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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | India's actions deviate from the Justice Srikrishna Committee Report Related reading: Roundup: Canada, US and more


Business Today reports on what it describes as the Indian government's “attempts to get a free hand on surveillance and intelligence activities.” The article states that last month, the Union Home Ministry granted nine central agencies and the Delhi police commissioner the ability to “intercept, monitor and decrypt” information transmitted by or stored in any computer. Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy Senior Resident Fellow Akriti Gaur notes that such actions deviate from the position taken by the Justice Srikrishna Committee Report, which stated that a data protection law should not provide blanket exceptions for surveillance.
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