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SC Judgment Review 2021: Freedom of the Press

The Court recognised that press freedom and privacy were allies and that the fear of surveillance is an ‘assault’ on the press.

21st Dec 2021

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Aadhaar Link to Voter Lists — What has the Supreme Court said?

Does Aadhaar's link to electoral rolls contravene the Court's privacy jurisprudence?

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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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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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#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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FCRA Amendment

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Noel Harper v Union of India

The Supreme Court held that the restrictions placed on NGOs' ability to raise and use foreign donations through the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 are constitutional.

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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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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: 20170607

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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