NATIONAL SEMINAR on Right to Privacy in the Contemporary Legal Environment : MNLU

Humans are born with certain basic rights that are recognised in a civilised society. Some rights are inherent and some are incidental to human personality. Right to life, liberty and dignity are basic ones. Citizens, in a society driven by democratic and republican values, constitute a central part in the governance. There are situations where an individual in a free society expects to be free from the shackles of the governance and there comes the expectation of privacy so far as personal, private and intimate affairs are concerned. Many legal systems in the world, including couple of international legal instruments have also documented concerns for privacy, in the personal affairs of the individual. However, there exist two schools of thought, one concerning about basic rights of individuals such as food, shelter, livelihood, right to life etc. which recognises the privacy as “elitists” concept
and the second, considers it as essential for the “human dignity” and “human personality”. 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, 2 0 1 8 , o n “ R i g h t t o P r i v a c y i n t h e 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.


Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad is a newly established University, under the Maharashtra National Law University Act, 2014, which came into existence on March 16, 2017 with the joining of Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) S. Surya Prakash. The University was formally inaugurated on 9th December, 2017 at the hands of Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri. Devendra Fadnavis. The commencement of the University, would have been impossible without the able guidance of the Chancellor, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Judge, Supreme Court of India.

The mandate and vision of the University is to advance and disseminate learning and knowledge of law and legal
processes and contributing to national development. Keeping this vision in mind, the University have been organising the number of national academic events such National Seminar, 2 0 1 7 o n B h o p a l G a s Tr a g e d y, Interdisciplinary Discourse on Palliative and End of Life Care in India etc.



✦ 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.


✦ 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


✦ 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


Research papers, case comment and articles are invited from the academic practitioners, research scholars and the students. The papers should be author’s original work and/or should not be any published work. Co-authorship is allowed but is restricted to only one. Selected research papers, case comments and articles will be published in the form of a Book with ISBN, which may be notified in due course of time to the participants. Publication of papers shall be subject to the approval of the Editorial Board and quality of the papers.


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: [email protected]
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”.

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


CHIEF PATRON: Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ranjan Gogoi,
Judge, Supreme Court of India and Chancellor, MNLU, Aurangabad.


Hon’ble Prof. (Dr.) S. Surya Prakash, Vice-Chancellor, MNLU, Aurangabad.


Seminar Hall, Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad (Govt. B.Ed. College Campus, Padampura Aurangabad, M.S.)


Outstation participants will have to make their own arrangement for accommodation. However, the organising committee will guide the participants in finding a suitable and discounted hotels for accommodation. The Organising Committee may be contacted for the same. The Hotel Keys’ which is adjacent to the MNLU, Aurangabad campus have consented for giving Room at discounted rate. Participants may contact Mr. Amaan Khan, Sr. Manager on +91 9561442221,

Email ID: [email protected]


Maharashtra National Law University, Govt. B.Ed. College Campus, Padampura,
Aurangabad – 431 005. (MS) India. Office Contact Number: (0240) 2334800 Website:


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