Surveillance: Is It a Threat to Privacy

  • M.K. Guru Prasath and V. Haricharan
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  • M.K. Guru Prasath

    Student at The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, School of Excellence in Law, India

  • V. Haricharan

    Student at The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, School of Excellence in Law, India

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In an era characterized by rapid technological development, surveillance has become an integral part of modern societies. This study aims to critically examine the potential threats that surveillance may pose to privacy in India. The paper uses a multidimensional approach to analyze the complex interaction between surveillance practices and privacy concerns, taking into account legal, ethical and socio-political aspects. The study first examines India's legislative framework for surveillance, highlighting the role of legislation and the judiciary in protecting individuals' privacy rights. It deals with regulations such as the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000, which regulates cyber surveillance and the right to privacy under the Indian Constitution. Assessing relevant jurisprudence, this brief analyzes the extent to which existing laws effectively protect privacy in the face of evolving surveillance technologies. In addition, this study also explores the ethical implications of surveillance practices in India. This raises questions about the balance between the security interests of the state and the protection of citizens' privacy.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 1450 - 1459


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