Category: Privacy

New Approaches to Information Privacy – Revisiting the Purpose Limitation Principle

This article was originally published on Observer Research Foundation’s Digital Policy Portal. Introduction Last year, Mukul Rohatgi, the Attorney General of India, called into question existing jurisprudence of the last 50 years on the constitutional validity of the right to privacy. [1] Mohatgi was rebutting the arguments on privacy made against Aadhaar, the unique identity […]

A case for privacy paternalism?

This is the second part of a series of three articles exploring the issues with the privacy self management framework and potential alternatives. The first part of the series can be accessed here. Background The current data privacy protection framework across most jurisdictions is built around a rights based approach which entrusts the individual with […]

A critique of consent in information privacy

This article was written by Scott Mason and me, and originally published on the Centre for Internet and Society’s website. The idea of informed consent in privacy law is supposed to ensure the autonomy of an individual in any exercise which involves sharing of the individual’s personal information. Consent is usually taken through a document, […]