Senior Supreme Court lawyer and former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association Dushyant Dave spoke to Outlook about the SC order to set up an expert committee to look into the snooping scandal using Israeli firm NSO's spyware Pegasus.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that a committee of domain experts will be constituted and its report would be made available to the Supreme Court.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the House when the adjournment happened.
The 32-member Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, for which the listed agenda is ''Citizens' data security and privacy'', according to a notification issued by Lok Sabha Secretariat.
Phone numbers of more than 60 women have appeared in the Pegasus list, according to reports.
Reports suggest that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's aide and an Enforcement Directorate officer were among potential snooping targets of the Pegasus spyware list.
In his weekly column 'Rokhthok' in the Sena mouthpiece Saamana, Sanjay Raut MP said while the attack on the Japanese city had resulted in death of people, the spying by the Israeli software led to 'death of freedom'.
10 intelligence and investigating agencies can intercept, monitor or decrypt “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer resource” Section 69 of the IT Act, 2000, and Rule 4 of the IT.
Hacking is a crime and no exemption is given either for government or for private persons in the application of this law, Internet Freedom Foundation's Apar Gupta tells Outlook.
Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 is much weakened and disastrous.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor-led parliamentary panel on IT will be taking up allegations about potential spying of mass targets in India using the Israeli Pegasus spyware.
France has opened a probe into the case after reports revealed phone numbers used by Macron and other officials were among thousands allegedly selected for potential surveillance using Pegasus spyware.
The demand for a probe came from opposition parties, including the Congress, TMC, NCP, Left parties, RJD and Shiv Sena.
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