Facial Recognition Technology & Data Protection: Analysis of the Council of Europe’s New Guidelines

Posted on February 18, 2021 Authored by Melita Tessy* Introduction On 28 January 2021, the Council of Europe published the Guidelines for Facial Recognition (“Guidelines”) in consultation with the ‘Consultative Committee Of The Convention For The Protection Of Individuals With Regard To Automatic Processing Of Personal Data’ (“Consultative Committee”). These Guidelines were issued further to […]

Competition Overlaps in the Indian Ports Bill – CCI and the Maritime Ports Tribunal

Posted on January 26, 2021 Authored by Rushil Anand* Introduction The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways recently issued the draft of the Indian Ports Bill, 2020 (“Bill”) for public consultation. The Bill aims to enable growth and development of the ports and ensure proper utilization of country’s coastline, which has been marred by a […]

A Retrospective Analysis of India’s Proposal to Ban Trading in Cryptocurrency

Posted on January 21, 2021 Authored by Melita Tessy* Introduction To many in the Fintech sector, the 2018 circular[1] of the Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”), purportedly banning trade in virtual currencies would’ve come off as a rather unpleasant surprise. This is because, the RBI had published in 2015, the “Financial Stability Report” and the […]

Data Localization Versus Free Flow of Cross Border Data Transfers in India

Posted on January 7, 2021 Co-authored by Tanya Varshney and Varun Anand* Introduction In simple terms, ‘data localization’ means storage of data within the local limits of the jurisdiction of the data subject. With the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, people are using online services across the world and connecting with others in many […]

AI and the Future of Human-Judges: Theorising the Role of AI in Legal Interpretation

Posted on December 23, 2020 Authored by Aditya Krishna* Introduction With the advent of the 21st century, technology began to develop in leaps and bounds, leading to the eventual creation of a plethora of AI or Artificial-intelligence applications and solutions. It has been forecasted in a study by the Stanford University in 2016 that over […]

Uber and Viacom’s E-Contract Disputes: Judicial Outlook on Click-Wrap and Browse-Wrap Agreements

Posted on December 16, 2020 Authored by Tanya Varshney* It is an established principal of contract law across jurisdictions that, regardless of the form of the contract, certain essentials such as offer, acceptance, capacity to contract, consideration, etc. should be met. Unlike e-mail where parties have several exchanges of written communications, click-wrap agreements such as […]

News Corner: Belgian Data Protection Authority and DNS Belgium To Take Down Websites Violating GDPR

Alleged data protection violation? Your “.be” domain name could be taken down!  The Belgian Data Protection Authority (the “Belgian DPA”) published on 30 November 2020 a Cooperation Agreement with DNS Belgium, the organization managing the “.be” country code top-level domain name. This Agreement allows DNS Belgium to make unavailable “.be” websites that violate the General […]

News Corner: Delhi HC Directs Xiaomi to Maintain INR 1000 Crores in Patent Infringement Suit

Philips has brought an action against Xiaomi before the Delhi High Court in the suit titled Koninklijke Philips N.V. vs Xiaomi Inc. CS(COMM) 502/2020, for infringement of its UMTS enhancement (HSPA, HSPA+) and LTE technologies and patents being IN 275419, IN 271469, and IN 228133 Philips also filed an application seeking an ad-interim injunction against […]