IntellecTech Law is a non-profit think tank and a virtual forum for reviewing and analyzing ground-breaking legal developments in Intellectual Property, Technology, Media, Telecom, Privacy and Competition Laws. We strive to not limit ourselves but look at the most challenging issues in the intersection of these subjects with other subject areas as well.

  • Death by Filter: Examining Snapchat’s Liability
    Posted on May 31, 2021 Authored by Ritika Acharya* Introduction In a ruling dated 4th May, 2021, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (“the Panel”) set in motion the idea that social media platforms can be held liable for building or enabling features that are so inherently dangerous to its users that the product […]
  • IP-Backed Financing In Times of COVID-19: The Path Forward
    Posted on May 28, 2021 Co-authored by Naintara Bipin Balakrishnan and Tanya Garg* This article is the second part of the two-part series analysing the significance of Intellectual Property (“IP”) as a strategic asset, the various types of IP-backed financing, and finally, the approach taken by India vis-a-vis other countries. In the first part, the […]
  • News Corner: What Is Happening With WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy?
    The WhatsApp Privacy Policy Update (“2021 update”) released in January this year has been making many headlines consistently ever since. The said update took effect on May 15th. WhatsApp has explained that in order for users to have access to the functionality of the app, they have to accept the new terms. WhatsApp has started […]
  • IP-Backed Financing: A New Avenue of Alternate Financing
    Posted on May 13, 2021 Co-authored by Naintara Bipin Balakrishnan and Tanya Garg* Intellectual Property protection makes intangible assets a bit more tangible by turning them into valuable exclusive assets that can often be traded in the marketplace. – World Intellectual Property Organisation Introduction We entered 2020 with the speculation of another wave of recession. […]
  • Antitrust Probe into WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy: What does the CCI have to say?
    Posted on May 3, 2021 Co-authored by Melita Tessy & Vivek Basanagoudar* Introduction WhatsApp has over 2 billion users worldwide and is used in over 180 countries, making it the world’s most popular messaging app. With over 400 million users, India is WhatsApp’s biggest market. In January this year, WhatsApp released its new privacy policy […]
  • Crypto Exchange Platform WazirX’s NFT Marketplace & Regulatory Concerns
    Posted on April 23, 2021 Authored by Ritika Acharya Introduction The Indian cyptocurrency exchange, WazirX, recently launched India’s first blockchain-based marketplace for non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”). NFTs are crypto assets that reside on the Ethereum blockchain. Each NFT is entirely unique and inimitable. One NFT cannot be replaced with another and copies of it cannot be […]
  • Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code: Curtailing Online Freedom and Liberties
    Posted on April 13, 2021 Authored by Vallari Dronamraju* Social media is a group of internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of the internet and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content.[1] The Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code), Rules, 2021 (“Rules”) enacted on February 25, […]
  • The West vs. the East: Data Privacy and the Different Approaches to COVID-19 Apps (Part II – Netherlands and Comparative Analysis)
    Posted on April 1, 2021 Authored by Sahel Bahman* Further to part one of our article on the impact of data protection laws on public health applications for COVID-19, this article aims to examine the development of COVID-19 apps in the West (i.e., the Netherlands, in this case) in the context of relevant privacy laws […]
  • News Corner: Data Protection Investigation Launched Into ‘Clubhouse’ App
    Clubhouse is an invite-only app for social networking based on audio-chat. It allows those within the app to listen in on various conversations, discussion and interviews. On 17 March 2021, the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (“CNIL”) (the French regulatory body for data protection) announced that it opened an investigation into the app […]


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