Snooping allegations force Centre to scrap social media hub proposal

Moitra’s counsel, senior advocate A M Singhvi, had alleged that the SMCH would become a tool in the hands of a private agency to help the government launch surveillance on citizens’ activities on social media platforms that would blatantly violate the right to privacy, which a nine-judge bench of the SC had on August 24 last year declared to be a part of the right to life. “It is a project to create advance surveillan infrastructure in the country,” Singhvi had alleged. The SC  had on July 13 sought the Centre’s response to Moitra’s ’s petition. Read more…

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