As the Rafale jet fighter deal gets heard in the Supreme Court, the central government sought for the petitions be dismissed.
The government went on to argue that the petitioners have illegally got access to classified documents and made them public.
But the Supreme Court said that the concept of confidentiality in documents has undergone a change since the Right To Information Act was put in place.
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi stated that file notings have lost the sanctity they had as the RTI brought about a revolution, a complete change.
In cases of corruption and human rights violations, even sensitive organisations have to disclose information under RTI, he said.
The court has reserved its judgment on whether there has been any breach of confidentiality.
None of the documents given to the court violates national security, argued lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan, who is one of the petitioners in the case.