India’s lack of PDP laws and attempt to regulate Social Media Platforms

Introduction The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha allegedly granted an allowance parliamentary committee to submit its report on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (PDP Bill) for the fourth time, recently. The previous report suggestion deadline was extended till the latter half of the Budget Session. According to numerous sources, the Committee would present... Continue Reading →

Right to Privacy

The simple Meaning of this Term is; To be free and alone without unnecessary public interference.  UDHR(Universal Declaration of Human rights,1948(Article 12), International Covenant on Civil and Political  Rights,1966 ( Article 17), European Convention on Human Rights(Article 8) defines Right of Privacy. In the Indian  Constitution Right to Privacy is not mentioned in any Article,... Continue Reading →

BIOGRAPHY OF CHIEF JUSTICE Y.V. CHANDRACHUD

It is not an easy job…my biggest achievement is that I am leaving an undivided court for my successor - Y.V Chandrachud “On my first day to court, my father introduced me to Justice Chandrachud who was then a public prosecutor. My father had said that this young man will be the Chief Justice Of... Continue Reading →

Introduction: Shadowfax- an online to offline startup crowded delivery and third party logistics service provider started by Abhishek Bansal and Vaibhav Khandelwal based in Bengaluru in 2015. Meesho – E-commerce based in bengaluru founded by two IIT graduates Vidit Aatrey and Sanjeev Barnwal in 2015, where it provides small business to reach out customers via... Continue Reading →

MISLEADING ADVERTISEMENT

“Advertising is the art of persuasion.” — William Bernbach Let's start with knowing what is misleading advertisement. According to section 2(28) of the consumer protection act 2019, misleading advertisements are 1)which falsely describe any product or Service. 2)gives a false guarantee to or is likely to mislead the consumers as to the nature, substance, quantity or... Continue Reading →

Social Media Laws and its Implications

What Is the Law Regarding social media? The legal landscape surrounding social media is changing. In general, "social media law" refers to the legal difficulties surrounding user-generated information and the online websites that host it "According to Corinne Chen, an associate attorney at the New York law firm Romano Law. Because it encompasses the internet... Continue Reading →

Liability of WhatsApp Group Admin

INTRODUCTION WhatsApp – the most used messaging mobile Application in the world, has become a virtual space for instant sharing of text and voice messages, pictures, videos, documents, and even making payments. Another feature is that of WhatsApp Group, where anyone can form a group and has certain limited controls of adding and removing members... Continue Reading →

Cyber Feminism

The extensive use of technology in today’s world creates certain mandates. Firstly, the safety of self-expression in cyber space. Secondly to ensure that the space is devoid of sexual advances towards any person. However, the laws dealing with these issues such as the Indian Penal Code, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences and Cyber Laws... Continue Reading →

TRIAL BY MEDIA

The media in India is one of the freest in the world in terms of legal constraints. Freedom of expression incorporated in her Constitution in Article 19(1) remains an important facilitator for widespread engagement within a democratic atmosphere. As beautifully remarked by the first Prime Minister of independent India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru - “I would... Continue Reading →

Zee Sony Marriage

INTRODUCTIONZee Entertainment and Sony Pictures Networks India are merging, with the latter injecting an additional $1.6 billion into the combined organisation to fuel future expansion.This news could not have come at a better moment for Punit Goenka's entertainment enterprise. The majority of Zee Entertainment's shareholders voted to fire Goenka and two other independent directors. While... Continue Reading →

THE ROLE OF MEDIA IN OUR DEMOCRACY

Media plays a very important role in our democracy. It is considered as the fourth pillar of democracy. It is not only the voice of people but also at the same time acts as a means to promote the spirit of justice among people. Television , radio newspapers , magazines, etc. are some kinds of... Continue Reading →

Explained: Right to be forgotten

Introduction In the digital era today, forgetting has become expensive. The internet is a Pandora’s Box full of information and misinformation available to everyone at all times. With such possibilities of misuse, data regulation is a necessity. However it comes at the cost of placing restrictions on the freedom of getting and giving out information.... Continue Reading →

An analysis of hindrance caused to judicial procedures due to media trials and its rectification

INTRODUCTION: The demi-world of journalism is like the fun house of mirrors that one finds in carnivals. In one reflection you are too fat; in another you are absurdly thin; in another reflection you appear to have an elongated neck; in another, a flat head, - in still another you have next to nobody. Yet... Continue Reading →

Do we really live in two India’s ?

Since last couple of days, there has been a huge outrage on Vir Das's Monologue at the Kennedy Center. While some of the people have called his Monologue a reality and a reflection of today's India, most of the people are offended. There have been contradictory opinions on his piece across the internet and he... Continue Reading →

Communication Convergence Bill, 2001

The Communications Convergence Bill, 2001 (Convergence Bill) aims at promoting, facilitating and developing the carriage and content of communications including broadcasting, telecommunication and multimedia in an orderly manner. It recognizes the coming together of voice, video and data, aims to set up a single super-regulator for the telecom, Internet and broadcasting sectors, to be called... Continue Reading →

Defamation on Social Media (Cyber Defamation)

“Walk away from gossip and verbal defamation. Speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.” Steve Maraboli Social media is a computer-based technology that facilitates the sharing of ideas, thoughts, and information through the building of virtual networks and communities. ... Users engage with social media via... Continue Reading →

WHY THERE IS NEED TO EVALUATE NUCLEAR FOOTBALL?

Nuclear football Wherever the president of united states of America goes to travel, one military aide also moves along with him carrying a suitcase or briefcase in which nuclear weapons with its launch codes to authorize a nuclear attack while away from fixed command centres, then that nuclear weapon carrying briefcase is termed as nuclear... Continue Reading →

Rights of LGBTQ person in India and the struggle for Societal Acceptance

‘I am what I am, so take me as I am’ Johann Wolfgang Shakespeare through one of his characters in a play says ―What’s in a name? If we call a rose by any other name, then also it would smell the same. This phrase conveys that what really matters are the essential qualities and fundamental... Continue Reading →

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media as the word suggests it's a medium through which one can connect with the society at large. Various social media platforms are available such as facebook, Instagram, hike, messengers,telegram,whatsapp etc which help a person to share his own personal life events with his friends, followers or the community that he or she is... Continue Reading →

PRESS; THE 4TH PILLAR OF DEMOCRACY

INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA The Indian media consists of several different types of communications of mass media: television, radio, cinema, newspapers, magazines, and Internet-based Websites/portals. Indian media was active since the late 18th century. The print media started in India as early as 1780. Radio broadcasting began in 1927. Indian media is among the oldest in... Continue Reading →

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