Geeta Moni

Facial Recognition – the new question in Data Privacy and Security

Facial Recognition – the new question in Data Privacy and Security

A facial is a form of biometric Artificial Intelligence which identifies people on the basis of certain characteristics of their face. This can be based on a digital image or video. Facial recognition can work off of software, mobile app or part of a security system. The facial recognition system works by collecting information about…

Net Neutrality – the techno-legal question mark

Net Neutrality – the techno-legal question mark

In the growing age of the internet, a major section of the economy is controlled by the Internet. The online economy provides us with a unique issue. While one portion of the internet is providing a marketplace on which people trade goods and services (for example online vendors like Amazon.com, Flipkart.com, etc.) the other portion…

SC: Beneficiaries of an Insurance Contract are “Consumers”

SC: Beneficiaries of an Insurance Contract are “Consumers”

In the case of Canara Bank v. United India Insurance Company Ltd. and Ors., the Supreme Court of India held that beneficiaries of an insurance policy come within the scope of ‘consumers’ as defined by Section 2(d) of Consumer Protection Act. In this case, certain farmers were using a cold storage company called Sreedevi Cold…

‘Two-Finger Test’ Unconstitutional As Violative Of Woman’s Right To Privacy and Dignity

‘Two-Finger Test’ Unconstitutional As Violative Of Woman’s Right To Privacy and Dignity

The Two-Finger Test is a method used by doctors to determine whether a victim is “habituated to sexual Intercourse” by checking the laxity of the vaginal muscles using his fingers.  This test has been disapproved of by the Supreme Court in a plethora of cases including Rajesh v. State of Haryana and Anr., 2012 wherein…

Centre notifies Constitutional amendment doing away with the quota for Anglo Indians

Centre notifies Constitutional amendment doing away with the quota for Anglo Indians

The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth) Amendment Act amended Article 334 of the Constitution to extend the period of the reservation in the Parliament for SC and STs for a period of 10 years while simultaneously declaring that the reservations for Anglo Indians shall cease to exist. The Article now reads: “Notwithstanding anything in the…

Delhi Police given power to detain under the National Security Act

Delhi Police given power to detain under the National Security Act

National Security Act, 1980 is a draconian law used to empower the police forces to exercise powers beyond their regular jurisdiction. Under Section 3(3) of the Act, the Lieutenant governor issued an order allowing the Police to detain individuals “acting in any manner prejudicial to the maintenance of supplies and services essential to the community”….

The Dichotomy of International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law

The Dichotomy of International Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law

International Human Rights Law is the law that protects the rights of individuals across the globe. When it stems from customary international law it gains a globally binding effect – with the exception of persistent objectors – creating fundamental human rights that are applicable to almost all individuals.  International Humanitarian Law is the law that…

Sabrimala Temple Case: 9-Judge constitution bench heard issues on women’s entry

Sabrimala Temple Case: 9-Judge constitution bench heard issues on women’s entry

The CJI charted a new path in the Supreme Court’s voyage into the examination of legal interference in religious practice by constituting a nine judge bench to hear the case relating to Kerala’s Sabrimala Temple. Setting down a basic question: To what extent can gender equality laws interfere in religious practices? The bench will answer…

NGT asks Reliance Jio to pay Rs 10 Lakh compensation

NGT asks Reliance Jio to pay Rs 10 Lakh compensation

The National Green Tribunal recently fined Reliance Jio an amount of Rs. 10 lakhs for the illegal felling of trees in the Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh.  The telecom major Reliance Jio cut 125 Avenue Trees in the Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, for the laying an Optical Fibre Cable. The Kurnool District houses flora which…