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On February 25, 2021, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MEITY”) notified the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics and Code) Rules, 2021[1] (“Rules”) to provide for a mechanism for redressal and speedy resolution of complaints by social media users as well as law down a self-regulatory framework for digital media platforms....
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Recently, the state of Haryana published the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020 (“Act”) in the extraordinary gazette. Presently, the Act has been published for general information and shall be enforced once it is notified by the state government. The Act emanates from a key election promise made by the ruling coalition to...
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The government notified the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (2021 Rules) on February 25, 2021. These have been notified under Section 87 of the Information Technology Act (IT Act), and supersede the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules, 2011 (2011 Rules). The change is attributed to increased misuse of...
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Earlier this year, WhatsApp released an in-app notification. The notification informed users about the changes in its privacy policy (Policy).
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In our previous posts, we provided an overview of some of the key changes in the Code on Social Security, 2020 and the Industrial Relations Code, 2020.
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With the aim to revamp existing labour & employment laws, the government also notified the Industrial Relations Code, 2020 (“Code”) on September 28, 2020. It is likely that the Code will be implemented next year, and it will repeal 3 central labour enactments namely, Industrial Disputes, Trade Union and Industrial Employment Standing Orders acts.
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The Code on Social Security, 2020 (“Code”) received Presidential assent on September 28, 2020, and is aimed to be implemented next year. Upon implementation, it will replace 9 social security legislations.[1] The underlying objective is to consolidate all social security laws with a view to provide social security to all employees and workers, either in organised...
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By Resham Jain on 30 November, 2020 For a long time, transgender persons have been excluded from contributing towards socio-economic activities and decision-making processes. So much so that it was only during the 2011 census that, for the first time, data related to their employment, literacy and caste was collected. As per a 2017 study conducted by...
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It is not unusual for Indian employers to collect extensive personal and sensitive personal data of their employees. From the more obvious personal identifiers, to sensitive information such as marital status, sexual orientation, health records, biometrics, etc, are collected and processed for various reasons, namely, pre-employment background checks, employee profiling, drug or alcohol abuse tests,...
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