Privacy Supreme

The Supreme Court of India on August 24, 2017 ruled that the Right to Privacy is a fundamental right, protected under part III of the Constitution. A 9-judge bench said that the right to privacy is intrinsic to life and liberty. Here is our coverage following the apex court's ruling. Read through our analysis, reportage and opinion on the Right to Privacy and what the Supreme Court ruling means to you.

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Right to Privacy: We, the private people

With the landmark Right to Privacy verdict, SC expands the individual’s fundamental rights, etches firmer boundaries for the state. It also shows an admirable capacity to self-correct

Right to Privacy: ‘Verdict ensures everyone is born and dies with this right’

"This historic, unanimous judgment was triggered by the preposterous claim by the government that the “right to privacy” was not a fundamental right."


Right to Privacy: 91-year-old retd Justice KS Puttaswamy is the face behind legal history

Right to Privacy: “During discussions with some of my friends, I realised that the Aadhaar scheme was going to be implemented without the law being discussed in Parliament. As a former judge, I felt the executive action was not right. I filed the petition because I felt that my right was affected,’’ he said.

Right to Privacy: Fundamental rights redefined

From seeing them as distinct compartments against which to test laws, to understanding them as a cumulative whole, to now seeing them as boundaries which guarantee the dignity of a free individual in a modern republic, the courts have come a long way.

Right to Privacy: A Brake On Government

Right to privacy judgment finally consigns the Emergency to the past

Right to Privacy: A right for the future

Supreme Court upholds right of individuals to choose how and where they want to live and work, and pursue their dreams


Right to Privacy: In Supreme Court verdict, freedom’s 7 takeaways

Rarely has so momentous a judgment been delivered so emphatically. Court has indicated that contours of privacy defined by it aren’t limitations to the right, but foundations over which it will develop over time.

Right to Privacy: What the judgment means for Aadhaar, its constitutionality

Also, the very idea of a boundless general purpose identification database is constitutionally suspect following the unequivocal declaration of privacy as a fundamental right, and the drawing up of the conditions of restricting that right in as narrow a manner as the judgment has done.

Right to Privacy: What the Supreme Court said

In historic 9-0 verdict, the Supreme Court establishes a new bar for civil liberties, individual rights and the freedom of choice in India; stresses Constitution’s silences are important, too.

Right to Privacy: Opposition welcomes Supreme Court verdict; Congress says blow to ‘unbridled encroachment by state’

Sonia Gandhi said, “The Supreme Court judgment on fundamental right to privacy heralds a new era for individual rights, personal liberty and human dignity..."