Jul 162018
 July 16, 2018  Posted by  Non-U.S.

The Himalayan Times has an editorial today about privacy.  It begins:

In the run-up to the provincial and federal parliamentary elections, one of the measures parties had resorted to seeking votes was sending text messages to people on their mobile phones. This in today’s modern world did not come as a surprise to many. But some did wonder how the messages were being sent – or how parties or contestants were accessing individuals’ mobile numbers. Questions were asked whether it was a privacy breach. Then, elections were held, and people spent little time pondering over the matter, as these polls were of paramount importance, for, above every other reason, they were the first under the new constitution. The issue ultimately died down. Nonetheless, since questions were raised – even if they were not raised with a lot of force – it did bring the privacy issue to the fore. Individual privacy has been guaranteed by the constitution. Article 28 says: “The privacy of any person, his or her residence, property, documents, data, correspondences and matters related to character shall, except in accordance with law, be inviolable.”

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