Governments around the world are turning to new forms of digital surveillance to monitor the spread of the coronavirus, though they are mostly using existing laws to do so.
Criticisms of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 are acquiring increasing salience due to the use of technology-enabled surveillance and data collection techniques to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Large sections of India’s population are invisible to the state. That is why in crises like Covid and lockdown, we need one common social database.
Faced with the need to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, governments around the world are increasingly turning to surveillance technologies that enable them to track the health and location data of citizens.
Cryptocurrencies have sharply polarized traders, financial analysts, and regulators around the world.
The description of the battle against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as a “war” has graduated from an analogy to a metaphor.
As nations around the world close their borders, halt international trade, and craft national responses to limit the spread of the disease, the current crisis has reinforced nationalist rhetoric on economic protectionism and anti-immigration.
Recognizing the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian government announced a three-week nationwide lockdown until April 14, 2020.
As its number of coronavirus cases grows, India is just beginning to expand diagnostic and manufacturing capacities. The road ahead will be long.
To contain the coronavirus, Modi has aimed to instill a strong sense of purpose in both the government and the public. The crisis may also afford India a moment for greater global leadership.