Embracing the Positive Obligation of Privacy

Mr.Ashit Kumar Srivastava talks about the role of the Union Government as a ‘Data Fiduciary’ after the Puttuswamy judgment which cements the Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Even though it is a negative right demanding non-interference of the State, with the Adhaar initiative, the Author argues, there is a positive obligation on the State to protect the data collected by means of UIDAI remains safe.

Herding and the Dotcom Bubble

In this article, Sanjana Medipally explores the herd mentality of the stock market by taking a close look at the dot-com bubble. The article looks into this bubble and the impact it had, especially due to the creation of the internet and it’s impact on the growth in the revenue of companies. Read on to find out more about this phenomenon and its consequences!

Did the ‘Herd Behaviour’ give the East Asian Economies a ride during the Financial Crisis?

This article, Lakshmi Priya analyses the impact of ‘herd behavior’, which is considered to be the quickest decision-making device, on the East Asian financial crisis. Herd behavior, due to constant social influence and social learning from interconnected clusters, is the end process of social learning. The article explains how this herd mentality can lead to a spread of crisis across interconnected economies.

Public Policy Series – II

“Every public policy is meant to change or preserve something in the human society. When the policies are designed, they are designed assuming some chain of causality through which the desired change/end is achieved. . . . . . . . Ideal public policy-making involves anticipating the causal network to the fullest extent feasible. Read on to find out what Ronit Hazarika has to say about this.”

Public Policy Series – I

The Public Policy Series includes a diverse range of perspectives authored by students on the (re)conceptualization of public policy in its application and as a cross-fertilization of thought from other domains of social disciplines. This article is the first one in the public policy series. Read on to know what Soumya Chaturvedi has to say.

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