Right to Internet: A Fundamental Delusion ​

Eeshan Joshi and Rajat Garg
Amity Law School, Noida, India.

Volume III, Issue VI, 2020

India needs robust legislation to guarantee people the ability to monitor the collection and dissemination of their personal information. Legislation that reflects the fundamental concepts of fair communication management is a central component of this approach. These protections grant people the right to control the processing, distribution, and secondary use of data; the right to view and correct personal data; the right to keep personal data secure; and the right to be aware of the processing and transfer of data. Accordingly, the law would prohibit the storage and processing of personal data by providers of personal information.

It is fascinating how unrestricted the Internet is at the level of international law and how enforcement is perceived across lenses as varied as crime, defence, child welfare, morals, growth, culture, expression, or privacy. Ideas of infrastructure equity and wider conceptions of individual independence (communicating, sharing, vying for business access, and even being anonymous or forgotten) have given rise to much of the debate on Internet policy, but also more oppressive ideas of government power, monitoring, and retribution.