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Pegasus spyware case Hearing [Supreme Court Live Updates]

Lawstreet Journal 27 Oct 2021 4:26pm

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Bench Assembles

Bench: Present batch of writ  petitions raise concern.

This court has never covered  from protecting all from abuse of fundamental rights.

Some petitioners are direct victims of attack and some are PIL petitioners.

Bench: Members of democratic society have reasonable concern of privacy. Citizens need to be protected from violation of privacy.

CJI NV Ramana: the present batch of matters is with regarding to use of modern technology.... this court is called upon to examine the use of such a technology. Our effort is to uphold the constitutional principle without being consumed into political rhetoric

CJI NV Ramana: some of the petitioners are direct victims of pegasus. it is incumbent upon the centre to seriously consider the use of such a technology. i have discussed the need for protecting right to privacy in India

CJI NV Ramana: We live in the era of information..we must recognise while technology is important is important to safeguard right to privacy, Not only journalists etc but privacy is important for all citizens

CJI NV Ramana: there are restrictions on right to privacy but those restrictions have to stand constitutional scrutiny. In today's world restriction on privacy is to prevent terrorism activity and can only be imposed when needed to protect national security

CJI NV Ramana: it is undeniable that under surveillance it affects the right and freedom of people and how it is exercised. it also about freedom of press and the important role played by them, such technology may have chilling effect on right to press

CJI NV Ramana: initially… Continue Reading...

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