International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 7, Issue 5 (2021)

Pegasus: partnering with the apartheid


Srividya Iyer G, Abirami A B

Most of the offenses against the body involve physical violence. But one of the most prevailing and growing offenses with the same gravity is cybercrime. In the digital era, information and communication technology is helping billions to build the gap between people. But we do not realize that the gap is becoming so thin that every person is becoming capable of stepping into another’s shoe, infringing their privacy and even lowering the dignity of another. In such a case, Pegasus spyware is one of the major issue of the nation by partnering with the apartheid. This paper provides the study on Pegasus spyware, it’s impact on privacy and its ill effect on the state interest. The advancements in technology are intended to provide better living, but the same technology is being misused in various walks of life without any physical bounds. When this became a burning issue in India, various provisions were established in Penal provisions, Information Technology Act, 2000 and Privacy laws seeking protection to the victims. But these laws fail to meet the growing cybercrime rate. This paper throws a light on laws governed to protect the privacy of the people and at the same time also the gaps in law are indicated. This paper aims to bring out the effect of Pegasus on privacy and the challenges to the democracy. Various cases are analysed to conclude.
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How to cite this article:
Srividya Iyer G, Abirami A B. Pegasus: partnering with the apartheid. International Journal of Law, Volume 7, Issue 5, 2021, Pages 187-191
International Journal of Law