Arbitrary phone tapping orders violate fundamental right to privacy: Rajasthan High Court

The Court directed the authorities to destroy the intercepted messages and recordings from the tapped phone after noting that the State failed to record any reason in writing for its orders.
Right to Privacy, forced decryption
Right to Privacy, forced decryption

Surveillance without procedural safeguards would offend an individual's fundamental right to privacy, the Rajasthan High Court recently held while quashing three phone tapping orders passed by the State's Home Ministry [Shashikant Joshi v. State of Rajasthan].

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