‘I have read and agree to the terms’ is commonly regarded as one of the biggest lies on the Internet. In 2014, a company called F-Secure put this to test and set up a free Wi-Fi hotspot in London. One...
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by sflc_admin | May 19, 2017The petition against notifications making Aadhaar mandatory for social welfare schemes- Shantha Sinha & Anr. v. Union of India [W.P. (C) 342/2017] was taken up in the Supreme Court today before a bench of...
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The hearing in the petition challenging WhatsApp’s privacy policy continued today. Arguments made during the course of yesterday’s proceedings can be accessed here. Before the respondents could resume their arguments on maintainability, the Additional Solicitor General made a brief representation...
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by sflc_admin | May 15, 2017On 9th May, 2017, SFLC.in in association with IT for Change and Digital Empowerment Foundation, organized a panel discussion titled “Revisiting Aadhaar: Law, Tech and Beyond” at India International Centre, New Delhi. Saikat Datta,...
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Yesterday, a new petition challenging several sections under the Aadhaar Act came up for hearing before a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court. The bench, comprising of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, was the same that heard the petitions...
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by sflc_admin | May 5, 2017India has seen a steep rise in the number of Internet shutdowns over the last few years. At SFLC.in, we have been tracking such instances of Internet shutdowns – see our dynamic Internet...
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by sflc_admin | May 5, 2017The last one year has seen a number of interesting developments around the Aadhaar project, such as the notification of the Aadhaar Act, Aadhaar enrolment being made mandatory for availing various benefits and...
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by sflc_admin | May 4, 2017Arguments in the Supreme Court litigations around linking Aadhaar with PAN, challenging the constitutionality of Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act, were concluded today by Senior advocate Mr. Arvind Datar (also see...
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The arguments in the writ petition challenging the vires of Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act continued for the sixth (and final) day today. The counsel for Mr. Binoy Viswam continued his rejoinder submissions today. A summary of arguments...
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The petition filed against the Delhi High Court’s ruling on the challenge to WhatsApp’s privacy policy was heard by a bench of five judges of the Supreme Court last week. This decision upheld the updated policy, subject to a few...
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The arguments in the case challenging the constitutionality of s. 139AA of the Income Tax Act (IT Act) continued for the fifth day today. Summaries of arguments advanced on the first four days can be accessed here. Today, the Central...
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by sflc_admin | May 3, 2017The ongoing challenge in the Supreme Court regarding the linking of Aadhaar for filing of income tax returns, and making it mandatory for PAN, has reached Day 5 when the Union of India...
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The arguments in the writ petition challenging the constitutionality of Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act (IT Act) continued for the fourth day today. This provision mandates individuals to link their Permanent Account Number (PAN) with their 12 digit...
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by sflc_admin | May 2, 2017The State’s reply in the Aadhaar-PAN linking case was heard today (our coverage of arguments from previous hearings can be accessed at these links: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3). Attorney General, Mr....
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by sflc_admin | April 28, 2017The hearing for the Aadhaar-PAN case spilled over to day 3 with Senior Counsel, Shyam Divan making his concluding remarks. Attorney General, Mukul Rohtagi, representing Union of India is scheduled to raise his...
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In the on-going case challenging the constitutionality of Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act (‘IT Act’), the petitioners concluded their arguments today. Our coverage of the arguments made over the last two days can be found here and here.Today,...
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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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