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Gov’t Wants Exemptions Under Privacy Bill

PRIVACY LAW—INDIA

December 20, 2011

Live Mint reports on India's proposed right to privacy bill, aimed at protecting Indians against misuse of their personal information, interception of personal communications, unlawful surveillance and unwanted commercial communication. The home ministry, however, wants intelligence and investigation agencies to be exempted from provisions of the bill in the name of national security. A government official said, "We have come to know the home ministry's stand on the issue. But their view is against the basic framework of the proposed privacy law. It defies the entire purpose." 
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