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 […]

The West vs. the East: Data Privacy and the Different Approaches to COVID-19 Apps (Part I – South Korea)

Posted on March 25, 2021 Authored by Sahel Bahman* Introduction The ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and its spread between and within countries, has revealed a potential for the use of modern privacy laws in public health policy. For countries and health systems alike, the most effective way to understand the severity and prevalence of COVID-19 would […]

News Corner: TRAI Suspends Anti-Spam Regulations

On March 9, 2021, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (“TRAI”) temporarily suspended the operation of the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2018 (“TCCCP Regulations”).  The TCCCP Regulations were intended to curb the menace of Unsolicited Commercial Communication (“UCC”), which caused inconvenience and annoyance to consumers. UCC is any commercial communication which is neither […]

Examining the Intermediary and Digital Media Rules 2021: Digital Media and News Portals (Part II)

Posted on March 8, 2021 Co-authored by Melita Tessy & Vivek Basanagoudar* Introduction In the previous blog of the series ‘Examining the Intermediary and Digital Media Rules 2021’, the author analysed the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 (“IT Rules of 2021”) with a specific focus on the regulation of […]

Examining the Intermediary and Digital Media Rules 2021: Intermediaries and Social Media (Part I)

Posted on March 2, 2021 Authored by Eishan Mehta* On February 25th, 2021, the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021 (“IT Rules, 2021”) were notified by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MeitY”). The IT Rules, 2021 have been framed by the Government in exercise of the powers conferred […]