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. Photo: K. RAMESH BABU

A police officer explaining the functioning of surveillance cameras at Basheerbagh in Hyderabad. Photo: nagara gopal

A protest in Krishnagiri against alleged phone tapping. A file picture. Photo: N. BASHKARAN.

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

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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