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The European Union’s (EU) highest court Thursday ruled that the zero-tariff plans offered by internet access providers are contrary to the regulations on Open Internet Access and incompatible with EU law. Zero-tariff is a commercial plan offered to attract customers in which data used on specific applications offered by partners of that access provider will [...]

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The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday laid down the parameters to be considered by High Courts while considering the bail plea of an accused. These parameters were laid down in a case where the High Court wrongly granted bail to the accused. In the present case, the accused was charged with the offences under Sections [...]

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The upper house of the Indian parliament (Rajya Sabha) on Monday approved The Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (“tax bill”) aiming to end all retrospective taxation imposed on indirect transfer of assets in India. Specifically, the purpose of the tax bill is to nullify the effect of amendments brought forth by the Finance Act of 2012, which sought to retroactively [...]

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Five journalists who were on the list of alleged surveillance targets by Indian government agencies using Israeli hacking software Pegasus on Monday filed writ petitions with the Supreme Court of India stating that the agencies violated their fundamental rights, guaranteed under the Constitution of India, through unauthorized use of surveillance. According to the petitioners, the [...]

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The Hong Kong High Court on Tuesday convicted Tong Ying-kit under the National Security Law (NSL) for inciting secessionism and terrorism. Tong was accused of driving his motorcycle into a group of police officers while carrying a flag bearing the protest slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times” last July. The NSL was imposed [...]

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The High Court of Madras noted Friday that an accused person who is acquitted from all the charges is entitled to have their name redacted from all court orders in relation to the offences they were accused of in order to uphold their fundamental right to privacy. In the case before them, the petitioner had [...]

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The Supreme Court of India on Thursday rejected Facebook’s plea to quash the summons issued by the Delhi Legislative Assembly’s Committee on Peace and Harmony for inquiry related to the Delhi riots in February 2020. The Committee on Peace and Harmony was created in March 2020 to consider the factors and situations which have the [...]

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