Worrisome. However, what was further concerning was the misinformation being spread by the media, including one of the leading national newspapers! … Continue reading COVID-19, Medical Privacy, and Misinformation – A difficult tripod to balance?