COMMENTARY ON THE JUDGMENT OF RIGHT TO PRIVACY (2017)
By Akanksha Singh & Nishtha Pandey
The field of law is dynamic in nature which is in a continuous process of growth. The Indian Judiciary stands out extending his arms wide to take in new advances and developments. This consideration for the development by the Indian Judiciary stands out in the form of remarkable judgment of Privacy. Taking into account the Right to Privacy under the umbrella of Fundamental Rights and as a part of Article 21 (Right to life and liberty) is a classic decision which was pronounced on 24th August, 2017 in the case of Justice K S Puttaswamy (Retd.) v. Union of India [(2017) 10 SCC 1]. This decision emerges out as a boon which stands out protecting individuality and dignity of a human being. ‘Privacy’ is an essential aspect of human rights and hence deserves protection. In this paper we shall be commenting on the different aspects like practical, jurisprudential, technical and legal aspects of the privacy judgment, along with the summary of the facts and original judgment itself.
Keywords: Privacy, fundamental rights, human rights, dignity, individuality
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