The definitive buzzword of the internet age, ‘data’ comes with much baggage. Laws and regulation reckoning with data are being crafted to deal predominantly with frameworks of data protection. However, much more is at stake when it comes to data: governance by data raises questions of discrimination; mass surveillance by the State is fundamentally altering a fragile democracy; ‘data-driven’ decision making has been revealed to flatten cultural eccentricities and diversity. We explore this cluster of issues in this section.

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  • Deciphering the Aadhaar verdict

    Alternative Law Forum, the Internet Democracy Project and the Right to Food campaign of Karnataka organised a public meeting on the Aadhaar verdict, which was delivered in September this year. The meeting was intended to be a forum to discuss the 1448 pages long judgment, which deals with the issues in the batch of 38 …   More

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