Category: Opinion Pieces

Privacy is not a unidimensional concept

This article was originally published in The Economic Times. Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right to privacy is essential for all citizens in India to defend their individual autonomy in the face of invasive […]

Privacy in the age of big data

This article was originally published in The Asian Age. Personal data is freely accessible, shared and even sold, and those to whom this information belongs have little control over its flow. In 2011 it was estimated that the quantity of data produced globally surpassed 1.8 zettabyte. By 2013, it had increased to 4 zettabytes. This […]

The Aadhaar Act is not a money bill

This article was originally published on The Wire. While the authority of the Lok Sabha Speaker is final and binding, Jairam Ramesh’s writ petition may allow the Supreme Court to question an incorrect application of substantive principles. Since its introduction as a money bill in the Lok Sabha in the first week of March, the […]