Right to Privacy Current Affairs - 2020

National Health Authority releases Draft Health Data Management Policy

On August 26, 2020, the National Health Authority released the Draft Health Data Management Policy under the National Digital Health Mission. Highlights The main objective of the policy is to provide adequate guidance and set framework to secure processing of personal and sensitive personal data of individuals. The National Digital Health Mission was announced by Read More…

Review petition in SC against the Aadhaar verdict

Imtiyaz Ali Palsaniya has filed a review petition in Supreme Court against the Aadhaar verdict in which the Supreme Court had upheld the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar. SC Verdict on Aadhaar A five-judge constitution bench while upholding the constitutional validity of Aadhaar had struck down various provisions of the in the Aadhaar Act. Important Read More…

Supreme Court declares right to privacy as Fundamental right under constitution

The nine-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar in a landmark unanimous decision has declared right to privacy a fundamental right under the constitution. With this, the apex court overruled its own previous eight-judge Bench and six-judge Bench judgments of M.P. Sharma and Kharak Singh delivered in Read More…

Government constitutes Committee to study issues related to data protection

The Union Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEITY) has constituted an expert Committee to study and identify key data protection issues and recommend methods for addressing them. The ten-member committee will be headed by Supreme Court Judge (retired) Justice B N Srikrishna and comprise of members from government, academia and Industry. Terms of Reference Read More…

Supreme Court: Linking of Aadhaar with PAN Mandatory

The Supreme Court has upheld the government’s decision and ruled that it would be mandatory for all Aadhaar holders to link it with the permanent account number (PAN) for filing of income tax returns. However, in a partial setback to the government, the apex court refused to make it compulsory for those people who do not possess Read More…