Financial Sector Legislation, Anti-terror Laws, Human Rights and the Indian Constitution

We all now know that the Supreme Court outlawed Section 66-A of the Information Technology Act in a recent order.  I wrote about the court’s core findings in a column in the Mirror publications last Friday. I would have been remiss in not writing about the court’s rationale in the very same judgement, in refusing to strike down as unconstitutional, a different section of the...

Regulating use of Internet can stifle

SEBI’s move to regulate the usage of e-mail, internet and electronic means of communication by employees of market intermediaries, and to make the compliance officer liable, was commented upon recently by Umakanth here. However, well-intentioned, SEBI’s move is not implementable, poses serious issues for the office of the compliance officer, and can have the unintended consequence of stifling...

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