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“ Right to Privacy isn’t absolute, observes the Supreme Court “
A rare 9-judge bench of the Supreme Court said the RIGHT TO PRIVACY IS NOT ABSOLUTE, making its first observations on Wednesday as it began hearing on an issue that could have a sweeping impact on issues such as the Aadhaar scheme and the law criminalising homosexuality.
The bench began the process to decide if privacy can be regarded as a fundamental right guaranteed to all Indians, a question that arose from the legal challenge to the Aadhaar programme that activists say impinges on the right to privacy.
“ If privacy is about right to make a choice, then choice in what areas ? Family, sexual orientation, gender identity, surveillance, what all? ” , it observed.
In addition to the Section 377 case, the SC’s ruling on privacy will impact a case against mobile communication application WhatsApp in which petitioners have opposed its policy to share user data with its parent Facebook.
What are its CONTENTS ?
Its CONTOURS ?
How can the State REGULATE privacy ?
What OBLIGATIONS does the State have to PROTECT a person’s privacy ? ”
Justice Chandrachud asked the lawyers representing petitioners in Aadhaar case.
AN ATTEMPT TO DEFINE THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY MAY CAUSE MORE HARM THAN GOOD, the bench said.
· SOCIAL MEDIA did not exist when the CONSTITUTION was made.
Divan said in the internet age, one should have the right of “ informational self-determination ”. “ I should know how much I should put forward and not be compelled,” he submitted.
Thank you Your Honours ;
Thank you for making me , a “ party ( in absentia ) to the on-going litigation “
My humble submission :
· If those who drafted our Constitution in 1947 , could not have foreseen the CONTOURS that SOCIAL MEDIA will acquire in 2017 , it was understandable
20 July 2017
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