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SC dismisses PIL on US snooping

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a PIL seeking direction to the government to initiate action against Internet companies

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a PIL seeking direction to the government to initiate action against Internet companies involved in sharing Internet data from India with US’ National Security Agency.

The SC said it cannot entertain the petition as an Indian agency is not involved and allowed the petitioner,former dean of Law Faculty of Delhi University S N Singh,to move any other forum for seeking remedy against Internet companies and the US agency for snooping data resulting in violation of right to privacy.

“The petitioner may have right to privacy against foreign companies but this right is not covered under Article 21 of the Constitution. The petitioner can move before any other forum for remedy,” a bench of justices A K Patnaik and Ranjan Gogoi said.