The Impact of the Recent Pegasus Spyware Controversy on the Right to Privacy in India

  • Soujaatyaa Roy
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  • Soujaatyaa Roy

    Student at Adamas University, India

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Pegasus is a Spyware developed by Israeli cyber-arms company NSO group that can be covertly installed on Mobile Phones (both Android and IOS devices). The spyware is capable of reading text messages, tracking calls, collecting passwords, location tracking, accessing the target’s device’s microphone and camera, and harvesting information from apps. It is a Trojan Horse computer virus that can be sent “Flying through the air” to infect cell phones. The Pegasus espionage scandal first surfaced in July 2021. NV Ramana, the former Chief Justice of India, presided over the bench that heard the plea in Supreme Court. The SC established a committee after many hearings under the leadership of retired judge Justice RV Raveendran to look into the allegations.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 1060 - 1067


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