Orissa HC Judgment Highlights the Challenge of Protecting Privacy of COVID-19 Patients

Profs. Rangin P. Tripathy and Suman Bhattamishra of analyse the Orissa HC judgment on privacy of Covid-19 patients and its application of the Puttaswamy decision to completely prohibit the disclosure of patients’ identity. They also critique the judgment for not attempting to establish a threshold of proportionality in relation to specific disclosures by the State.

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The Impact Of Puttaswamy Judgement On The Rights Of The Media

The post is an attempt to anticipate the trajectory of decisions following the Puttaswamy judgment, in dealing with cases where the right to freedom of speech and right to privacy are seemingly in conflict, based on a decisions of a few High Courts in this regard.

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