Category: Contemporary Issues

  • The Platform Worker Predicament : Revisiting Labour Obligations of Online Intermediaries.

    The Platform Worker Predicament : Revisiting Labour Obligations of Online Intermediaries.

    [By Tanvi Shetty] The author is a student of O.P. Jindal Global University.   Globally speaking, the position maintained by online applications such as Uber with respect to their drivers is that they are independent third parties and the scope of their agreements with such drivers falls outside the purview of a standard employer-employee relationship.…

  • “Short and Distort,” whether fraud under the SEBI regulations?

    “Short and Distort,” whether fraud under the SEBI regulations?

    [By Srajan Dixit & Abhijeet Malik] The authors are students of Gujrat National Law University.   The alleged overvaluation of stocks dubbed as the ‘‘Largest con in corporate history’’ by the Hindenburg Research may have sustained the scrutiny of courts over time; however, the Adani conglomerate which rose almost 2500% in last 5 years proved…

  • A Statutory Effort to Safeguard Personal Data In India: The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022

    A Statutory Effort to Safeguard Personal Data In India: The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022

    [By Aayushi Choudhary & Bhanupratap Singh Rathore] The authors are students of Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar. Three months after the withdrawal of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill from the Lok Sabha, the government has come up with revamped legislation. This is the fourth time the government has proposed a bill on digital data…

  • Funding Winter in the Startup Market: The Effects and Regulatory Reforms

    Funding Winter in the Startup Market: The Effects and Regulatory Reforms

    [By Akshat Shukla and Tanvi Agrawal] The authors are students at the National Law Institute University, Bhopal. I. Funding Winter: Meaning and Overview Funding Winter is a phrase used to describe the phenomena of a downturn in the investor’s confidence in the start-ups leading to a more strategic and curtailed approach towards funding. It often leads…

  • On The NCLAT’s Veritable War Against Inter-Se Priorities

    On The NCLAT’s Veritable War Against Inter-Se Priorities

    [By Kartik Kalra] The author is a student at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. The principle of inter-se priority has its roots in equity, having as its core purpose the prevention of the jeopardization of the first charge-holder’s security interests.[1] When multiple persons hold a security over the same indivisible unit of…

  • Implementation of Bill C-18 Framework in India

    Implementation of Bill C-18 Framework in India

    [By Ashutosh Chandra] The author is a student at the Jindal Global Law School. Introduction: Recently the Canadian Parliament introduced the Bill C-18. The law aims to bring about fairness in the Canadian digital news ecosystem and make sure that the system can support itself. This is done by regulating commercial interactions between digital intermediaries and news…

  • Determining the Applicable Law: Case of Non-Signatory to Arbitration Agreement

    Determining the Applicable Law: Case of Non-Signatory to Arbitration Agreement

    [By Tanish Gupta and Shubham Gandhi] The authors are students at the National Law University, Jabalpur. In an intriguing case of Lifestyle Equities CV v Hornby Streets (MCR) Ltd., the English Court of Appeal, in addition to other issues, was called upon to decide the applicable law in determining the binding effect of the arbitration agreement on a…

  • RBI Guidelines on Digital lending – A boon to the digital borrowers?

    RBI Guidelines on Digital lending – A boon to the digital borrowers?

    [By Sahana R] The author is a student at the School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore. Introduction The process of providing loans on an online platform is termed to be digital lending. The distinction between digital lending and traditional lending methods would be using digital technologies regarding loan approval, repayment, and service. According to a study, there…

  • RBI’s Shield for Borrowers against Digital Lending

    RBI’s Shield for Borrowers against Digital Lending

    [By Rajeev Dadhich] The author is a student at the Institute of Law, Nirma University. The Digital Lending route has acquired prominence, which raised Reserve Bank of India’s  (“RBI”) concerns over the unbridled engagement of third parties, mis-selling, breach of data privacy, unfair business conduct, charging of exorbitant interest rates, and unethical recovery practices. To curb these…

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