Draft Model Rules for Live-Streaming and Recording of Court Proceedings were released by the Supreme Court’s e-Committee. The Draft Rules make provision for a vital public service, i.e. live streaming of court proceedings, and invited comments from the public by June 30, 2021. IFF submitted its comments to the Draft Rules welcoming the Rules and expressed its strong support for their implementation. However, at the same time, we suggested that the Rules in their final form can strike a better balance between litigant/witness privacy and the public interest in disclosure.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/striking-the-balance-between-privacy-and-public-interest-in-judicial-proceedings-our-comments-to-the-supreme-courts-draft-live-streaming-rules/