Oct 222019
 October 22, 2019  Posted by  Business, Laws, Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

PTI in India reports:

The Supreme Court on Tuesday transferred to itself all cases related to the linkage of social media profiles with Aadhaar pending in different high courts and also asked the Centre to submit its report in January to check social media misuse.

A bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, while allowing the transfer petition of Facebook, asked the registry to place all connected matters before the Chief Justice of India for listing before an appropriate bench in last week of January 2020.

Read more on The Telegraph.  This is obviously a hugely important issue that involves whether platforms can be required to provide information on its users to the government and under what conditions.

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