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Belgian Employees Now Have the Legal ‘Right to Disconnect’ After Work Hours

Written By – Aishwarya Patel More than 65,000 government employees in Belgium have the right to be unavailable at theconclusion of the workday as of February 1st. That is, they have the legal right to ignore work-related emails and phone calls and to entirely disconnect from work – unless there are“extraordinary” circumstances. Belgium is now the latest country to embrace […]

European Commission proposes a declaration on digital rights and principles

Written By – Rajnish In a  joint declaration the organs of the European Union: the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission proclaimed the declaration on digital Rights and respective principles titled “European Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles for the Digital Decade” on 26th of January 2022. The aim of declaration contained in its preamble as “to explain shared […]

Israeli police accused of using Pegasus malware to spy illegally on citizens

Written By – Rajnish Israeli daily News agency reveled that the Israeli Police uses NSO’s Pegasus spyware to remotely hack the citizens’ phones, control them and extract the information from them. The news agency claimed that the persons whose phones were hacked are including the Mayors, leaders of opposite party who were protesting against the former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, […]

Europe rights court: Russia responsible for assassination of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko

Written By – Shrey Garg, News Writer The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia is responsible for the killing of the ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 in London. The Strasbourg-based court has agreed with the findings of the British enquiry which concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a Russian intelligence operation to assassinate Litvinenko. The […]

Texas doctor sued by two private citizens in first lawsuit brought under strict state abortion law

Written By – Arshita Anand, News Writer @sociolegalcorp Doctor Alan Braid was sued this Monday by Oscar Stilley and Felipe Gomez for violating Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8) that prohibits abortions six weeks into the pregnancy. Braid had claimed to perform such an abortion in an op-ed piece published by The Washington Post on Saturday. This article stated that Braid […]

New California bill would make removing condoms without consent illegal

Written By – Shrey Garg, National Law School of India University California will become the first state in USA to outlaw non-consensual removal of condom during sexual intercourse. This practice is termed as ‘stealthing’. The term ‘stealthing’ gained attention after it was featured as a part of an article published by Alexandra Brodky in the Columbia Journal of Gender and […]

Joe Biden Signs Executive Order To Declassify 9/11 Investigation Documents

Written By – Arshita Anand, Content Writer Joe Biden, the US President signed an executive order on Friday calling for the declassification of some documents related to investigations carried out by the FBI on the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US. This order was accompanied by his statement that he made a campaign promise to ensure transparency regarding the attacks. […]

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