Revisiting Right to Privacy in Indian context

  • Sonam Rawat
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  • Sonam Rawat

    LLM student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University Dehradun, India

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In individual, in the 21st century, the debate on privacy sparked with the need of data privacy laws and citizens' rights to civil privacy, irrespective of sexual preference. Privacy is an important factor in life and liberty and an essential part of the Constitution's fundamental rights. In every person, regardless of class, stratus, gender and orientation, it exists equally. In developing one's development, integrity and dignity, it plays a major role. However, the fact that privacy is not an absolute right, but the fact that an invasion is based on the legality, need and proportionality of this privileged right must be justified by law. The authors of this paper traced the origins of privacy, recognising privacy as an integral part of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution in various judicial declarations. The paper focuses on the case law of this right as a fundamental right. Considering that the era in which we live is the information age, the fact is that not all of the information we have needs to be provided and certain limitations and protection of this information are required and therefore the role of privacy becomes important. In this technologically advanced era of the 21st century, the concept of protecting such privacy in information form is the most important protection.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 4036 - 4045


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