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THE ALLEGED ‘RUSSIAN INTERVENTION’: A BRIEF LEGAL HISTORY OF FOREIGN ELECTORAL INTERVENTION

By- Swagat Baruah, Gujarat National Law University In continuation of the thoughts laid down and the points made in my previous blog “Understanding Cyber Intervention”, and in lieu of the ongoing Senate Intelligence Committee investigations into the alleged hacking of the 2016 US Presidential Elections and the recent developments regarding the same, what we must first understand…
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CYBER ATTACKS, ESPIONAGE AND INTRUSIONS: THE LAW GOVERNING THE NEW GLOBAL FRONTLINES

By- Hamid Naved, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab On 28th June, 2017 the Jawaharlal Nehru (in Mumbai) port was hit by a malware (known as “Petya”) cyber-attack. As a result of the damage caused by this attack, one of the terminals at the Port was rendered inoperative leading to a disruption in the arrival…
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CHINESE SNOOPING ON FOREIGN TRADE SECRETS: A LOOPHOLE IN INTERNATIONAL FRAMEWORK

By- Aryan Babele, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Nortel, once a bigwig Canadian telecom, filed for its bankruptcy in 2009 at the same time when a little known Chinese company Huawei was on the rise in the US market. Huawei’s industrial methods had the similar R&D setup which was stolen from the hacked emails of…
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RIGHT TO PRIVACY: ADDRESSING THE CONCERNS

**Image taken from https://privacyinternational.org/blog/1224/un-report-link-between-state-surveillance-and-freedom-expression. By – Saurabh Sinha, Independent Researcher and Writer The recent pronouncement of judgment[i] by the Supreme Court on mandatory linking of PAN card with Aadhar card albeit with a word of caution to the Government of taking the necessary safeguards has once again sparked a debate on the most important, inalienable and…
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UNDERSTANDING CYBER INTERVENTION

**Image taken from https://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/white-house-blames-russia-for-reckless-notpetya-cyber-attack-5066351/. By- Swagat Baruah, Gujarat National Law University Throughout the history of wars, covert actions or broadly, all intelligence activities have been mostly territorial in nature. However, post the cyber revolution, there arise many unaddressed questions in the broad sphere of international law. Does the act of a state of penetrating from a computer in…
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A RAZOR’S EDGE: THE FINE LINE BETWEEN COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE AND CORPORATE ESPIONAGE

** Image taken from https://pixabay.com/en/network-web-connection-1760303/. By- Rohit Jacob, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab “To get ahead” is an aspiration of many a young entrepreneur, a dream, bordering on obsession for countless startups the world over. “To stay ahead” is the objective for all large business houses, multinational companies and corporate giants; those who have…
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THE PUZZLING TERRITORY OF RIGHT TO PRIVACY

** Image taken from http://www.harriers.co.uk/privacy-policy/.   By- Shraddha Upadhyay, student at Rajiv Gandhi National University Law, Punjab   Right to Privacy: Meaning and Scope Privacy is one of the most cherished civil liberties instrumental to the dignity and freedom of an individual. While it is difficult to define what is exactly meant by privacy as it is…
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