Is Privacy Negotiable?: A critical analysis of Right to Privacy in India

  • Ishanika Das
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  • Ishanika Das

    CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Bangaluru, India

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Right to Privacy is the fundamental right and it comes under the subject of reasonable restrictions. Article 21 of the Indian Constitution enshrined right to privacy as a fundamental right is the essential component for right to life and right to live with personal liberty. In the modern society right to privacy is enjoyed by humans. Right to Privacy is the diverse topic and it has various dimension in each subject of law and it is recognized by every aspect of law. Privacy is referred as protection of individual’s private space from the infringement of the society, government or any other third party. Privacy is subjective and in different circumstances privacy it is understood in different way. Privacy is essential in individual’s life and no one prefer infringing their privacy. Supreme Court has given various landmark judgements on privacy. In this paper, the author has shown light on the evolution of right to privacy since ancient era till modern era. The landmark cases related to right to privacy are highlighted in this research and the author has also delved on to the various aspects of privacy. The paper also covers the right to privacy enshrined under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution coupled with the current scenarios of privacy in the contemporary times.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 2, Page 1660 - 1670


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