#DataProtectionTop10: State Security and Surveillance

Where’s the Line in the Sand?

In Part 7 of the #DataProtectionTop 10 series, we discuss the provisions in the Bill which enable the State to engage in surveillance of the people. Clause 35 of the Bill gives blanket exemption to the State from the application of the Bill on the grounds of national security. This blanket exemption without any sound oversight and review mechanism raises concerns of abuse of power by the State. Hence, we recommend that a chapter on surveillance reforms be inserted in the Bill.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/dataprotectiontop10-state-security-and-surveillance/