Feb 172015
 February 17, 2015  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

The Economic Times reports:

As India moves towards becoming the world’s second largest Internet market, the need for privacy and data protection is of critical importance to safeguard interests of netizens, activists have said.

According to Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), which provides free legal services to developers of free and open source softwares, Europe is having an “intense” debate on the right to privacy and protection of data, something which is missing in India.


Quoting SFLC’s report “Communications Surveillance in India”, Choudhary said the language of the law needs to be considerably narrowed down to specify objectively verifiable situations under which surveillance may be legitimately undertaken.

Read more on The Economic Times.

Related: India’s Surveillance State: Communications Surveillance in India (pdf)

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