India, recognizing the importance of safeguarding individual privacy, has taken significant steps to enact laws and regulations aimed at regulating the processing and handling of personal data.
In recent years, Real Estate Regulatory Authorities (RERAs) have emerged as key players in shaping the real estate sector, ensuring transparency, accountability, and protecting the rights of homebuyers. Real Estate Regulatory Authorities were established to regulate and promote the real estate sector, with the primary objective of safeguarding the interests of homebuyers and promoting fair practices within the industry.
Through primary legislation, Parliament allows others to enact laws and rules through delegated legislation. The law established through delegated legislation must be consistent with the Act’s objectives.
A careful reading or analysis of the provisions of different statutes governing tax evasion, money laundering, security fraud, etc. suggests that Indian statutes impose vicarious liability on officers who are in charge of and responsible to the company for the conduct of business and those who contributed to the contravention or the offense by giving consent, connivance and not acting diligently.
The Indian state Uttar Pradesh recently notified Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 which attracted massive outrage as it was seen as an attempt to criminalize freedom of faith and conscience.