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Tag: Right To Privacy

Right To Privacy Infringed In Spying, Be It By State Or Others, Says SC On Pegasus
Right To Privacy Infringed In Spying, Be It By State Or Others, Says SC On Pegasus

The top court pointed out that members of a civilised democratic society have a reasonable expectation of privacy, which is not the singular concern of journalists or social activists.

Don't Call Us 'Your Honour', It's Not US Supreme Court, SC Tells Law Student
WhatsApp New Privacy Policy: It's Court's Duty To Protect 'Right To Privacy' Of People, Says SC

New Delhi: People have grave apprehensions on loss of privacy, the Supreme Court said on Monday, making it clear that it is the court’s duty to protect this right as it heard an application against WhatsApp’s new privacy policy. The observation came as senior advocate Shyam Divan, representing petitioner Karmanya Singh Sareen, sought direction to […]

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SC to set up constitution bench to hear pleas on Aadhaar petitions

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that a five-judge constitution bench would hear a batch of petitions challenging the validity of the Aadhaar law on charges of being intrusive and violating the right to privacy. The top court also pulled up the West Bengal government for directly approaching it against the central government’s […]

Baijayant hails SC verdict; says right to privacy should be fundamental with exceptions

Bhubaneswar: BJD MP Baijayant Panda who had introduced the Data (Privacy and Protection) Bill in Lok Sabha in 2017 hailed the Supreme Court verdict upholding Right to Privacy as a fundamental right. Panda who has been writing about Aadhaar, privacy and data security issues for past several years, said “The stand I have taken is […]

SC ruling on privacy will pave way for relook at Section 377: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Thursday said that with the Supreme Court ruling that right to privacy is a fundamental right it would be possible to ask the apex court to take a second look at Section 377, which criminalises gay sex. “In my view, it (Section 377) was rightly struck down or read […]

SC declares right to privacy as Fundamental right

New Delhi: In a landmark decision that will affect the lives of all Indians, the Supreme Court today unanimously declared that right to privacy was a Fundamental right under the Constitution. A nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar ruled that “right to privacy is an intrinsic part of Right to Life […]

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Right to privacy is inherent in Constitution, SC told

New Delhi: Senior counsel Gopal Subramanium told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the right to privacy is a pre-existing natural right which is inherent in the Constitution though not explicitly mentioned. Subramanium is leading the argument on behalf of the petitioners who have challenged the Aadhaar scheme on the grounds of its being violative […]