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Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani said the right to fair trial outweighs right to privacy as the former impacts public justice as a whole.
Given the broad consensus in India on national security, currently raised to the level of a frenzy, it is understandable that judges do not wish to be alienated.
In a judgment, SC bench observed that no matter is beyond the superior court’s jurisdiction unless the Constitution says so.
The framework of Personal Data Protection Bill will have deleterious consequences for innovation in data economy while leaving informational privacy unprotected.
Supreme Court’s latest instruction to RBI is seen as a U-turn from 4 years ago. But this isn’t the only time the court seems to have changed its stance on RTI.
Indians need real privacy, not a loss of anonymity. Modi govt’s Personal Data Protection Bill worryingly proposes social media firms to verify user identity.
Facial recognition is not a panacea for understaffed police forces, nor a suitable instance of modernisation of the police forces.
Liberal credentials of Justice DY Chandrachud, hailed by media and the progressives for his dissenting views, have been inconsistent, to say the least.
Justice S.A. Bobde said sharing deliberations on the Collegium's rejection of candidates for higher judiciary was a matter of privacy rather than secrecy since people's reputations were at stake.
As the chief interpreter of Constitution, Supreme Court is required to demarcate with some clarity the areas of permissible state action. And this is where it has been found wanting.