India’s Top Court Questions Gov’t Surveillance on Citizens’ Personal Computers

Earlier this week, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi of India’s Supreme Court issued a notice asking the government to provide an explanation as to why it allowed several agencies to monitor the personal computers of a number of citizens.

Last month, the home ministry had issued an which gave 10 federal government agencies the authority to intercept and monitor information from any computer. The move was immediately blasted by the opposition parties which said would risk creating a “surveillance state”.

Source: Reuters

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