This paper attempts to analyse the various laws relating to surveillance in the largest and oldest democracies of the world, India and the United States of America.
Vaibhav Chadha, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
Thajaswini Coimbatore Balasubramanian, student, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Anshul Bhuwalka, Associate (Transactions), IndusLaw, Mumbai, India.
The Right to Privacy and the need for Surveillance has always remained a contentious issue between citizens and law enforcement agencies. This paper attempts to analyse the various laws relating to Surveillance in the largest and oldest democracies of the world, India and the United States of America.
Regardless of vast variances in socio-economic and political realities, these two countries qualify as intriguing focuses for study. Though the Right to Privacy is generally accepted as a fundamental right throughout the nations of the world, the primacy given to ‘National Security’ and simultaneously balancing it with individual liberties seems to be a recognised phenomenon in both these jurisdictions.
Published in: JANUS.NET, e-journal of international relations
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