Tag Archives: Court

Sex Offenders Cannot Be Barred From Social Media, Top US Court Says

HIGHLIGHTS Packingham had been convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old girl He was barred for 30 years from using Facebook and other social media Packingham went to his Facebook page and wrote how relieved he was The US Supreme Court unanimously struck down Monday a North Carolina law that barred registered sex offenders from using social media. The suit ... Read More »

NEET 2017: CBSE asks court to vacate stay on results

The CBSE has rejected the contention that NEET 2017 question papers in vernacular languages such as Gujarati were easier compared to English. Photo: Hindustan Times Madurai: The CBSE on Tuesday denied in the Madras High Court that vernacular question papers for NEET 2017 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses were easier than the papers in English. In its counter ... Read More »

Court halts two Arkansas executions

The top court in Arkansas has halted two executions that were due to start a series of seven in 11 days. The state’s Supreme Court acted hours before convicted murderers Don Davis and Bruce Ward were due to die, but the Davis decision could yet be reversed. Their lawyers had argued they were mentally unfit to face execution and were ... Read More »

Google, YouTube Directed to Provide User Details by Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has directed Google and its subsidiary YouTube to provide details, including identity and address, of a user ‘Marupakkam Seithigal’, who posted a video content dubbed defamatory by petitioner Lebara Foundation. The court dismissed an appeal by Google and YouTube against the order of a single judge who directed them to disclose the IP address and other ... Read More »

WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy Must Be Rolled Back, Students Tell Court

WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy Must Be Rolled Back, Students Tell Court Two Indian students are mounting a legal challenge to Facebook, seeking to wind back changes to WhatsApp’s privacy policy that they say threatens the rights of millions of users. Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi filed a public-interest litigation, akin to a class action, in the Delhi High Court ... Read More »

WhatsApp to Ignore Delhi High Court Ruling; Will Share Data With Facebook as Planned

WhatsApp to Ignore Delhi High Court Ruling; Will Share Data With Facebook as Planned HIGHLIGHTS Ruling has no impact on the planned policy and terms of service updates Court earlier said WhatsApp will delete users’ data up to September 25 On August 25, WhatsApp made extensive changes to its privacy policy Defying a Delhi High Court order against sharing user ... Read More »

Delhi High Court Seeks Centre’s Response on WhatsApp-Facebook Data Sharing

Delhi High Court Seeks Centre’s Response on WhatsApp-Facebook Data Sharing HIGHLIGHTS WhatsApp updated its privacy policy earlier this month It has, thus, stirred a controversy among the users Delhi HC has asked govt. to submit replies by September 14 WhatsApp’s recent decision to share user data with parent company Facebook has reached the doorstep of the Delhi High Court, which ... Read More »

Pregnant students can’t claim exemption from attendance rules, says Kerala court

On 24 May, the court ruled that V.G. Jasmine, a second-year graduate student of Kannur University, cannot take her examination as she missed 52 out of 93 classes during her advanced stage of pregnancy. Photo: iStockphoto New Delhi: Can students claim exemption from attendance requirements due to pregnancy? A recent ruling of the Kerala High Court answers with a negative. ... Read More »

Delhi High Court Orders Blocking of 73 Websites Over Piracy Suit

The Delhi High Court has ordered blocking of 73 “rogue websites” which indulged in “rank piracy”, saying mere blocking of the uniform resource locator (URL) was not sufficient as it could be easily changed. A bench of justices Pradeep Nandrajog and A K Pathak also said that to “block the website as a whole is justified” as these were illegally ... Read More »

Brazil Court Blocks Facebook Funds Over WhatsApp Dispute: Report

A court in Brazil on Thursday blocked BRL 19.5 million ($6.07 million or roughly Rs. 40 crores) in Facebook Inc funds after the US-based social networking company’s WhatsApp messaging service failed to turn over messages sought in a drugs case, the G1 news service said. Brazil’s federal police said WhatsApp has defied repeated orders to turn over messages sent and ... Read More »