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POCSO focuses on children, age cannot include ‘mental age’: SC

The apex court said that according to Section 2 (d) of the POCSO Act, the term “age” cannot include “mental” age as the intent of the Parliament was to focus on children, that is, persons who are physically under the age of 18 years.

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Personal data protection integral to right to life, Govt tells SC

The petitioners have challenged WhatsApp’s policy of sharing user data with its new parent company Facebook, saying it amounts to infringement of fundamental rights under Articles 19 (freedom of speech and expression) and 21 (right to life) of the Constitution.

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Data protection integral to Right to Life, will issue regulations for it: Centre to SC

The Centre today told the Supreme Court that data of users was “integral” to the Right of Life and Personal Liberty guaranteed under the Constitution and it would come out with regulations to protect it.

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Don’t protect any kind of vigilantism: SC tells Centre and states

The BJP-ruled Gujarat and Jharkhand informed the court that action has been taken against those involved in violence related to cow vigilantism. The hearing was done amidst the recently held several attacks on people in the name of cow vigilantism.

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case: SC to decide on early hearing

According to the 54-page chargesheet, BJP leaders allegedly expressed their intention of constructing a temple publicly by way of political speeches over a highly disputed land since the 1950s. The apex court directed no fresh trial to take place and directed the Lucknow bench to hear the case on an everyday basis.

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Has SC already given tacit approval for Aadhar?

The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right on not will also have a significant impact on private players, such as Google and social media platforms. If privacy is a fundamental right, it can be claimed and asserted against the State by citizens.

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Limitations to privacy, says SC, petitioner says embedded in life, liberty

Justice Chandrachud sought to know if the right to privacy would extend to one’s choice of family and sexual orientation. “If privacy is right to make choice, choice in what area — family, sexual orientation, gender identity, surveillance… what all?” he asked the petitioners.

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Build a fortress

Aadhaar case provides SC a magnificent opportunity to enshrine the right to privacy, which India desperately needs

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Challenge to Aadhaar act: Privacy is embedded in all processes of human life, petitioner tells SC

“Liberty is the fundamental value of our Constitution.Life and liberty are natural existing rights which our Constitution has. Now can liberty be at all experienced without privacy. Can liberty be exercised without privacy atleast with regard to all the Fundamental Rights of the Constitution,” Gopal Subramanium said.

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SC nod for Centre’s 5-doctor panel to supervise MCI affairs

The new committee will replace the one headed by Justice R M Lodha (retired), which was constituted last year

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Challenge to Aadhaar act: Is privacy basic right? Nine-judge Bench to decide

Challenge to Aadhaar act: A five-judge Constitution Bench, which met to examine if the Aadhaar Act violates a person’s right to privacy, realised that the court will have to first answer if right to privacy constitutes a fundamental right under the Constitution before it takes up the main question.

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M P Sharma and Kharak Singh: The cases in which SC ruled on privacy

A nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court will decide whether privacy is a fundamental right. Indian Express summarises the view the Supreme Court has taken on this issue earlier

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Opening new window for depositing demonetised notes will defeat point of drive: Centre to SC

The Centre told the Supreme Court that opening another window for exchanging Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 demonetised notes will result in “any number of benami transactions and make it difficult to identify genuine cases from the bogus ones”.

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Right to Privacy is not Fundamental Right: But these cases set a precedent for India

As early as 1954, the apex court observed in a ruling that right to privacy is not a recognised right listed under Article 19 of the Constitution and held that it would not be possible to import the right by ‘strained construction’. But this did not bind the court to restrict the scope of Article 21 (right to life and personal liberty).

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No policy decision yet on Genetically Modified mustard crop: Centre tells Supreme Court

Alleging that field trials were being carried out without doing relevant tests, Bhushan sought a 10-year moratorium on them. He said a TEC report has pointed out that entire regulatory system was in shambles and a 10-year moratorium should be given.