Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2017)
Surveillance and right to privacy: Issues and challenges
Author(s): Ashok Kumar Kasaudhan
Abstract: This paper attempts to analyse the whether legislative framework relating to surveillance is adequate and able to balance between privacy of individual and defence and security of country. As an irony it is said that majority of Indians were safe from being victim of US Cyber surveillance programme PRISM not because they had kept themselves well-guarded against any possible breach of their privacy, but simply because they had not yet had a chance to be online. It also shows that even today most of the Indians have no access to computer and their non-access to resources and offline always ensured that they are protected from being victim of any covert operation of any surveillance agency. But surely this is not the matter to be consoled either by government or by citizens of India.