Are India’s laws on surveillance a threat to privacy?(TathagataSatpathy, Karnika Seth, Anita Gurumurthy) 27 December 2018, THE HINDU

YES India might soon become a police state with bureaucrats having access to personal information Tathagata Satpathy Last year, the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark judgment that privacy is a fundamental right. There were celebrations across the nation after this judgment. Sadly, however, the same court completely changed its character a year later in…

Sales of surveillance cameras are soaring, raising questions about privacy (30 October 2018, The Economic Times)

The Telangana government wants more eyes on the streets to upgrade Hyderabad’s safety. It has asked enterprises, public sectors, residential associations and individuals to install closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) in and around their premises. More than a lakh CCTVs are expected to be installed across the city in the next few years. The initiative is…

We are intermediaries, can’t verify every account: Matrimonial websites (19 September 2018, Hindustan times)

With romance scams and matrimonial frauds becoming a growing concern for Mumbai Police, matrimonial websites have protested they can’t verify every account or be held responsible for every person who signs up for an account. However, security experts feel the websites need to do more, for particularly the victims of such frauds. Speaking in the…