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International Conference on National and Global Perspectives on the Right to Privacy

VIT School of Law, VIT University, Chennai is going to organize the International Conference on 'National and Global Perspectives on the Right to Privacy'.

Date: 19th - 20th January, 2018
Venue: VIT School of Law, VIT Chennai Campus, Vandalur, Kelambakkam Road, Chennai

About The Conference:
The Supreme Court has given recently a landmark judgment on the much debated issue of Right to Privacy in Justice K.S. Puttuswamy (RTD) and another v. Union of India, Writ Petition (Civil) No. 494 of 2012, MANU / SCI104412017. A bench consisting of 9 judges has unequivocally and unanimously held that Right to Privacy is a Fundamental Right under Article 21.The Court has not only emphasized the need to protect personal privacy, but also the informational privacy including privacy in the electronic and digital ecosystem. The judgment is extremely progressive and futuristic.

The judgment recognizes the transient role of technology and the continuous need for revisiting and revising the concept of privacy with every change in technology. This is not the first decision on Privacy. The Court had touched upon the privacy issue over 40 cases. Yet, the main reason for the reference of this case to a nine-judge bench have arisen in view of conflicting decisions by the Court in Kharak Singh and M.P. Sharma, six and eight judge judgments respectively which denied the right to privacy, and numerous other judgments that followed based on them.

This decision therefore, in particular, overruled previous judgments in the Kharak Singh and M.P. Sharma cases. Right to privacy as a fundamental right will have a far reaching implication on issues relating to information and communication privacy, LGBT rights, AADHAAR data protection etc. In a digitalized world many limitations need to be placed for the purpose of realizing this right. Internationally Privacy has been protected under Article 12 of the UDHR and Article 17 of ICCPR. National Constitutions of a number of countries have guaranteed privacy as a constitutionally protected right. The scope and the limitations of this right need to be discussed in a variety of circumstances. This International Conference is meant for a meaningful conversation on how this right has been protected in different politico-cultural and legal setting.

Call for Papers:
Original unpublished research papers, articles and case studies are invited from academicians, research scholar, advocates and students to be presented in the Conference. The papers will be selected after plagiarism check (15%) using Turn it in. The abstract and full paper will undergo double-blind peer review process by the Expert Reviewers committee before selection. The Selected Papers only will be permitted to present in the Conference and it will be published in the form of a book with ISBN.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Paper Title
  • Author particulars - Name in one line and Affiliation with email and phone number
  • Abstract within 200 words in italics
  • 3 to 6 keywords
  • Full paper should not exceed 5000 words
  • Reference should be in Harvard Blue Book (19th Edition)
  • Submission in MS Word
  • Times New Roman, Font size 12pt, Line space 1.5"

Registration Fee:

  • Academicians / NGOs: Rs.3000/-
  • Research Scholars: Rs.2000/-
  • UG and PG Students: Rs.1500/-
  • Every additional Author: Rs.1500/-

Accommodation will be provided with prior request at an additional cost. All delegates are requested to bring one hardcopy of the original full paper and ID Proof at the time of registration. The Demand Draft is to be drawn in favor of "VIT University" payable at Chennai.

Important Dates:

Last date for submission of Abstract:

30th November, 2017

Confirmation of Abstract:

2nd December, 2017

Last date for submission of Full Paper:

7th January, 2018

Conference Date:

19th - 20th January, 2018

VIT School of Law
VIT Chennai Campus,
Vandalur, Kelambakkam Road,
Tamil Nadu, Chennai - 600 127
Phone: +91-9840582063, +91-9444679880, +91-9655321779

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