The court’s judgment implies that the state will have to be cautious of its activities even before it begins implementing them. Projects or initiatives that involve collection of personal data would have to take into account explicit limitations on how such information can be used.
The penalty for holding more than ten old notes may include financial fines and a jail term of up to four years in certain cases.
In this Facebook live session, M.K. Venu, one of the founding editors of The Wire, discusses the political economy of this decision and answers questions from viewers in realtime.