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Supreme Court: Technology is Diluting Privacy

PRIVACY LAW—INDIA

February 25, 2011

The Supreme Court Thursday said that with the march of technology, privacy is "virtually disappearing," Sify finance reports. The observation follows Tata Group Chairperson Ratan Tata's call for a law to prevent against the invasion of individuals' privacy. Last year, a call between Tata and a corporate lobbyist was leaked to the media, prompting Tata to call on the Supreme Court to investigate the leak and stop the conversation's publication. Senior Counsel Harish Salve said to the court that "if the government had the right to snoop on the citizen's privacy in the national interest, then it also had a corresponding responsibility of guarding these intercepts from public gaze," the report states.
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