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19 Jun, 2013

Indian Supreme Court to hear PIL on US surveillance of Internet data | The Hindu

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to give an urgent hearing to a PIL on the issue of US National Security Agency snooping on Internet data from India and seeking to initiate action against internet companies for allowing the agency to access the information.

Agreeing to hear the PIL filed by a former Dean of Law Faculty of Delhi University Professor S.N. Singh, a bench of justices A.K. Patnaik and Ranjan Gogoi posted the case for hearing next week.

In his plea, Mr. Singh has alleged that such large-scale spying by the US authorities is detrimental to national security and urged the apex court to intervene in the matter. He has claimed that the Internet companies are sharing information with the foreign authority in “breach” of contract and violation of right to privacy.

Read the rest: SC to hear PIL on US surveillance of Internet data | The Hindu.