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Privacy protection is a losing battle in modern era, says Supreme Court

Supreme Court has voiced concern over the possible misuse of personal information in public domain. It said, the protection of the concept of privacy in the technological era was a losing battle.

A nine-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, heard marathon arguments for six days over a period of three weeks.

The bench of Supreme Court has reserved its verdict on the issue whether right to privacy can be held as a fundamental right under the Constitution.

The judgment will be delivered on or before 27th of August as Chief Justice Khehar, who presided over the bench, will demit the office on that day.

The bench favoured overarching guidelines to protect private information in public domain. It said there is a need to maintain the core of privacy as the notion of privacy is fast becoming irrelevant in an all-pervading technological era.

 

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