Case Filed ByKarmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi
1. The petition is looking at the issue of online privacy and asks for the state to step in. India currently has no specific law dealing with user data privacy. It points out that in India with the internet gaining so many users, more and more people are coming online and using these applications.
2. The petition states, “It is also the responsibility of the State to guarantee and ensure the protection of the personal and private data and information of these millions of citizens, when they use such modes of communications to engage in conversations and exchange private and confidential data and information.
The case will next be heard on 15th of May 2017. The Court, however, said that it will look into this preliminary objection at the time of delivery of the final verdict.