ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Use of Algorithmic Techniques for Law Enforcement

The state has often sought to regulate the use of social media to prevent law and order issues or suspected criminal activities. In the light of the possibility of such state regulation and surveillance, the proposed use of the technique of sentiment analysis of social media data to guide actions of law enforcement agencies merits close scrutiny. What needs urgent attention is the existing legal standard that must govern the actions by these agencies, and how, if at all, may this standard be applied when the law enforcement action comes to be informed by the use of such techniques.

The Politics of India’s Data Protection Ecosystem

Through a string of publicly available submissions, press statements, and other media reports, the article tracks the political evolution of the data protection ecosystem in India, and how this has, and will continue to impact legislative and policy developments.

India's Data Protection Framework Will Need to Treat Privacy as a Social and Not Just an Individual Good

The idea that technological innovations may compete with privacy of individuals assumes that there is social and/or economic good in allowing unrestricted access to data. However, it must be remembered that data is potentially a toxic asset, if it is not collected, processed, secured and shared in the appropriate way.
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