04 Aug Indian Supreme Court Outlines Three-Step Method on Right to Privacy
Reports last Thursday announced the Indian Supreme Court has closed its hearings on privacy rights, offering a three-step approach to navigate the issue. The law separates privacy into three zones: the intimate, private, and public. Once the final hearing is completed, it will enact the approach.
The intimate zone covers sexuality, marriage, and family relations. It protects couples and families from illegal intrusion.
The private zone involves sharing of personal data, including social media posts and credit card information. It states that information should only be used for the reason it is shared.
The public zone only involves minimum regulation of data. However, citizens still maintain their right to their own mind and body.
The court gave ample emphasis on the significance of what it means to have a constitutional notion of privacy. Since right to privacy is not part of India’s fundamental rights, it gives citizens hope to have an official privacy law in the future.