INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACT

Shashank Mishra

‘Gray’ Areas In Data Protection: A Tale Of Ignorance And Interpretation

Where ignorance is bliss, /’tis folly to be wise.” Thomas Gray is commonly quoted today for the above lines. And yet, how often do we only quote “ignorance is bliss”, while being ignorant of his actual context? This is a tale of ignorance: that of our lawmakers towards our laws, our data and us. It is also a tale of our own ignorance of the implications of this. The laws in this tale are those relating to our data protection.
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Does The Law Have A Sense Of Humour? And Why Comics Need to Know the Answer

In a free society, we enjoy both, the right to offend and the right to get offended. It is exasperating that any expression that causes discomfort or displeasure to a section of society is met with increasingly vehement censure. For those who don't have the muscle power, the financial bandwidth and/or the legal firepower to deal with such threats, freely speaking your mind will always mean being prepared to pay a huge cost.