The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global surge in surveillance activities. Governments all over the world are deploying technological tools for tracking and tracing the citizens to prevent the spread of the virus. This article argues that the need for surveillance cannot be negated or undermined. However, it is important to rethink the surveillance framework and incorporate appropriate checks and balances in place to ensure accountability and to prevent harm.
Are the Indian regulations and legislative frameworks equipped to combat the COVID-19 crisis? This article locates the responsive measures to COVID-19 in India in its two central legislations and analyses the gaps in regulations that renders the response to the pandemic non-democratic and inadequate. Alok Arunam proposes to drive a shift in the notion and understanding of security from a macro to a micro perspective, rooted in the security of individuals and communities