PL1039 | Privacy Law

Course Information

  • 2020-21
  • PL1039
  • 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
  • III, IV, V
  • Jul 2020
  • Seminar Course

The course is a standalone, elective course for students interested in technology law who want to better understand principles of Privacy Law particularly in the context of modern technology.

The course will be grounded in the reality of the Indian experience with the concept of privacy but since India has no existing privacy statute there is a lack of domestic case law and commentary on the subject. For those reasons, the course will also extensively cover international material – the most important cases that have been foundational in establishing key privacy principles as well as articles and case studies where relevant.

Since the evolution of privacy jurisprudence tracks developments in technology, the course will explore the impact that new technologies such as algorithmic decision making, IoT, social media and encryption have had on privacy. These issues will be discussed through case studies and simulation exercises.

The course will be taught using a combination of lectures, classroom discussions and research work. Each student will be required to prepare an original work of scholarship based on issues discussed in class. One of the objectives of the course would be to generate a series of articles that will be featured in The Mint newspaper that is looking to assume a position of thought leadership in the field.


Rahul Matthan

Visiting Faculty