08 December Wednesday

Setback For Infringing Privacy In The Name Of National Security: John Brittas

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Wednesday Oct 27, 2021

Kochi : MP John Brittas, one among petitioners against Pegasus snooping, welcomed the Supreme Court decision to setting  up of Experts Committee to probe the allegations. The verdict is crucial and  one that bolsters democratic system, said Brittas. In a case where the central government played hide-and-seek, the  Committee will now pull up underlying truths, the MP said.

The assumption was growing that any one’s privacy could be pried into in the name of national security.  The SC verdict now  has rendered a fitful blow to that notion. The court’s ruling adds  lusture to its  earlier judgment upholding right to  privacy as  fundamental right of citizens, said Brittas.