Indian scenario

India: Privacy in peril

Print edition : July 12, 2013

The police browsing case details using the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems Technology in Hyderabad.

A police officer explaining the functioning of surveillance cameras at Basheerbagh in Hyderabad.

A protest in Krishnagiri against alleged phone tapping. A file picture.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi distributing Aadhaar cards at Tembhali in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra.

The danger of mass surveillance in India is for real. The absence of a regulating law is damning for Indians who want to protect their privacy against the juggernaut of state and private surveillance.
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