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The Desk

State Surveillance: From Phone-Tapping to Pegasus

DESK BRIEF: While the Court hears petitions regarding the alleged use of Pegasus, it first heard a similar case of phone-tapping in 1997.

7th Sep 2021

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The Desk

Nariman J: 14 Judgments in Which He Shaped the Law

Understanding Nariman J's landmark judgments on privacy, right to life, freedom of speech, and equality.

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12th Aug 2021

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The Desk

#1 Constitutionality of Aadhaar Act

The constitutionality of the Aadhar Act was challenged by Justice Puttuswamy for infringing the right to privacy.

1st Jan 2019

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The Desk

2018 Summer Session Review

Impeachment Motion initiated against Dipak Misra CJI, judgment reserved in Puttuswamy v. UOI and hearings continued in the Ayodhya Dispute.

29th Jun 2018

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cases

Noel Harper v Union of India

The Supreme Court will decide whether changes made by Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 to the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 2010 are constitutional.

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Next Hearing: November 9, 2021

Last Updated: November 8, 2021

Bench:A.M. Khanwilkar J, Dinesh Maheshwari J, C.T. Ravikumar J

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Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v Union of India

A 4:1 majority upheld the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 as constitutional, however, it struck down individual sections of the Act as unconstitutional.

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Last Updated: September 26, 2018

Bench:A.M. Khanwilkar J, D.Y. Chandrachud J, Ashok Bhushan J

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Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v Union of India

The Supreme Court held that a fundamental right to privacy is guaranteed under the Constitution of India.

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Karmanya Singh Sareen v Union of India

The Supreme Court is hearing a challenge to WhatsApps privacy policy for violating the right to privacy. The policy permits WhatsApp to share data with Facebook and all its group companies for the purposes of commercial advertising and marketing.

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Next Hearing:

Last Updated: June 7, 2017

Bench:A.S. Bopanna J, , V Ramasubramanian J

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Aadhaar Review

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Beghar Foundation v Justice K.S. Puttuswamy (Ret'd)

The Supreme Court is hearing a set of review petitions challenging the Court’s 2018 Aadhaar judgment. The judgment upheld the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 as constitutional.

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