Supreme Court on Thursday declared right to privacy as a fundamental right under the Article 21 of the Indian constitution. The judgement was made by a bench of nine judges. The bench was headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar. This deceleration is a big landmark to strengthen the personal privacy.
The decision of declaring right to privacy as a fundamental right will have a huge impact in many other areas like:
- Aadhar cards
- Rights of gay
- Demanding or using personal data by internet or financial firms.
Restrictions on right to convert and choice of food are also expected to be impacted. The reason is that personal information is accessed through Aadhaar cards and financial terms. So the governments will have to rethink about the use after the Supreme Court’s decision regarding right to privacy.
With this judgement, the Supreme Court also ruled out earlier judgements made in 1954 and 1961 by eight and six judge bench of M.P. Sharma and Kharak Singh where it was said that privacy will not be a right to be covered under the constitution.