Right to Privacy

November 13, 2015

Right to Privacy Bill 2014 : Current Status

Currently, the Right to Privacy in midst of drafting. The first such draft came in 2011 and the current bill is Right to Privacy Bill 2014. This bill recognizes the Right to Privacy as a part of Article 21 of…

November 13, 2015

Media Trial and Right to Privacy

The media trial has been alleged to violate the Fundamental Right secured by Article 21 (right to life and liberty) of an individual. The argument supporting this says that during media trial, not only the suspects and accused but also…

November 13, 2015

DNA Profiling Bill vis-a-vis Right to Privacy

Serious concerns have been raised regarding various provisions of the bill ranging from its reliability to its potential for misuse and errors. Among others, right to privacy is one of the important concern of this bill. These concerns are discussed…

November 13, 2015

Digital India and Right to Privacy

Digital India is an initiative of the Indian government to integrate the government departments with citizens of India. As part of the initiative, Government is building a big database platform which consolidates its public records. Under the project all the…

November 13, 2015

Aadhaar and Right To Privacy

The Aadhaar project was challenged on grounds of violating the right to privacy. The government has defended Aadhaar on the basis of the 1954 SC judgment, wherein it was held that Right to privacy is not a fundamental right. While…

November 13, 2015

Right to Privacy as Fundamental Right

Right to privacy was earlier recognized as “implicit" in the right to life and liberty - guaranteed by Article 21 of the constitution. However, implicit rights have been subject to judicial scrutiny time and again. As per current judicial pronouncements,…

November 13, 2015

International Conventions around right to privacy

Right to privacy is the most cherished right in any civilized society. Owing to technological revolution, the concern for privacy has become greater than at any time in recent history. The speed with which information today is produced, collected and…