NATIONAL SEMINAR, 2018 on Right to Privacy in the Contemporary Legal Environment, Organised on: October 20, 2018

The “Privacy Jurisprudence” is a seven decade old and has been highly debated. Earlier Supreme Court rulings in M.P. Sharma vs. Satish Chandra, DM, Delhi (1954) and Kharak Singh vs. State of UP (1962), have rejected the right to privacy as fundamental right, under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. However, the legal controversy was put to rest only last year, when a nine judge bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) vs. Union of India (2017) 10 SCC 1) have unanimously agreed that right to privacy is fundamental right under Article 21. The judgement is historic and unprecedented in India. A legal challenge to Aadhar Act, may be decided by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, in the light of the said landmark ruling.

The National Seminar, 2018 , on “ Right To Privacy in the Contemporary Legal Environment” will have a technical and detailed deliberations on the legal implications of the latest ruling of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. The National Seminar, 2018 will witness the presence of legal fraternity and the students of law. Several new facets and themes will be explored in the form of research papers to be presented by the participants. National Seminar, 2018 will also witness presentations and deliberations by the Experts and Jurists on the subject.

THEMES AND SUB-THEMES:

THEME 1: PUBLIC LAW, STATE AND THE PRIVACY:

✦ Right to be forgotten, Right to be let alone vis-a-vis Right to Privacy

✦ Right to Privacy as Fundamental Right

✦ Right to Privacy in the light of Aadhar Act and the UIDA database

✦ Right to Privacy: an “elitists” concept or part of “liberty”?

✦ Right to Privacy vs. National Security

✦ Justice K.S. Puttuswamy (Retd.) vs. Union of India (2017) 10 SCC 1)

✦ State Surveillance and Right to Privacy

THEME 2: RIGHT TO PRIVACY & CYBERSPACE:

✦ Right to Informational Privacy

✦ Data Protection Law and Right to Privacy

✦ Right to Privacy in the age of Social Networking Sites and Messaging Apps

✦ Legal liability of Body Corporates under Information Technology Act, 2000

✦ Violation and Breach of Privacy under Information Technology Act, 2000

THEME 3: RIGHT TO PRIVACY – MARRIAGE, CONJUGAL AFFAIRS, INTIMACY, REPRODUCTIVE CHOICES AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION:

✦ Right to Privacy in the institution of Marriage – Conjugal Affairs and Restitution of Conjugal Rights

✦ Privacy and Rights of LGBT people – Legal Concerns and Issues

✦ Privacy concerns in Surrogacy, DNA Tests, Reproductive choices and Sexual Orientation

✦ Privacy concerns in Live-in Relationship

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION:

Submission must include-

1) Abstract

2) Covering page

3) Full Paper

4) Application Form and

5) Demand Draft/Screenshot of Online Payment

✦The word limit for Abstract is 300 words.

✦The word limit for Full paper is 3000-6000 words.

✦The Abstract and the Full paper must be typed in Times New Roman Font and the font size must be 12 on a A4 size paper with 1.5” line spacing.

✦Footnoting and Citation must be according to Standard Indian Legal Citation (SILC).

✦Abstract along with Covering Page and the Full Paper must be submitted electronically on: seminarmnlua@gmail.com

✦The subject of e-mail for Submission of Abstract must be “National Seminar, 2018: Submission of Abstract & Covering Page”, subject of email for Registration, must be “National Seminar, 2018: “Registration and Payment” and subject of email for Full paper must be “National Seminar, 2018: Submission of Full Paper”

IMPORTANT DATES:

Last date for ABSTRACT submission:  September 15, 2018

Last date for FULL PAPER submission: October 5, 2018

Last date for REGISTRATION & PAYMENT: September 30, 2018

Date of National SEMINAR, 2018:   October 20, 2018

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT OF SEMINAR FEE:

The registration fee per person for the research paper, for:

  • Academician or Professional (Single Author): 2000 INR
  • Academician or Professional (Co-Author): 2500 INR
  • Student or Research Scholar (Single Author): 1000 INR
  • Student or Research Scholar (Co-Author): 1500 INR

✦Registration Fee includes, Tea, Lunch and High Tea.

✦Payment to be made through DD in favour of “MNLU, Aurangabad” payable at Aurangabad and should  reach the MNLU, Aurangabad  latest by September 30, 2018 or by Electronic mode of payment/Online payment in favour of  MNLU, Aurangabad.

✦The Online Payment details of the University are given in the Registration Form of the National Seminar, 2018.

✦Registration must be done in the prescribed Form given along with the brochure.

✦The physical copy of filled in Registration Form along with the Demand Draft (DD) or Receipt of Online Payment must be sent at the MNLU, Aurangabad  address,  addressing “Convener, National Seminar, 2018”, by Post.

✦Scanned copy of Registration Form along with Demand Draft (DD) or the screenshot of Receipt of Online payment must be mailed on: seminarmnlua@gmail.com.

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