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Right To Be Forgotten (RTBF) | Quick bites| LawWiser

The world has become digital and the background of any person can now be easily accessed on the internet with no assurance of such data being authentic. The Right to be forgotten is the right to have personal information available publicly of a person removed from the internet, websites, databases, or any other public platform so that search engines cannot find them. It is an inherent aspect of the Right to privacy and the right to life.

It has been recognized as a statutory right in the European Union under General data protection regulation. But in India, no specific laws and regulations are surrounding it. Personal Data protection bill, 2019, recognizes right to be forgotten. Section 20 of the PDP bill says that the person who generates the data or to whom the information pertains can rightfully ask to restrict or prevent the continuing disclosure of their personal data.

The Central government is also in the process of finalizing the data protection bill which is expected to effectively protect the privacy of individuals. There are some issues with RTBF like- Right to be forgotten sometimes may conflict with the right to information and it can affect freedom of press. But it is not an undeniable fact that the time has come to properly acknowledge this right while balancing the issues related to it.

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of RTBF applications before the courts which highlights the essential need for the parliament to enact a proper statute and mechanism governing RTBF in the country.

In this video, Avani Shukla of LawWiser explains what ‘Right to be forgotten’ means and takes us through important judgments on this law. She also talks about important laws covering the right to be forgotten, issues related to this right, and the need for proper mechanisms surrounding it in our country.

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Types of Legal Professionals – Quick Byte

Watch this video from our quick bytes series in which, Srirupa Nag of LawWiser talks about the difference between commonly heard terms used for legal professionals.

 

It’s super interesting because it’s one of those subjects that displays the uniqueness of the Indian legal system despite being of common law import.

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India’s Legal and Regulatory Framework Regarding Work from Home – Quick Byte

Due to the pandemic, traditional work operations are now replaced with work from home. Non-traditional working modes are the future and hence proper regulatory frameworks are needed for the same.

 

In this video, Avani Shukla of #LawWiser takes you through the developments in India’s legal and regulatory framework concerning work from home (WFH) regulations. WFH has been adapted internationally as well with options for hybrid working. She also shares insights on the International Labour Organization’s report, and why there is need for a proper policy in India to meet the needs of both employer and employee in a balanced manner.

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QuickBytes – Section 69 A of the IT Act (Information Technology Act), 2000

Section 69 A of the Information and Technology Act, 2000 empowers the Central Government to issue directions to block public access to any information through any computer source.

 

When the Central Government or any officer specially authorized by it is satisfied that it is necessary in the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India, it may issue an order to block public access to such information.

 

Tune into this video where LawWiser takes you through Section 69 A of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

 

We will also note the powers of the Central Government under Section 69 A, some instances related to it in India, and debates surrounding the topic.

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QuickBytes – Anti Dumping Duties

Watch this video from #Quickbytes on Anti Dumping Duties. Dumping is that situation in which prices of goods are lowered excessively and then sold in the importing Country; such that it is harmful for the domestic Industry.

 

This is a short explainer that covers what Dumping is and how it affects the Domestic Industry of the Country; and finally how the imposition of Duties helps improve the situation of the Industry.

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QuickBytes – Legal Rights Within Article 226

Article 226, empowers high courts to issue, to any person or authority, including the government (in appropriate cases), directions, orders or writs, including writs in the nature of –

1. Habeas Corpus

2. Mandamus

3. Prohibition

4. Quo-Warranto

5. Certiorari and more

 

Article 226 is the constitutional right granted to citizens significantly to put authorities to account. It is also the wide extraordinary powers that High Courts have.

 

Article 226 is among the most important Articles enshrined within the constitution. It is not only unique to our constitution in the way that it is drafted but also one that never existed in its current form in the Government of India Acts that preceded the Constitution of 1950. Thus, in the spirit of great pride we thus release this explainer, putting down what it signifies.

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QuickBytes – Role of Competition Law in Sports

Tune into this video where LawWiser takes you through the role of Competition Law in sports. Avani Shukla briefly explains the role of CCI to keep a watch on the anti-competitive practices and takes you through landmark cases to understand how with propCer policy and regulations CCI can help in the development of sports.

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Role of Innovation & Intellectual Property Rights in Mitigating Climate Change

In this video Avani Shukla of #LawWiser takes you through climate change challenges and how proper innovation, technology and intellectual property rights can help us in providing practical solutions related to mitigating climate change.

 

We will also see how patents can provide better incentives for development of green technology.

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QuickBytes -Medical Negligence in Light of the Coronavirus Pandemic

In this episode, Srirupa Nag of LawWiser takes you through Medical Negligence which is a tortuous liability as well as may attract criminal consequences.

 

We tie it to the present situation of the pandemic and explain what role this principle plays/ might play.

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QuickBytes – Concept of Fair Dealing Under Copyright Act, 1957

Did you know that the Doctrine of Fair Dealing although mentioned under Section 52 of the Copyright Act, 1957 it has not been defined anywhere?

 

In this episode, featuring Anshul Bazari of lawWiser, we talk about this concept. We cover topics such as the general definition, when the doctrine is applicable, and the factors on which the doctrine depends.

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