REPORTABLE I S C I C /C O J W P (C.) N. 314 2021 M L S …P V U I O.
27 October 2021
That all constitutional interpretations have political consequences should not obliterate the fact that the decision has to be arrived at in the calm and dispassionate atmosphere of the court room, that Judges in order to give legitimacy to their decision have to keep aloof from the din and controversy of politics and that the. [...] Some of the Writ Petitioners before this Court allege to be direct victims of the Pegasus attack, while others are Public Interest Litigants. They raise the issue of the inaction on the part of the Respondent Union of India to seriously consider the allegations raised, relating to the purported cyberattack on citizens of this country. Additionally, t. [...] As long back as in 1890, Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis observed in their celebrated article ‘The Right to Privacy’2: “Recent inventions and business methods call attention to the next step which must be taken for the protection of the person, and for securing to the individual what Judge Cooley calls the right “to be let alone.”…numer. [...] We now have cellular phones, which are different from cordless phones, which are different from what we used to think of as phones. We worry about e mail, voice mail, and junk mail. And something with the perky name Clipper Chip developed specifically to allow governmental eavesdropping on coded electronic communications – is apparently . [...] 849 of 2021 sought an interim order from this Court directing the Cabinet Secretary to put certain facts on an affidavit. On the other hand, most of the other senior counsel appearing on behalf of the other Writ Petitioners sought an independent investigation or inquiry into the allegations pertaining to the use of Pegasus softwa.