Dooooomsday!!! Well, the Indian Government is getting furious in their security approaches as per latest government orders set by the outthrown party and the most notorious – BJP. The government can now look into your personal computer, mobile phones, and other such gadgets. We’re already living in a country where almost all the governmental bodies including hospitals, police stations, offices, etc. bear a CCTV dedicated rooms owing to the security of the institution. But now the government can read all your data, and this means that they can seize your personal computer, mobile phones, and other gadgets if they feel any suspicion or conflict arises.
What was the Action?
As per the orders revived by the MHA(ministry of home affairs), the government officials can have full access to your data. Officially there will be ten government bodies assigned for this venturous task. Name.ly,
- Intelligence Bureau
- Narcotics Control Bureau
- Central Board of Direct Taxes
- Enforcement Taxes
- Directorate of Revenue Intelligence
- Central Bureau of Investigation
- Cabinet Secretariat(R & AW)
- National Investigation Agency
- Directorate of Signal Intelligence(For Jammu & Kashmir, North East, and Assam Only)
- Commissioner of Police(Delhi Region)
The departments as mentioned earlier of government will look after the data for which they can intercept, monitor and decrypt any serious and malicious information.
In short, there will have to be a zero misguidance and smooth conductance of the inquiry. Unfortunately, if you fail to do so, then you’ll have to face some severe issues. Including some reasonable amount of colored Rupee notes to imprisonment of about seven years.
This will empower the bodies as mentioned above of government and supposedly or unfortunately they can juice up all the relative and personal data from an individual if they wanted to. The trigger is in the hands of these ten assigned bodies. They can do anything wrong with this bogus formula.
While INC leader Anand Sharma opposing the formula of Indian Government surveillance said “The Government is in complete disagreement over the Opposing party’s proposal because it’ll knowingly harm the privacy and interestingly surveillance over the personal data of common people. It’s not acceptable in a democracy.”
And Samajwadi Party’s lead Ram Gopal Yadav said: “This government has only a few months left, and this should not dig any unknown death well as new government will be re-installed in the following months.”
Whereas I feel that opposing party is a ton percent correct as this should violate the individual’s privacy, and that may lead to another most significant data breach. Last year it was made vivid that the agency linked with the Facebook had done the biggest data breaching. The associated agency was Cambridge Analytica which first came to light in 2013, but actually, there was no proof of evidence against the data. Well, that was the past happenings.
Unconstitutional Act of Government
Lawyer Chitranshul Sinha, Advocate at Supreme Court, also tweeted on the same as “the act fails the test of Section 69(1) of Information Technology Act at its peak. Section 69(1) does comply with the interception, and decryption for the welfare, security, public affairs, defense, sovereignty, integrity, and other relational orders. But at present, it’s not exactly required to tap all of the public data unnecessarily. There is an exact need for the strong reason to imply this rule right now.”
Further “There’s no such exact need for the implication for such surveillance over public computers — the MHA orders to intercept, monitor and decrypt any such prevalent data that is under suspicion. But they haven’t come up with a reason for exercising such a Godzilla like an act. Also, it violates the fundamental law of the right to privacy which could be withdrawn only by following a legal procedure. As per MHA orders the surveillance act doesn’t wed with the fundamental laws of Section 69(1), and so it violates the right to privacy” he wrote.
Delhi CM and AAP leader also tweeted with complete disagreement saying “India has come under undeclared emergency. India has come under undeclared emergency since 2014; now in its last couple of months, the Modi Government is crossing their all limits by seeking control of all citizens’ computers. Can such curtailment of fundamental rights be tolerated in such a largest democratic country.”
CM Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal tweeted as “Blanket Surveillance is bad in law. It is for the national security then only the central government already has the machinery. But why all commoners will be affected?…”
Well, You can write down your opinion in the comment sections below and share with us what do you think of this unconstitutional act of the Modi Government.