The petitioners resumed their arguments in the case challenging the constitutionality of Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act (‘IT Act’). This provision mandates individuals to link their Permanent Account Numbers (PAN) with their Aadhaar number. The background to the...
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by sflc_admin | April 27, 2017The Supreme Court today continued the hearing on cases filed against linking Aadhar to PAN and making it mandatory for filing income tax returns [Binoy Viswam v. Union of India, W.P.(C) No. 247/2017...
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The petitions challenging the constitutionality of Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act (‘IT Act’) came up for hearing before the Supreme Court today. Section 139AA makes it mandatory for individuals to quote their Aadhaar number when applying for a...
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by sflc_admin | April 26, 2017On 24th April, 2017, SFLC.in in association with Digital Empowerment Foundation, Internet Democracy Project, IT for Change, Centre for Internet and Society, and Foundation for Media Professionals organized a public discussion titled “Access Denied:...
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By Vijay Pal Dalmia, Advocate & Partner Vaish Associates Email:    Mobile: 09810081079 & Rajat Jain, Advocate Email:     Mobile: 09953887311   Filing and prosecution of trade mark opposition, is one of the most significant remedies available with the brand owner...
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by sflc_admin | April 24, 2017News reports of Aadhaar numbers and related information leaking have been appearing frequently since early February 2017. We are collecting information on leaks involving UIDAI / Aadhaar in order to make the data more...
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This blog piece is excerpted from a previously published article in the Express Pharma, April 16-30 IssueInnovation is the root of success in the competitive world of today. Creativity manifests in new ideas and technologies. New technologies when adopted make...
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Introduction The recent shooting in Cleveland live streamed on Facebook has brought the social media company’s regulatory responsibilities into question. Since the launch of Facebook Live in 2016, the service’s role in raising political awareness has been acknowledged. However, the...
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Foreign investors into India have often found that when they seek to enforce customary contractual rights in investment agreements, such as option rights, guarantees and indemnities, they have been hamstrung by the ability of the Indian counterparty to contend that...
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The National Company Law Tribunal, Mumbai Bench presided over by Justice (Retd.) B.S.V Prakash Kumar has on April 10, 2017 passed a detailed order interpreting certain provisions of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. This order came to be passed in...
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India has historically been an economy driven by cash. With unique population demographics and modest literacy levels, it is a difficult market to “digitalise”. However, over the past decade, urban India has seen a significant rise in the use of...
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In this day and age of scams, crime by corporate entities throws a lot of challenges at multiple levels. The level of crime may be extraordinary owing to the magnitude, powers and reach of such corporations as opposed to an...
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The special leave petition against the Delhi High Court’s ruling upholding WhatsApp’s updated privacy policy came up for hearing before a bench of five judges today. This policy is contentious because it allows WhatsApp to share valuable personal information of...
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by sflc_admin | April 17, 2017In January 2017, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India published what is expected to be the last in a series of Consultation Papers on net neutrality in India, and invited public comments on several...
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by sflc_admin | April 17, 2017SFLC.in, in association with the Digital Empowerment Foundation, IT for Change, Internet Democracy Project, Centre for Internet and Society, and Foundation for Media Professionals, is organizing a public discussion titled “Access Denied: Internet...
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