Kerala HC disposes of plea against Police use of COVID-19 patients' call data; restrains use of data that would infringe right to privacy

The plea filed by Kerala's Leader of Opposition, Ramesh Chennithala assailed a circular to this effect as violative of privacy, obtained without consent or legislative backing, and as an undue extension of police powers
Kerala HC disposes of plea against Police use of COVID-19 patients' call data; restrains use of data that would infringe right to privacy
Ramesh Chennithala moved the Kerala HC against the Circulars issued by the Police authorising collection of CDRs

The Kerala High Court has disposed of a plea challenging a circular issued by the State Police Chief enabling the department to collect Call Detail Records (CDRs) of COVID-19 patients and suspects (Ramesh Chennithala v. State of Kerala).

The petition had been filed by the Kerala State Congress President and Leader of Opposition in Kerala Legislative Assembly, Ramesh Chennithala.

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