Jun 192013
 
 June 19, 2013  Non-U.S., Surveillance

The Press Trust of India reports:

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to give an urgent hearing to a PIL on the issue of the U.S. National Security Agency snooping on Internet data from India, and seeking to initiate action against Internet companies for allowing the agency to access the information.

Agreeing to hear the PIL filed by a former dean of Delhi University’s Law School, Prof. S.N. Singh, a bench of justices A.K. Patnaik and Ranjan Gogoi posted the case for hearing next week.

In his plea, Singh alleged that such large-scale spying by the U.S. authorities is detrimental to national security and urged the apex court to intervene in the matter. He has claimed that the Internet companies are sharing information with the foreign authority in “breach” of contract and violation of right to privacy.

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