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PILs against MHA’s ‘snoop diktat’: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Ashok Bhushan and Sanjay Kishan Kaul has issued notice to the Central Government on a batch of Public Interest Litigation (PILs) seeking quashing of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notification dated December 20, 2018 authorising ten central agencies…
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THE LEAFLET DEBATE: Is MHA order a ‘licence to snoop’?

A look at social media trends and hashtags suggests that an Orwellian state or a police state has been unleashed by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The Leaflet published a legal analytical piece ringing alarm bells. This current piece is an endeavour to examine the MHA Order dated December 20, 2018 solely from the point…
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[Breaking] Review petition filed against Supreme Court’s Constitution Bench Aadhaar judgment

In a major development, a review petition against the Supreme Court of India’s Aadhaar judgment delivered on September 26, 2018 — in the matter of Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) v. Union of India & Others — has been filed in the apex court today, December 24, 2018. The review petition has been filed in the Supreme Court…
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The curious case of a cryptic notification: MHA’s mass snoop diktat is not only unconstitutional, but contrary to IT Safeguard Rules, 2009

On December 20, 2018 the Central Government through the Ministry of Home Affairs brought out a notification in exercise of its powers under Section 69(2) and Section 87(2)(y) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 read with Rule 4 of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Interception, Monitoring, and Decryption of Information) Rules 2009 —…
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