Right to privacy can't be used to prevent publication of court orders: Indian Kanoon rebuts plea in Kerala HC to erase personal details in orders

"It is settled that the right to privacy under Article 21 cannot give rise to the claim that court records cannot be published", Indian Kanoon has submitted.
Right to privacy can't be used to prevent publication of court orders: Indian Kanoon rebuts plea in Kerala HC to erase personal details in orders

In response to a petition before the Kerala High Court seeking the removal of a person’s name from court documents made available online, legal search engine Indian Kanoon has filed a counter-affidavit asserting that the right to privacy cannot be extended to protect an individual from publications based on public records, including court orders.

Among other grounds, it is also contended that the petition seeks to bypass legislative procedure underway to statutorily recognise the right to be forgotten.

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