Unleash the fight against COVID 19: is it a Hobson’s choice between having the right to privacy and upkeeping the public interest?

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?

UP Hoardings: Upholding Privacy, The Chilling Effect and a Missed Opportunity

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

COVID-19, Medical Privacy, and Misinformation – A difficult tripod to balance?

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?