What the Pegasus surveillance scandal means for Indian democracy?

Source: Indian Express, Indian Express 2, Livemint Relevance: Implication of the Pegasus spyware issue Synopsis: The Pegasus scandal is a matter of grave concern for Indian democracy. Implications and future course of action. Implications of Pegasus spyware issue Allegations against Supreme Court: There are allegations that the phones of the woman who had complained of sexual harassment… Continue reading What the Pegasus surveillance scandal means for Indian democracy?

Pegasus spyware issue – concerns and way forward

Source: The Hindu 1, The Hindu 2 Relevance: Possible future course of action for India after the recent revelations under Pegasus spyware issue. Synopsis: Dealing with the implications of the Pegasus spyware issue and the policy challenges involved in existing laws. Background Under the revelations made in the Pegasus spyware issue, it is clear that… Continue reading Pegasus spyware issue – concerns and way forward

Our liberalized policy on drones will serve us well

Source: Livemint Relevance: Advantages offered by drones and how a liberal drone rules regime can help India get ahead in this sector. Synopsis: Draft drone rules released recently are being hailed as progressive. Why we needed a new set of rules? The earlier drone rules were an over- kill that would have stifled drone usage… Continue reading Our liberalized policy on drones will serve us well

HC: Govt free to act against Twitter for IT rules violation

Source: Times of India Relevance: New IT rules aim to regulate social media, digital news media, and Over-The-Top (OTT) content providers. Introduction: The Delhi high court recently said that the government was “free to take action” against microblogging site Twitter for not following the new IT Rules and warned the platform it would be “in trouble”… Continue reading HC: Govt free to act against Twitter for IT rules violation