Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Supreme Court

Sharing Google PIN as a condition for bail violates right to privacy: SC

Last Updated on July 8, 2024 by News Desk

An appeal was filed against the conditions that were imposed by the Delhi HC, whereby the Nigerian national, Frank Vitus was granted bail, who was a accused in a drugs case

The bench comprised of Justices Abhay S Oka and Ujjal Bhuyan.

The bench had directed on a previous hearing, for Google India to explain the pin-sharing feature and how does access to location works through Google Maps.

The court remarked that making it a condition for the bail will hit the right to privacy guaranteed under Article 21.

The court said that the conditions for the bail cannot be ‘fanciful, arbitrary or freaking’

It said that the technology can’t be used to keep a constant vigil on anyone.

Also, the feature does not enable real-time tracking which makes it all the more redundant.

It was ruled by the SC on Monday that it is not allowed for the courts to give an order, directing the accused to share his Google PIN with the authorities and make it a condition for the bail.

Written By:- Shianjany Pradhan (@SHIANJANYPRADHAN)

Written By

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related Posts

High Court

Last Updated on July 24, 2024 by News Desk A PIL has been filed in Allahabad High Court challenging the Union Government’s notification issued...

Judiciary

Last Updated on July 23, 2024 by News Desk Supreme Court dismissed a plea for arrested political leaders to campaign virtually during elections. A...

High Court

Last Updated on July 22, 2024 by News Desk The Punjab & Haryana High Court has taken suo moto cognizance of the drying up...

Judiciary

Last Updated on July 22, 2024 by News Desk In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court granted bail to an accused under the Unlawful...