RIGHT TO PRIVACY VIS-A-VIS CYBER LAW: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
The demarcating line between one’s Right to Privacy and one’s access to information is a debate that is wildfire today. We all know that right to privacy is a violable human right. The quest for privacy is an inherent instinct of all human beings. As a matter of fact it is a natural need of an individual to establish individual boundaries with almost perfect seclusion it is the ability of an individual or group to seclude them or information about themselves and thereby reveal them selectively. It is a wrongful intrusion into a person's private activities by other individual (s) or by the government. Moreover with the advancement of information and technology things have become more complecated and those issues needs immediate attention. It is now a very common phenomenon that the power, capacity and speed of information technology has improved beyond immagination and is constantly accelerating rapidly. The extent of privacy invasion or certainly the potential to invade privacy has also increased correspondingly. Cyber law revolves around the issues laws relating to Cyber crimes, electronic & digital signatures, intellectual property, data protection and privacy. The researcher for the purpose of this article will solely contratrate on the specific issue of privacy and its relationship with cyber laws in India. The researcher will try to demarcare the line of control between the two and will also try to maintain a fair balance beyween the privacy rights of an indivijual and the data controllers.
Key Words: Right to Privacy, Cyber Laws, Human rights, Technology, Digital Signatures etc
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