Panel: Going beyond privacy-The social justice implications of surveillance culture

New Delhi: I was invited to speak on the panel, ‘Going beyond privacy-The social justice implications of surveillance culture,’ at the Digital Citizen Summit in Delhi. For this, I discussed my reporting on the Aadhaar technology and system being rolled out in India and being opposed in various courts.

21 June 2016: And Now, Aadhaar Is Mandatory for TB Patients Seeking Government Cash Benefits
https://thewire.in/149709/aadhaar-manadatory-tb-cash-benefits/

13 September 2016: How Mukul Rohatgi Set the Cat Among Pigeons on Privacy, and Now Says He Didn’t Intend To
https://thewire.in/176316/mukul-rohatgi-aadhaar-privacy-supreme-court/

13 September 2016: Interview: Former AG Mukul Rohatgi Says He Never Intended to Contest India’s Right to Privacy
https://thewire.in/176528/former-ag-mukul-rohatgi-india-right-to-privacy/

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Keep Off Indian Drug Patents Law, US Lawmakers Who Lobbied Modi Are Told

New Delhi: In their letter, many individuals and organisations stated that a country with as much poverty as India should not enforce patents on drugs and vaccines the same way industrialised countries have.
https://thewire.in/153679/us-lawmakers-modi-india-relax-protection-drug-patents

Government Submits Rare Disease Policy to Delhi HC, Recommends Rs 100 Crore for Genetic Diseases

New Delhi: In November 2016, the Delhi high court had ordered the government to finalise a policy on rare disease as patients repeatedly petitioned the court asking that the expensive drugs required for treatment be provided for free.

https://thewire.in/140229/rare-disease-policy/