The government’s reconnaissance powers have been frequently abused, all the time with no sort of legal authority.
The right to privacy is a treasured right. At that place must be solid, relevant and lawfully legitimate purposes behind law enforcement offices to meddle with this prerogative. Intervention in a man’s home, professional, or family life for the sake of examination or domiciliary visits without a logical premise is not tolerated.
Privacy of the electronic communication is a myth. On the off chance if you trust that the insider facts you share electronically stay amongst you and your accomplice, you are likely off-foot because your conversations are being tapped round-the-clock any constitutional approval.
The right to privacy is essential to sets up the privilege to protection, which ensures information insurance and which shields people from the possibly unlawful interception of their communication. It is important for the public to demand for the right to privacy as it protects individuals from abuse by those in power and is integral in ensuring individual liberty.
But to top the scale India is taking out a surveillance scheme which is mostly unregulated.
The central government has developed a Central Monitoring System (CMS) in India. The task is planned for ‘lawful interception and monitoring communication’ over the telephone and internet.
ADG Home Affairs KS Dhatwaliya said, “National security is our priority. Government is authorised to carry such surveillance. Moreover India is not a lone case here; many other countries have a similar arrangement. The CMS will prove to be an asset for national security.”
It is ironical that when the United States had grabbed indications of a plot through electronic and human sources and cautioned Indian security authorities a few times in the months prior to the 9/11 attack, they did not act which contributed to a national catastrophe.
The Government can also sabotage the financial markets by the wide-ranging tapping. All the craft secrets, confidentiality of the business would be in the work force of the government functionaries. The ensuing abuse of such information by rogue officers of the enforcement organization is however some other matter of fear.
Do we trust the government enough to be an open book in front of them? Will they never leverage your private data against you ? The government has enough power already and giving it more would only total up to more abusive power.