Privacy in the Digital Age


The Supreme Court of India is in the midst of a heated debate for the need of a constitutionally recognized, explicit right to privacy. In the article 'Privacy in the Digital Age', Parminder Jeet Singh argues for the horizontal application of the right to privacy against state and non-state actors. In the digital age it is the duty of the state to not only refrain from violating the personal right to privacy (for instance through illegal surveillance), but also take concerted action to protect the right to privacy. Privacy must thus be fashioned as both- a positive as well as negative right. This step is crucial in order to prevent corporations from becoming data monopolies.

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