The writer is a consultant with the Law Commission
BECIL tender wants bidding companies to offer surveillance instruments that eye suspects, not just patients. We have no information on where this data is being stored, the period of storage, and whether the data will be deleted after the COVID-19 crisis passes.
Recent MHA notification authorising surveillance powers for 10 agencies points to asymmetries and loopholes in law and policy on privacy.
Not allowing undertrials to vote is unreasonable.
Reforms have favoured measurable quick fixes without attempting to understand the high incidence of pre-trial detention.
On Section 377,the problem is not just what the Supreme Court didnt say,but also what it did
The possiblity of an erroneous outcome should have led the court to consider commuting Bhullars death sentence