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 […]

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 […]