Law on Aadhaar

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Law on Aadhaar

When Aadhaar was initiated in the year 2009, it began as an experiment. The experiment was based on collecting the biometric and identity information of individuals and thereby making the same the basis for identifying the identity of an individual.

Given the fact that the Aadhaar ecosystem collects personal identity data in the electronic form, I was fascinated with the legalities surrounding Aadhaar. My work in Cyber law jurisprudence only demonstrated that Aadhaar jurisprudence was one evolving area of the Cyber law jurisprudence. The advent of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 has not just clarified a variety of ambiguous issues and legal concerns pertaining to Aadhaar but also has paved the way for making the Aadhaar Number as the legal basis for identifying the identity of an individual.

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Biometric Confidentiality, Security & Indian Law


Biometric Confidentiality, Security & Indian Law

In the year 2009, India started an experiment that was soon become a trailblazer. This was the Indian Aadhaar system or the Indian national biometric identity system. Under the said scheme, India initiated the process of collecting the biometric and demographic information of Indian residents, so that biometric identity consisting random Aadhaar Number could be granted to them.

This biometric identity ecosystem slowly started growing and today, India’s national biometric identity system is the biggest biometric identity system anywhere in the world. Meanwhile, India has come up with the new legal framework to govern the national biometric identity system. Indian legislation has been extremely concerned that biometric information being collected under the national biometric identity system, should be secure, protected as well as confidential. That is the reason why the law has come up with various statutory parameters to protect confidentiality and security of biometric information in India.

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Biometric Crimes – Regulation In India


Biometric Crimes – Regulation In India

India has demonstrated to the world its unique working of its national biometric identity system, being the Aadhaar system. This is the system which has collated the biometric and demographic information of residents in India and has issued to residents, a random Aadhaar Number which can be used as proof of identity. However, given the significance and value of biometric information, it is but natural to expect that criminal activities would be targeted at such biometric information, by criminal elements. This eBook seeks to understand the various biometric crimes that have been defined, under the Indian law impacting biometric information.

It is pertinent to note that India has already put in place the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 which seeks to provide legal framework for regulating activities in the Aadhaar ecosystem. Various crimes impacting biometric and demographic information have been defined under the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016.

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Big Data & Cyberlaw- A Basic Primer

Big Data & Cyberlaw- A Basic Primer

Big Data & Cyberlaw- A Basic Primer

Big data is a term that we are increasingly hearing these days. In fact, big data has already started impacting the mainstream operations of our daily lives, without us even realising the same. Companies and legal entities are increasingly relying upon big data, not just for the purposes of making intelligent decisions but also for the purposes of predicting consumer behaviour and evolving future appropriate strategies to further business interests. In this context, while big data is continuing to grow, there are a variety of legal, policy and regulatory issues concerning big data which have already emerged. These issues are critical as they are intrinsically linked with the kind of data that is collected on the big data sets and big databases. These issues have been addressed to some extent in various national legislations. Further, various international best practices have been evolved and adopted by the big data stakeholders.

This eBook aims to look at the existing important jurisprudential issues impacting big data in today’s times. It looks at important legalities and policy nuances impacting..

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Indian Biometric Identity, Authentication & Law

Indian Biometric Identity, Authentication & Law

Indian Biometric Identity, Authentication & Law

India is the largest democracy in the world. With the second largest population in the world, India has also increasingly engaged the attention of stakeholders. India has also done some trail blazing work in the area of national identity system based on biometric environment. The Indian national biometric identity system known as Aadhaar promises to leap frog to the next level of growth, given the recent developments in legal frameworks pertaining to the same.

The Parliament of India has passed the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016. The said Aadhaar law not only provides legality to the concept of Aadhaar Number but also to the concept of authentication based on Aadhaar Number.

This eBook aims to examine the legalities pertaining to….

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Mobile Law, 3rd Edn.

Pavan Duggal MOBILE LAW BOOK 3rd Edn

Mobile Law, 3rd Edn. 

This book is the first of its kind in its specialized category and has explored various hitherto unexplored areas of jurisprudence around the use of mobiles, cell phones, samartphones, personal digital assistants and all other kinds of communication devices, which are used to communicate audio, video, image or text of any kind whatsoever.

This book covers a variety of issues around mobile legalities and includes detailed legal discussion inter alia on:

Technical Definitions

  • Legality of the mobile format
  • Service Providers Liability
  • Mobile Contracts
  • Mobile Authentication
  • Mobile Banking
  • Mobile Crimes
  • Mobile Misuse
  • Mobiles and Privacy
  • Cyber Terrorism
  • Mobiles and IPR
  • Mobile Evidence
  • Mobiles and Child Protection
  • 2G Judgments and Much more

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Text Book Cyberlaw 2nd Edition


Text Book Cyberlaw 2nd Edition

There is no running away from one broad principle that is emerging in today’s life- every person is getting connecting on to the digital bandwagon and hence the discipline of Cyberlaw is of increasing significance for all stakeholders.   As such, knowing about the Cyberlaw is becoming increasing important necessity for all entities who are connecting on to the digital ecosystem.

No wonder given the increasing significance and importance of Cyberlaw as a subject, Cyberlaw is being made an integral part of college curriculum in various courses.

When I wrote the Text Book on Cyberlaw couple of years back, I had not envisaged the kind of response that such a Text Book could generate.  Due to the fast pace changes happening in the Cyberlaw jurisprudence, I felt the need for revising the Text Book on Cyberlaw and keeping it updated. For More about the book Click Here