Concretising the right to privacy in digital times: a reading of India's Supreme Court judgement

August
2017

The nine-judge bench of India’s Supreme Court has just ruled that “privacy is intrinsic to freedom of life and personal liberty” guaranteed in Article 21 of the Constitution of India and qualifies as “a primal natural right”. In this article, Anita Gurumurthy and Nandini Chami reflect on how this judgement is only a beginning. The de facto manifestations of the right to privacy in the digital age will depend very much on norms development by the government, and rulings of the courts, in respect of the concrete design of the digital.

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