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. […]

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 […]

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 […]